A master in the creation of sapphire crystal watch cases, previously presented in transparent, black, yellow, blue and red, Hublot is announcing today a completely new colour for its palette of through-tinted sapphires: orange.
This aesthetic novelty is matched to a high-end technical feat in the new Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire.
The new orange shade – a world first for a through-tinted sapphire – was achieved thanks to the incorporation of titanium and chromium in a sophisticated manufacturing process.
The translucent and finely polished bezel and case are enhanced by the technical tone of the six H-shape titanium screws that are distinctive of the Big Bang design. Measuring 45 mm in diameter and 15.30 mm in thickness, the watch is water resistant to 30 metres / 100 feet.
Beating at the frequency of 3 Hz or 21,600 vibrations per hour, the new manufacture MHUB6035 tourbillon movement is not only equipped with self-winding and ceramic ball bearings but also with a reinvented architecture with a micro-rotor visible on the dial side and three sapphire bridges.
The tourbillon cage at 6 o'clock makes a revolution on its axis every minute to compensate the effects of gravity on the running rate.
Crafted from grey 22-carat gold and finely decorated (bevelling, sunray-brushing and sand-blasting) and positioned at 12 o'clock to visually balance the tourbillon, the micro-rotor ensures a minimum power reserve of three days (72 hours).
Legibility of hands and indices are enhanced by orange luminescent coating.
The watch is fitted with a transparent orange rubber strap with a lined relief and secured to the wrist by a patented One Click interchangeability system and titanium deployant buckle.
A limited edition of 50 pieces, the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire ref. 419.JO.0120.RT has a price of CHF 160,000 / Euro 167,000 / US$ 169,000. hublot.com