Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Hands-On Review

Additionally the new tonneau-shaped case also features many of the same touches as the original Big Bangs, such as the six H-shaped screws on the bezel and contrasting rubber flanks on the side of the case, as well as rubber on the crown and the pushers. Similarly the gold-plated, baton shaped hands and indices are also hallmarks of, ensuring the Spirit of Big Bang still offers a respectable level of legibility. As you can see in the photos the dial is completely open, allowing for uninterrupted viewing of the movement below. This design decision has drawn what I think are unfair comparisons to Richard Mille timepieces, which also often feature a tonneau-shaped case paired with an open-worked dial. Whilst there are definitely some similarities, no one is going to mistake the Spirit of Big Bang on your wrist for a Richard Mille and nor do I think that was Replica Hublot Big Bang��s intention to begin with. Rather the idea was to highlight the skeletonized, automatic chronograph movement beneath, otherwise known as the HUB4700 caliber. Based on an automatic El Primero from fellow LVMH stable member and modern day masters of the chronograph, Zenith, this new movement beats at a frequency of 36,000 vb/h and has been fully skeletonized to exacting standards. Its high visibility gives the Replica Breitling Navitimer a very technical, almost industrial feel and to be honest takes a little getting used to. Even the date wheel is visible in its entirety, although the clever use of contrasting colors makes it easy to identify what the current date is. Personally I felt the design was a little too raw for my tastes but I am sure plenty of others will find its rugged construction alluring. The backside of the automatic movement, including the skeletonized rotor, is visible through the sapphire caseback and has also been nicely finished, although not extravagantly so. Depending on what model you choose the watch will come fitted on an alligator leather and rubber strap complete with a deployant buckle clasp matching the material of the case. The rubber is on the inside of the strap, making it very comfortable on the wrist and also ensuring that your leather strap doesn��t wear out too quickly, especially in the summer heat. In total four combinations of the new Hublot Spirit of Big Bang will be available; King Gold, King Gold + ceramic, titanium and titanium+ceramic. According to Hublot the 18k gold case of the King Gold is comprised of 5% platinum, which supposedly gives it a deeper red color than would have otherwise have been achieved. The prices range from about US$24,000 for the entry level titanium piece up to about US$47,000 for the King Gold Ceramic. Overall I have to admit that I liked the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang more than I thought I would. It��s well made and just different enough to make it stand out from its peers in the Big Bang collection. That being said, I��m not necessarily sure if that��s a good thing or if it��s just paving the way for a whole new wave of limited edition watches based on a tonneau-shaped case instead of a round one. We��ll just have to wait and see on that one.