Fifteen years since its launch in 2005, Hublot is now presenting the first Big Bang model with an integrated metal bracelet, the first chain ring fused to the case.
Named Big Bang Integral, the new model is available in titanium, king gold (a special alliance of 18-carat gold and 5% platinum to intensify the colour) or an all-black ceramic version (limited to 500 pieces).
The polished and satin finish of the bracelet and the bevelled and chamfered links create the same depth and contrast effect between the case and the lugs.
The production of the integrated replica Hublot bracelet required a redesign of the case. Thus, although the dial and bezel are identical to the existing Big Bang 42 mm model – the only difference being indicated by the replacement of the Arabic numerals by indexes – the keys revert to the shape of the original 2005 model.
The new models are made entirely of one of the materials – titanium, gold or ceramic – the only exceptions being the black composite resin lugs on the bezel and the rubber-coated crown.
They are powered by the HUB1280 movement, an automatic chronograph movement with a guide wheel and flyback function that beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and has a three-day power reserve.
The prices of the Hublot Big Bang Integral are: titanium €20,700 / US$ 20,900 (ref. 451.NX.1170.NX), gold (ref. 451.OX.1180.OX), euro black ceramic €22,700 or US$ 23,100 (ref. 451. CX.1140.CX).