Hublot is a luxury Swiss wristwatch brand started by Carlo Croco's desire to create his own watch in the 1970s. Inspired from the bold and heavy nuances of the Industrial Revolution, Hublot watches are futuristic in their looks, with state-of-the-art casing construction which can do pretty well underwater as well.
The brand became popular in the 1980s for its innovative rubber strap - never before seen in the watch industry. Ever since, it has continued to pioneer watches with novel cases and materials. Hublot is also touted to be the first brand to have dared to combine gold with rubber in the same watch, becoming a master of the “Art of Fusion”- the fusion of traditional watchmaking technique with modern innovation and pioneering materials; the fusion of high-tech and expert craftsmanship and the machine precision and beauty of movement of manufacturing. Simple watches with innovative watchmaking concepts, Hublot has created a range of unique “in-house” movements- a unique design of the Unico automatic chronograph, an unparalleled power reserve of Meca-10 and water resistance for depths as low as 30 meters.
Hublot watches are made keeping in mind the long-running Swiss tradition of making timepieces with an equal focus on technology. From its Big Bang range, whose aesthetic set the tone in watch design for years to come, to the Classic Fusion, which exudes exemplary design using juxtaposed materials, Hublot's ability to set the trends in luxury watches has never been more apparent than today.
The Hublot Big Bang is a great example of innovation in luxury watchmaking. But saying merely that would be an understatement. The timepiece has done something that has not only been beneficial for the watchmaker but also the entire industry. The Hublot Big Bang was launched in 2005 under the vision of Jean-Claude Biver, who took over the company’s reins in 2003. The watch is classy, has a bold presence, and is a mechanical masterpiece.
The Hublot Classic Fusion is the smoother, sleeker, and much more refined sibling of the coveted Big Bang. The collection stands for everything that the Big Bang couldn’t. The Swiss watchmaker launched the watch in 2010 and with it redefined its own design codes and aesthetic language. The timepiece can be worn by men as well as women due to its universal shape and structure. The name itself is a display of the horologist’s core value of ‘art of fusion’.
The Big Bang is a flagship watch collection under the Hublot banner. Its origin can be traced back to 2005 when it was first launched. Not only did this timepiece save Hublot from going into oblivion but also gave the Haute Horlogerie industry its next poster boy. Among these watches, the Hublot Unico stands out like a beacon of excellence. Big Bang Unico watches consist of the Unico movement, an in-house creation by Hublot. The calibre is unique because of its bi-directional winding system offering up to 70 hours of power reserve.