Baselworld 2106: Hublot Big Bang Meca-10, An Introduction To Mechanics (Live Pics)
The Big Bang MECA-10 All Black is an addition to the models that are celebrating the 10 years of Hublot’s monochrome trend. Limited to 500 pieces. A tribute to the “All Black” concept with a 45-mm diameter case and bezel in black ceramic alternating between micro-blasted and polished effects. In micro-blasted titanium, the Big Bang MECA-10 Titanium marks the entrance of a new reference in the collection. The two editions have a matt black skeleton dial and a sapphire glass back enabling a double-sided vision of the new HUB1201 manufacture movement. As for the “One Click” strap, it comes clad in ribbed black natural rubber.
The movement is fitted with two parallel barrels with a power reserve indicator using a rack system. At 12 o’clock, two racks slide on a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system. The 10-day power reserve has a dual display. At 3 o’clock, an opening gradually reveals a red spot during the last 2 days of the movement’s charge. At 6 o’clock, a crown gear marked from 0 to 10 indicates the remaining days of the power reserve. Perfecting this Meccano style, the regulating organ is visible beneath the dial at 7 o’clock. In black PVD (a dedication to 10 years of the All Black concept) its endings have had to adapt to the geometry and hardness of the bridges. These are very fine and transversal bridges rendered distinctive and almost invisible by their original insertion and execution. A powerful movement which, thanks to its impressive power reserve, will see its calibre develop at the whim of additional modules. An innovative construction with a skeleton dial revealing the detailed mechanics of the movement. This familiar and atypical design is constructed to create an audacious and original mechanical overlap of its power reserve. The 10-day power reserve allowed for the mechanism to be designed in manual mode to further reinforce this connection between man and his machine.
Hublot has created a new manufacture movement. Entirely conceived and developed in house, the HUB1201 is a skeleton mechanical movement with manual winding and a 10-day power reserve. There are 223 components, straight and curved perforated metallic strips, crown gears, racks, plates, axes, and ratchet wheels. An original assembly with ultra-stylised mechanics that will make you want to go straight to your workbench to build and dismantle it over and over again. A piece that draws inspiration from our childhood memories, when our days were filled with the games and excitement of building and creating small machines and structures. An object that takes us back to a child’s emotion and continuous discovery.
Retail Price: $19,000 for the Titanium and $22,000 for the All Black. For more info. on Hublot, Click Here.
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Reference: 414.NI.1123.RX (Titanium) & 414.CI.1110.RX (All Black, Limited to 500 Pieces)
Case: 45 mm diameter in micro-blasted titanium or polished and micro-blasted black ceramic.
Bezel: Micro-blasted titanium or polished and micro-basted black ceramic with 6 micro-blasted titanium or black treated titanium H-shaped screws.
Glass: Sapphire glass with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment.
Bezel lug: Black composite resin.
Crown: Titanium or black treated titanium and rubber.
Back: Sapphire glass and micro-blasted titanium or micro-blasted black ceramic.
Dial: Matte black skeleton.
Movement: HUB1201, movement developed and manufactured by Hublot, mechanic with manual winding skeleton, with power reserve indicator (10 Days).
Strap & Clasp: Structured ribbed black rubber with titanium or black treated titanium folding buckle.