Hublot Debuts Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold
Baselworld 2015 is still a few days away but several of the top brands in luxury watches have already given us a sneak peek at some of their new styles. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their trademark Big Bang line Hublot just revealed the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold, the most scratch-resistant massive gold watch ever.
This impressive timepiece marries the iconic design of the Big Bang with Hublot’s patented Magic Gold, billed as the world’s only scratch-resistant 18K gold. The famous alloy was developed by Hublot with the help of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and certified as 18K by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control.
Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe stated, “The fusion of materials is in Hublot’s DNA.
Four years ago, Hublot created Magic Gold, the only scratch-resistant gold in the world. Still today, Hublot is the only brand to offer this material, whose hardness is close to 1,000 Vickers, more than twice that of ‘standard’ 18 carat gold, which only reaches 400 Vickers.”
After introducing Magic Gold to the press in November 2011, Hublot presented the first watches made from the alloy at Baselworld 2012, the limited edition Big Bang Ferrari line. The Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold will make its grand debut at Baselworld 2015 which will be happening March 19-26 in Basel, Switzerland.
Hublot will be one of several major players in the world of fine watches exhibiting its wares at Baselworld. Girard-Perregaux will be displaying new additions to the 1966 line for men and women. The latest Girard-Perregaux features a case of rose-gold and a guilloche pattern that fans out from the center of the silver dial in 12 sections. This watch comes with a black alligator strap and a price tag of $16,300 for the men’s model and $18,800 for the diamond-studded ladies version.
Blancpain will be adding a new model to its Villeret line, the Villeret Grand Date. This is the first big-date model in the line and uses Blancpain’s Calibre 6950 automatic movement. The Grand Date has a case and hands of rose-gold with a silver opaline dial. This watch comes with a brown alligator strap and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
Longines will be presenting the newest member of the Classic Conquest Collection, the Classic Conquest Moonphase. The Conquest line has a rich history, having been patented back in 1954, and is now being revitalized by Longines. Picking up on the current love for astronomy among watchmakers the Classic Conquest Moonphase has a moon phase display on the dial at 6 o’clock as well as a second display, 30-minute counter and window for day and month. This watch is available in rose-gold, 18K rose-gold, steel or two-tone steel and is water resistant to 50 meters.
All of these deluxe chronographs and more will be in view at Baselworld 2015.