HUBLOT is coming to Baselworld with “Big Bang Unico 10 Ans Haute Joaillerie,” an exceptional anniversary collection honoring its famous watch. The line includes 10 high-end jewelry watches, each valued at $1 million.
Each of these pieces is the result of hundreds of hours of meticulous handiwork, particularly with regards to the setting of the gemstones using three different techniques: invisible, Clou de Paris and rail-effect.
The collection includes the first watch in Hublot history to feature a bezel with inverted trapezes in an invisible setting, as well as a dial with gemstones set in the subdials, hands and indices.
There are four versions: the full black diamond model (653 baguette-cut black diamonds totaling 41.84cts), the full white diamond model (653 baguette-cut white diamonds totaling 40.02cts), the blue sapphire model (653 baguette-cut diamonds and baguette-cut blue sapphires totaling 40.41cts) and the ruby model (653 baguette-cut diamonds and baguette-cut rubies totaling 40.93cts).
Overall, each piece required 400 hours of research and manufacturing and 350 hours of gemstone setting work.
A chronograph movement by Hublot
On top of the high-end jewelry design, Hublot has equipped these special edition anniversary watches with state-of-the-art mechanics.
The Big Bang Unico 10 Ans Haute Joaillerie is powered by the HUB 1242 Unico, a self-winding chronograph movement designed and manufactured by Hublot, with a power reserve of 72 hours.
The timepiece has a 45mm grey gold case and comes with an interchangeable semi-matte black alligator strap.
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