Hublot took ceramics to the next level with the 43mm Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater, a first of its kind, and it overcame a few fundamental challenges in the process. The result is a sophisticated watch housed in an iconic case material that adds a new level of complication to the Big Bang Integral Ceramic line.
This collection is only available in 36 pieces, with 18 watches in black ceramic and 18 watches in white ceramic. The Big Bang Integral Ceramic debuted in 2020 with a ceramic case, bracelet, bezel, and caseback, but this is the first time an all-black version has been included. Hublot has also integrated a tourbillon minute repeater for the first time in the series.
The quality of the sound, which is often reliant on the case material for resonance and projection, with this ceramic material is at the top of the list for a minute repeater. This ceramic-cased watch was a technological departure, and the use of a cathedral-style mechanism was a good choice that produced amazing sound.
The dial side has a variety of finishes on bridges, plates, and wheels, as well as the eponymous tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The two brushed and polished minute repeater hammers, as well as other critical features, are visible through the see-through caseback.
The matte dials are framed by dual-finished ceramic bezels. The black-cased model has a black dial with rhodium-plated satin-finished appliques accented with black SuperLuminova. The white model has a gray dial whose rhodium-plated markers are accented with white SuperLuminova. Both models come with simple skeletonized hands.
Water resistance is difficult to achieve with minute repeater watches, because the chimes are activated by a trigger on the case. But with this model, Hublot features a 30m water resistance feature.
This watch is powered by the Hublot MHUB8001 movement. This manually wound movement comes with a 319-piece, 30-jewel, and an impressive power reserve of 80 hours, which is impressive for a tourbillon watch.
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