Fifteen years after its creation, the Big Bang is available for the first time in its history with a tailored integrated bracelet that sits perfectly against the skin. So perfectly, that to look at the Big Bang Integral — with a visual harmony resulting from absolute proportions, you would think that it had always existed. Its aesthetic signature is powerful enough for it to be instantly associated with that of the Big Bang.
The watch features its first integrated metal bracelet, with the first link fused with a restyled case, with Hublot’s signature codes: unique and different.
The watch is a fusion of technology and style for the wrist and embodies the spirit of Hublot, with its iconic use of black ceramic, king gold or titanium. The new collection consists of three models, including a 500-piece limited-edition All Black version dedicated to the “invisible visibility” concept introduced in 2006.
While it comprises the standard three links: one central and two lateral, its sharp style adopts the codes of the case, with edges that not only echo the aesthetic of the pushers but also the architecture of the middle with its cutouts.
The polished and satin-finished surfaces, and the bevelling and chamfering of the links, create the same effect of depth and contrast as between the case and the bezel lug.
While its dial and bezel are identical to the existing Big Bang 42 mm model — with the exception of the indices, which replace the Arabic numerals — its pushers return to the codes of the original model from 2005.
These very pushers inspired the style of the bracelet, with their interplay of angles and chamfers and alternating polished and satin finishes punctuating the watch, from the middle to the bracelet.
The Big Bang Integral retains its iconic “sandwich” construction, this time without the composite resin insert, with the watch crafted entirely from one material – titanium, king gold or ceramic. The only exceptions are the black composite resin lugs on its bezel and the crown overmoulded with rubber.
Founded in Switzerland in 1980, Hublot is defined by its innovative concept, which began with the original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its chair Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.
The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the sophisticated, establishing the DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.
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* This article was paid for by Hublot and Arthur Kaplan.