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A New Level of Crystal Clarity: Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Tourbil

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At Baselworld 2018, Hublot known for its bold forays into unconventional materials and envelope-pushing technology took the still-exclusive category to a new level with the introduction of the Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon replica, which boasts not only a crystal-clear case but a see-through skeletonized movement as well.

 

Sapphire Tourbillon

This watch is the latest iteration of the Hublot Big Bang Power Reserve Tourbillon 5 Days replica, the watch’s case and the movement’s tourbillon bridge are cut from blocks of sapphire. Like its predecessor from 2016, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire, this watch’s case is milled from blocks of solid sapphire, a material nearly as hard and as scratch-resistant as diamond and, consquently, extremely difficult to machine. The few non-sapphire elements in the case include the six H-shaped titanium screws that hold fast the bezel to the case body, the metal crown, and elements of the lugs and buckle, which is also titanium. The hands on the dial are rhodium-plated brass, and both they and the large Arabic hour numerals have been treated with Super-LumiNova.

 

45mm Case

The case of this watch measures 45mm across and 14.25mm thick, which is on the larger side, but this is Hublot after all. The entire case is made from plates of sapphire that are first cut from solid blocks and then milled and polished down to the correct shapes. This houses a skeletonized resin dial with a rhodium-plated brass handset and oversized luminous Arabic numerals, combining for a harmonious look. As one would expect, the case is thick — 14.26 mm — and offers only modest water resistance, at 30 meters. 

 

 

Cliber HUB6016

The Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon replica (Ref. 405.JX.0120.RT), in addition to the transparent sapphire case and crystal, the resin dial, and the matching translucent strap made of structured lined rubber, it also boasts a painstakingly skeletonized version of Hublot’s in-house HUB6016 manual-winding tourbillon movement — yes, the same five-day-power-reserve caliber we’ve seen in previous Hublot tourbillon models like the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Titanium 405NX0137LR replica.

 


This time the main plate, with its concentric circle bridges, is made of acrylic, continuing the transparent theme throughout. It's really cool to see this caliber in this different way - it's already a striking design as is, and making it in an unorthodox material really takes things to the next level. 

 

Price

The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire is limited to a series of 99 pieces and is priced at $148,000. There is a Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Titanium 405NX0137LR replica, is only priced at $169.00. More informantion about Hublot watch replica, welcome to our store, watchesmin.co.






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