Blue – a colour that always fascinates and excites a watch collector. In this year’s SIHH, Hublot had decided to feature an incredible timepiece with a watch based on indigo blue. Cue the new Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic.
The latest novelty from Hublot is a combination of cutting edge material and solid engineering. The contemporary timepiece, which features an alluring indigo blue ceramic case, is definitely a watch that seeks to stand out from the crowd. It is not all show though – the timepiece is also fitted with a solid movement with a power reserve of approximately 10 days. It definitely performs as well as it looks.
The 45mm blue ceramic case is not just there for the aesthetics. The case, bezel, and folding clasp of the watch is made from blue ceramic. This is made from zirconium dioxide, with high temperature sintering. The material, notably, is very hard and solid, yet it is much lighter than steel. It is also much more scratch-resistant, which allows the watch case to retain its beauty.
Powering the new Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic is Hublot’s HUB1201. The movement, which was developed over a span of two years, is a manually-wound skeleton calibre. It boasts an incredible power reserve of around 10 days, which is also displayed via a power reserve indicator that utilises a cogwheel system. What is particularly interesting are the indicators that complements the contemporary construction of the skeleton dial. At the 3 o’clock position, there is a red dot unveiled when the movement is nearing the final days of its power reserve, while a gearwheel at 6 o’clock indicates the exact number of days remaining and the regulating organ. It is coupled with the small second regulator, appears at 7 o’clock position.
If one is looking for a contemporary and conversational timepiece, the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic is perhaps something that is worth a double take. It is not just a pretty timepiece, but one that is functional and sophisticated in its construction as well. The timepiece is also available in King Gold, and both pieces will be paired with a matching black and blue lined rubber strap.
Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.95 mm<
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Case: Microblasted and polished blue ceramic
Bezel: Microblasted and polished blue ceramic
Lower Bezel: Black composite resin
“H” screws: Titanium screws (6)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Microblasted blue ceramic with sapphire crystal
Dial: Matte blue skeleton
Balance: Polished rhodium-plated
Movement: Hublot HUB1201, Manufacture skeleton movement with manual winding and power reserve
No. of components: 223 (24 jewels)
Frequency (Hz): 3 Hz (21’600 A/h)
Power reserve: 10 days
Strap: Black and blue lined structured rubber straps
Buckle: Black-plated titanium and black ceramic deployant buckle clasp