Hublot Big Bang MP-11
The Masterpiece collection welcomes a new model showcased in 3D Carbon and featuring a 14-days power reserve. This timepiece is also available in sapphire.
As a leader in the shaping and industrialisation of materials, Hublot breaks the glass ceiling with its new “All Black” Big Bang MP-11 featuring a 3D carbon case. Composed of polymer matrix with three-dimensional fibres, previously not used in watchmaking, this ultra-light material has been reinforced with three-dimensional fibre woven resin, shaped into a case inspired by a race engine. Equipped with 7 series-coupled barrels, this mechanical architecture offers a view of the 7 series-coupled barrels and the in-line power reserve indicator.
Big Bang MP-11 in 3D carbon © Hublot
The multi-cylindrical construction, which has been positioned on a horizontal axis, guarantees autonomy for 14 days, that is two weeks. A masterstroke. The hour and minute display is driven by a vertical geartrain, which posed an additional challenge for the designers. The force of the barrels is tilted on a perpendicular plane by a transmission system very rarely employed in watchmaking: a 90-degree helical worm gear. As another unique feature of this innovative calibre, the balance is transposed to the dial side to create symmetry with the helical gear. Vibrating at 4 Hz, it also features a newly patented index-assembly system.
Ultra-light and highly resistant, the watch only weights 90 grams, with the bracelet included. The three-dimensional structure of the carbon creates unique facets and reflections. This version, with smoked composite sides, allows the black PVD-treated mechanism to be admired with its polymer matrix composite case. The 45mm openwork case reveals the engine inspired architecture. Echoing the mechanical design, the crown and the lined rubber strap reflect the helical structure of a worm gear. Finally, this new manufacture movement can be wound by hand using the large fluted crown or an electric Torx stylus, inspired by the world of motor racing.
The Big Bang MP-11 in sapphire with an electric Torx stylus © Hublot
“Born from the expertise acquired through the development of the MP-05 “La Ferrari” in 2013, the Big Bang MP-11 marks a new chapter in Art of Fusion. The ultra-complex architecture of the movement has been completely rethought to fit seamlessly into a Big Bang case, which showcases the exceptional aesthetic and performance. The new Big Bang MP-11 embodies this fusion of reinvented mechanical watchmaking and demanding materials”, said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
Big Bang MP-11 in sapphire © Hublot
Limited to 200 pieces, the new Big Bang MP-11 is juxtaposed with its chromatic backside, shaped from transparent sapphire crystal. The leader in large scale machining of sapphire, the hardest and most resistant material after diamond, Hublot is taking the crystalline case to new heights by endowing it with curves that follow the contour of the movement’s cylinders. As remarkable as the engine it contains the sapphire crystal case bulges to create a loupe effect over the power reserve indicator.
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From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had already become the basis of a new DNA, leading the brand to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.Find out more >
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