Big Bang Unico Independent Italian Watch is specially launched by Hublot and the Italian trend brand ‘Independent Italy’. ‘Fusion’ has always been one of the key words of Hublot. In this cross-border integration, ‘Independent Italy’ is responsible for the trend of the watch, while Hublot is responsible for scientific and technological innovation. Model: 411.YT.1198.NR.ITI16) combines both fashion trends and cutting-edge technology.
The innovative technology of this watch lies in the case material Texalium ® aluminized carbon fiber and Hublot’s own UNICO movement. Texalium ® aluminized carbon fiber material is the most advanced modern material. The weight-to-strength ratio of carbon fiber is the highest among all materials. Carbon fiber is only half the weight of aluminum, but its strength is three times that of aluminum. Carbon fiber also has ‘basket-like weaving’ structural characteristics. Different weaving processes or patterns will cause carbon fibers to exhibit different performance characteristics, which also brings more possibilities. Depending on the shape and performance of the different components to be manufactured, different weaving processes are selected.
Such outstanding carbon fiber has replaced traditional alloy materials in some fields, and its application is not limited to the watchmaking industry. Due to the unique properties of carbon fibers and their different reaction performance with traditional alloys, the processing of carbon fibers also requires unique manufacturing equipment and procedures. Hublot is one of the few watchmakers that can use carbon fiber composite materials to create watch cases and movements.
The UNICO movement is independently designed, developed, manufactured and assembled by Hublot’s micro-mechanics, engineers and watchmakers. This watch is equipped with the HUB1242 automatic winding movement, with a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. The practical flyback timer function can be reset to zero at any time. The bottom of the watch is a sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating, which is water-resistant to 100 meters.
The carbon fiber case and bezel are paired with a black camouflage pattern Texalium® top layer. The bezel is embedded with six H-shaped 18K King Gold screws and a large diameter of 45 mm, which highlights its individuality. Beneath the anti-glare sapphire crystal, there is a lacquered skeleton dial with black and king gold matte coating. The dial is equipped with a 60-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small seconds at 9 o’clock, all of which are gold-colored.
The crown is made of 18K King Gold PVD-coated titanium, with black rubber on the sides for easier handling.
The strap is made of genuine black twill cotton lined with natural rubber, with carbon fiber and black titanium-plated folding buckle.
Summary: Hublot has always been good at researching and developing new materials and innovative unique designs. The official price of this watch is 215,800 yuan, and the limited edition is 250 pieces. This cross-border collaboration watch combines trendy fashion with modern new technology. The large watch face and bold camouflage design firmly express the independence personality.