Hublot’s New Watch Is Completely See-Through
The Big Bang Unico Sapphire has nothing to hide.
The intricate clockwork of Hublot has always perplexed us, but its latest timepiece has nothing to hide.
The new Big Bang Unico Sapphire is completely see-through, so its masterful Unico chronograph is on full display. The watch’s middle case, bezel, and back have all been milled from blocks of sapphire, a notoriously backbreaking stone to work with. It’s not only a translucent beauty but also a major triumph for the Swiss watchmaker.
The sapphire also means this timepiece is as tough as nails. In fact, sapphire is a 9 on the Mohs scale, just shy of the durability of a diamond, which is the perfect 10. It’s virtually scratchproof and can withstand water pressures down to 50 meters deep.
This wristwatch has also maintained the look of the brand’s much-loved Big Bang range. See for yourself:
This isn’t the first time Hublot has dabbled with this precious gemstone. Its MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire stunned this year’s Geneva Watch Show (SIHH), though that model came with the extortionate price of $575,000. While sapphire-encased watches will never be cheap (some can cost up to a million dollars), this model capped things at $57,900.
This is part of a 500-piece limited edition, so act fast.