The spirit of fusion is what defines Hublot, and their latest offering–the Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon–epitomizes this ethos more than ever. Uniting haute horlogerie with state-of-the-art technology, this creation embodies a thrilling confluence of micro-rotor tourbillon manufacturing in-house with a robust yet ultralight carbon fibre and Texalium case, and a seamlessly integrated strap. It’s a limited edition, it’s revolutionary, and it’s pure Hublot.
Since its inception, Hublot has been synonymous with the fusion of materials, techniques, aesthetics, designs, colours, and alloys. The Nyon-based manufacturer’s philosophy extends to the all-encompassing dimensions of modern watchmaking, as evidenced in the new Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon.
Limited to a mere 50 pieces, this model is where traditional watchmaking meets Hublot’s avant-garde spirit. It features two genuine complications: the tourbillon and the micro-rotor. While some may not regard the micro-rotor as a true complication, its skeleton structure, three-day full power reserve, and 100% Hublot in-house manufacture status attest to its undeniable complexity. The tourbillon, masterfully designed by Hublot, is skeletonized and suspended, flaunting transparent sapphire bridges within a bottom plate. It’s an engineering marvel, beautifully displaying Hublot’s commitment to technical excellence.
The strap is a piece of art and merits being viewed as a complication in itself. It is exceptionally lightweight at just 26 grams and offers supreme comfort thanks to its perfect integration with the case. Each individually machined and finished link faces a real challenge with composite materials like Texalium and carbon fibre, requiring precise cutting, machining, and chamfering.
A true testament to Hublot’s innovation is the creation of the Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon watch, the successful amalgamation of materials such as carbon fibre and Texalium. With a 43 mm diameter carbon fibre case, this piece offers two major boons: resilience and ultra-lightness. The watch head weighs a mere 42 grams, breaking free from the convention that a robust watch must be heavy. Hublot’s ergonomic integrated strap brings it all together.
But being lightweight isn’t all; the watch must resist wear, tear, and scratches. Hublot provides near-eternal tranquillity with Texalium, a fusion material combining a fibreglass core with a thin top layer of aluminium. The resulting casing is both impact-resistant and scratch-resistant, weighing nearly as much as a “full carbon” case.
With the exclusive HUB6035 Manufacture Calibre, Hublot fashioned an openwork back plate, allowing light to penetrate the movement. The interwoven nature of carbon fibre and Texalium is mirrored in this design, showcasing a seamless unity between appearance and technique.