Hublot celebrates the 10th anniversary of its now-iconic Big Bang collection in 2015. At Baselworld, the Swiss brand renowned for its “fusion” concept of mixing materials will debut the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold, which it calls “the most scratch-resistant gold top replica watches ever created.” Scroll down for more info.
Hublot first announced its proprietary, patented “Magic Gold” alloy in 2011, and the material made its commercial debut in the case of a Big Bang Ferrari limited edition cheap replica watches in 2012. Magic Gold, certified as 18 carats by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control, was developed by Hublot in Switzerland in a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). It is a mixture of 24k gold with high-tech ceramics, created in a complex process that involves pre-formed boron carbide powder in molds, which is then hardened at extremely high temperatures, creating a rigid, porous structure. Afterward, molten liquid gold is injected into the structure under very high pressure, filling the pores to create the final alloy, whose defining property is its exceptional resistance to scratches: its hardness is close to 1,000 Vickers, whereas standard 18k gold is only 400 Vickers. (For a detailed explanation of how Hublot creates its Magic Gold, click here to read our article on the process.)
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold is a limited edition of 250 pieces. Like its brethren in the Big Bang Unico family (the first Big Bang was introduced in 2013; you can read about it here), it sports a big 45-mm-diameter case, with a bezel secured by H-shaped screws (here in black PVD-treated titanium), and is outfitted with Hublot’s in-house Unico movement. The Unico (also dubbed caliber HUB 1242) is an automatic movement equipped with a flyback chronograph function incorporating a column wheel and a double clutch — both of which are visible on the dial side thanks to the best Cartier replica watch’s skeleton dial. The date is visible in a white window at 3 o’clock.
The polished Magic Gold case (which is water-resistant to 100 meters and is fitted with a nonreflective sapphire crystal in the front and back) also sports a Hublot logo-branded crown made of black satin-finished PVD titanium and chronograph push-pieces in the same material. The caseback is made not of Magic Gold but of micro-blasted black PVD titanium (there’s that “fusion” again). The dial features subdials with satin-finished gilt counter rings at 9 o’clock (for small seconds) and 3 o’clock (for the chronograph minutes counter). The gilt-plated hands and indices are coated with Super-LumiNova. The Unico movement, including the rotor, has a striking anthracite gray treatment and holds a new replica watches power reserve of 72 hours. The Hublot Big Bang Unico comes on a structured, ribbed black rubber strap with a deployant buckle in black PVD titanium. The price is expected to be announced at Baselworld 2015.