With the new Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire, Hublot has once again achieved a world’s first by adding a completely new color to its palette of through-tinted sapphires. Starting in 2016 with the first Big Bang Unico Sapphire, the brand has taken a leading role in creating new color variations in this difficult-to-machine material, from reds to yellows to blues. The new timepiece, limited to just 50 pieces, catches the eye with its 45-mm case machined from orange-tinted translucent sapphire, achieved through a manufacturing process that incorporates titanium and chromium.
The Orange Sapphire’s finely polished surfaces are accented on the bezel by the six H-shaped titanium screws that are emblematic of the Big Bang collection. An entirely new tourbillon movement has been added not only equipped with self-winding (a rarity for a tourbillon), but also with a reinvented architecture with its micro-rotor visible on the dial side and three sapphire bridges. The case, which is water-resistant to 30 meters, attaches to an orange, structured rubber strap with a lined relief pattern; the strap and the case are equipped with Hublot’s patented One-Click interchangeability system.
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