Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Blue Sapphire: Ticking Under The Sun

Hublot is a brand who loves toying with case materials. Not only are they not afraid to experiment with different color gemstones, but also the creation of colored ceramic and sapphire holds no secrets for them. This beautiful blue sapphire case Hublot Spirit of Big Bang watch is one of their latest great technical prowess in the line-up.

Back in 2016, Hublot began their journey with sapphire, embracing its transparency and resistance. A year later, they pushed further with various coloured sapphires extending the use of the material to the Big Bang Unico, the Spirit of Big Bang and the MP-05 LaFerrari.

Today Hublot is inviting a new primary blue color into its color chart by fusing copper with aluminium oxide. The result is a colored sapphire which is the most scratch-resistant and highly transparent material, one of the hardest that exists.

The Spirit of Big Bang Blue Sapphire is as hard and scratch-resistant as diamond (rated 9 on the Mohs scale, versus 10 for diamond). You will find six H-shaped black-plated titanium screws, crown and pushers in black in contrast to the bright blue case.

The 42mm polished blue sapphire crystal tonneau case is styled with a gorgeous sapphire crystal dial and is water resistant to a depth of 50 metres. The dial featuring individual luminescent index and blue superluminova.

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Its luminous translucent appearance is particularly effective at highlighting the complex architecture of the self-winding skeleton chronograph movement housed within. Spirit of Big Bang Blue Sapphire houses the self-winding skeleton chronograph movement HUB4700. It is not one of Hublot’s own making, but the famed Zenith El Primero.

Hublot has extensively reworked this caliber to give it a finish more suitable for their avant-garde creations, and connoisseurs will be more than pleased to find this trailblazing movement, which celebrates El Primero 50th anniversary this year, in their watch.

While providing a rugged case materials, this timepiece is also as light as titanium, weighing only 107 grams on the wrist, and Hublot combined it with a natural blue rubber for maximum comfort, and in line with their “Art of Fusion” ethos.

If you like to have a pop of colour in your casual outfits, the Spirit of Big Bang Blue Sapphire is the watch for you. Visit The Time Place Boutique in Jakarta and Surabaya to shop this watch. While you might be a little hard-pressed to pair it with ‘formal’ attire, it’s perfect for a trip to the beach on your next summer vacation.

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