Last year at this time Hublot presented its take on the trend of integrated-bracelet sports watches, aptly named the Hublot Big Bang Integral. This year, as part of LVMH Watch Week, the luxury watchmaker revisits the ceramic version of the model with the Big Bang Integral Ceramic in three new colorways. Joining the original, all-black edition is a white, navy blue, and gray model, each continuing to affirm, as Hublot calls it, the brand’s “integral single-color, single-material style.” With a focus on improved wearability, Hublot has mastered the in-house manufacturing of ceramic. Since ceramic is virtually scratch-proof, it will forever look as beautiful as it did the day it was purchased. It is also 30% lighter than steel and it is hypo-allergenic.
Like the original models from 2020, the new watches represent an extension of the original Big Bang Unico 42 design, inclusive of its 42-mm case, round “porthole” bezel with its now-familiar eight H-shaped screws, and sharp, alternating brushed finishing on its top facets and polished finishing on its sides. The chief defining feature of the Hublot Big Bang Integral, and the one that gives the watch its “Integral” designation, is the all-ceramic bracelet that’s integrated into its base design. The movement inside is the in-house, skeletonized Unico HUB1280 caliber. The automatic mechanism is equipped with a chronograph function driven by a column wheel and a horizontal double-clutch. The self-winding movement, which comprises 354 components including 43 jewels, also hosts a 72-hour, or three-day, power reserve in its mainspring barrel. Unlike the 2020 all-black ceramic model, which was limited to 500 pieces, no such limit has been explicitly placed on these three exciting models.
For another recent release by Hublot, check out the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire.