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Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold

Marina Milojević | 01.02.17 | 08:16 PM

Hublot introduces a new version of one of its latest models, the Big Beng Meca-10. This time, the cutting-edge timepiece, combining a range of extreme, super-resistant materials, is made from Magic Gold, which is Hublot’s proprietary scratch-resistant variant of gold. Developed and patented by Hublot with the EPFL, five years ago, this is, as well, the hardest known type of gold in the world. Just like the original Big Bang Meca-10, the Magic Gold version is focused on both design and fine mechanics. This bold, contemporary timepiece has been designed with a simple goal in mind – to show all majesty of the movement in action.

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold

A Meccano-inspired design, and a construction based on the original Big Bang case, sets the new Hublot Manufacture calibre – the HUB1201 – at the center of the stage. Its entire original 10-day power reserve system is visible on the dial side. The sapphire crystal covers two parallel barrels with a rack-driven power reserve indication system, two racks sliding on a 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock axis, and a double power reserve display. The manually wound skeleton mechanism displays the regulating organ at 7 o'clock, paired with small seconds.

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold

The new Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold features a polished case and a bezel made from Magic Gold. This unique material, a scratch-resistant variant of 18-carat gold, has a hardness of almost 1000 Vickers. Only diamond, the hardest known naturally occurring material after Q-carbon, is capable of machining Hublot's extreme variant of gold. This patented material, created by the groundbreaking fusion of 24-carat gold and ceramic, is produced exclusively in Hublot’s Nyon Manufacture.

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold measures 45mm in diameter, and it is 15.95mm thick. The watch comes with a skeletonized matt black dial, and a black-coated Manufacture skeleton movement with manual winding and 10 days of power reserve. The movement, assembled from 224 individual components and 24 jewels, is also fitted with a Swiss lever escapement.

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold, reference number 414.MX.1138.RX, is limited to 200 pieces worldwide. The watch is mounted on a sporty black rubber strap with structured lines. It is water resistant to up to 100 meters of depth. More information at Hublot.com.

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