Hublot Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Big Bang with Million Dollar Collection
Back in 2004, the Hublot brand had been around for 24 years but so far failed to distinguish itself as a major player in the luxury watch business. That was when then-owner Carlo Crocco brought in the marketing genius of Jean-Claude Biver to polish the image of the brand. The result was the 2005 debut if the Big Bang watch with many models to follow over the next ten years.
Now Hublot is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang with a very limited collection of watches selling for a cool million dollars each. The Big Bang Unico “10 Years” haute Joaillerie collection contains ten watches all of which are set with diamonds and the carat count of each is impressive. The black diamond version contains 653 black baguette-cut diamonds with a total of 41.84 ct. The white diamond version sports 653 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 40.02 ct, while the blue sapphire version has 653 baguette-cut diamonds and blue sapphires with a total of 40.41 ct. The ruby version wears 653 baguette-cut diamonds and rubies totaling 40.93 ct.
Each piece requires more than 400 hours of research, development and production plus another 350 hours of setting all those diamonds. On the inside is the Hublot automatic in-house HOB 1242 Unico movement with flyback chronograph. All of this opulence is contained in a 45mm case that includes a bezel set with inverted trapezium-cut diamonds. Each piece of the Big Bang Unico “10 Years” Haute Joaillerie collection includes a black leather band that no one will notice among all this sparkle.
Just ten pieces of each model will be made, every one carrying a million dollar price tag. Even if these diamond bedecked watches are a bit gaudy for your taste you have to admit that this is certainly an auspicious way to celebrate a tenth anniversary.