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Hublot - Big Bang Unico Red Magic

Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic

After the Magic Gold, Hublot pushes one more time watchmaking possibilities to the limit by creating a new patented material : a red ceramic called "Red Magic".

Unique and different, the watchmaking manufacture has once again used its limitless imagination to achieve a world’s first. The Hublot R&D department and Metallurgy & Materials laboratory have succeeded in inventing a magic formula allowing the creation of vibrantly coloured ceramics. A feat that industries using technical and aesthetic ceramics had never performed before. In addition, the brand has refined all the procedures necessary to produce every component of the watch case from this special material.

There is a quote which perfectly illustrates our ongoing desire to push watchmaking, materials, and fusion to the limit. A conviction that nothing is impossible. In the words of Charlie Chaplin: "Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed the impossible". Today, with the world's first vibrantly coloured ceramic, Hublot has once again demonstrated that the impossible really is possible!

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

In total, it took Hublot four years to master this discovery and develop it from initial idea to its industrialisation. The invention is 100% Hublot and the expertise has been patented. Hublot continues to make strides in the research into materials. This newly developed ceramic is incredibly dense, boasting a hardness of 1500 HVI compared to 1200 HV2 of conventional ceramics. This results in an extremely resilient material.

Big Bang Unico Red Magic

Big Bang Unico Red Magic © Hublot

The colour is achieved through a major innovation whereby a fusion of pressure and heat sinters the ceramic without burning the pigments. Having mastered the basic hues with this method Hublot is now ready to introduce a whole new world of coloured ceramics to its watch collections. For this first coloured ceramic, Hublot has chosen a vivid red, which symbolises power, passion and glory. The Big Bang Unico Red Magic is undoubtedly an ultra-resilient ceramic watch full of fire.

Big Bang Unico Red Magic

Big Bang Unico Red Magic © Hublot

With just 500 pieces released, its 45 mm case and bezel are made from Hublot's patented red ceramic, boasting a polished finish. The flange, indexes, minute and seconds counters, Arabic numerals and hands all match this hue, adorned in the same red to highlight the contrast with the mechanism of the Unico HUB124 manufacture movement and its column wheel, visible on the dial side through the sapphire crystal. This theme encompasses the entire watch, matched with a lined structured red rubber strap.

Big Bang Unico Red Magic

Big Bang Unico Red Magic © Hublot

This new material invention once again demonstrates that Hublot is continuously pushing its Art of Fusion further, and that, under its impetus, the world of materials and alloys will never cease to be reinvented. This is a material true to the Hublot motto: "be the first, be unique, be different!"

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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.

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