Hublot @ GenevaDays 2019

Jan 14, 2019,08:28 AM
 

Dear Friends & Hublotista,
every year in January, the world of watches looks to Geneva. But besides the mega present SIHH there is another place which is of interest for watch fans worldwide. The Grand Hotel Kempinski. Here Hublot, accompanied this year by its sisters Zenith and TAG Heuer (the previous boat in front of the hotel no longer exists in 2019...) presents the first momentum of its innovations. The second and more important one followed in March at Baselworld, the main Hublot watch fair.



In the Orlinski family, Hublot surprises with a Tourbillon with 5 days power reserve that is offered in three different variants.

The striking Classic Fusiion Orlinski Tourbillon 5 Days Power Reserve comes in a transparent sapphire case in King Gold and black ceramic.

























CLASSIC FUSION TOURBILLON ORLINSKI 

References 505.JX.6910.RT.ORL19 (Sapphire) – Limited to 30 pieces 

505.OX.1180.RX.ORL19 (King Gold) – Limited to 30 pieces 

505.CI.1170.RX.ORL19 (Black Magic) – Limited to 30 pieces 

Diameter 45 mm 

Thickness 12 mm 

Water Resistance 3 ATM (30m) 

Case Polished Sapphire crystal or polished 18K King Gold or microblasted black ceramic 

Bezel Polished Sapphire crystal or polished 18K King Gold or microblasted black ceramic with 6 H-shaped Titanium screws 

Faceted design by Richard Orlinski 

Glass Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment 

Case back Polished Sapphire crystal or polished 18K King Gold and Sapphire crystal or microblasted black ceramic and Sapphire crystal 

Dial Matte anthracite grey or matte gold or matte black color Skeleton 

Hands and Indexes Polished faceted (Sapphire and Black Magic) or polished faceted gold-plated (King Gold) 

Movement HUB6021 Manufacture manual-winding skeleton tourbillon movement with power reserve indicator 

N° of Components 183 (25 rubies) 

Frequency 3 Hz (21'600 A/h) 

Power Reserve Approx. 115 hours 

Strap Transparent smooth (Sapphire) or black smooth (King Gold and Black Magic) rubber straps 

Buckle Titanium (Sapphire) or 18K Gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel (King Gold) or black ceramic and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp (Black Magic) 



Another new member of the Orlinski family is the Classic Fusion Orlinski Red Ceramic, which is a great addition to the sisters in black, green and blue ceramics, Titanium and King Gold.



Especially red is one of the very typical colours for Richard Orlinski.













CLASSIC FUSION AEROFUSION CHRONOGRAPH ORLINSKI RED MAGIC 

Reference 525.CF.0130.RX.ORL19 – Limited edition of 200 pieces 

Diameter 45 mm 

Thickness 13.45 mm 

Water resistance 5 ATM (50 m) 

Case Polished red ceramic 

Bezel Polished red ceramic 

Glass Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment 

Case back Red ceramic, polished and engraved "LIMITED EDITION XX/200" and sapphire glass with interior anti-reflective treatment 

Dial Sapphire base plate 

Matt red lacquer appliques 

Hands Matt red lacquer hands 

Matt red lacquer seconds hand 

Movement HUB1155 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement 

Date Window at 6 o'clock 

No. of components 207 (60 rubies) 

Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h) 

Power reserve 42 hours 

Strap Red rubber 

Black-coated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp 


While we are on the subject of coloured ceramics, which nobody in the watch industry has mastered as much as Hublot, I continue my little journey through the Hublot innovations with the Big Bang Unico Blue Magic.



This blue ceramic is alive in the optics by a special sintering and firing process. You can hardly describe this effect, you have to experience it. The ceramic seems to be slightly translucent. This gives it a depth that conventional ceramics do not have.



Colour is also a good keyword when we talk about the next novelties. The Big Bang Paraiba comes as 39mm One Click ladies model and as 45mm mens model in White Gold or King Gold case.



The Paraiba Tourmalines come from Brazil and are something very special. In the same time and with the same effort, with which one finds 10,000 diamonds one finds only one of these tourmalines. They are accordingly rare.















Big Bang Unico Paraíba – 45 mm 

In white gold or King Gold (a Hublot alloy of 18K gold with copper and platinum), the Big Bang Unico Paraíba invites you to dive into the lucid waters of its 48 baguette-cut and 388 brilliant-cut stones. Its transparency extends to the skeletonised UNICO HUB1242 manufacture movement, whose gear trains and column wheel on the dial side are all visible. 

Big Bang One Click Paraíba – 39 mm 

Featuring a bezel set with 48 baguette-cut Paraíba Tourmalines, a 39-mm case adorned with 129 brilliant-cut Paraíba Tourmalines, a sunray dial picked out with 11 brilliant-cut Paraíba Tourmalines, SuperLuminova-filled hands and a patented One Click interchangeable strap in alligator sewn onto rubber, the Big Bang Paraíba radiates the turquoise hues of this rarest of stones. Available in white gold or King Gold (a Hublot alloy of 18K gold with copper and platinum), it beats to the rhythm of a HUB1710 self-winding mechanical movement with the date at 3 o'clock and a power reserve of 50 hours. 


BIG BANG UNICO PARAÍBA 

References 411.WX.897T.LR.0919 (White Gold) 

411.OX.898T.LR.0919 (King Gold) 

Diameter 45mm 

Thickness 15.45mm 

Water Resistance 10 ATM (100m) 

Case Satin-finished and Polished 18K White Gold or Satin-finished and Polished 18K King Gold set with 176 Paraiba Tourmalines 

Bezel Satin-finished and Polished 18K White Gold or Satin-finished and Polished 18K King Gold with 6H-shaped Titanium Screws 

Set with 48 Baguette-cut Paraiba Tourmalines 

Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment 

Case back Satin-finished and Polished 18K White Gold or Satin-finished and Polished 18K King Gold with Sapphire Crystal 

Dial Matte Black Skeleton 

Movement HUB1242 UNICO Manufacture Self-winding Flyback Chronograph movement with column wheel 

Date Window at 3.00 

Nb. of components 330 (38 jewels) 

Frequency 4 (28’800 A/h) 

Power reserve 72 Hours 

Strap Blue Alligator Leather and Black Rubber 

18K White Gold and Black-plated Titanium or 18K King Gold and Black-plated Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp 


BIG BANG ONE CLICK PARAÍBA 

References 465.WX.897T.LR.0919 (White Gold) 

465.OX.898T.LR.0919 (King Gold) 

Diameter 39mm 

Thickness 12.55mm 

Water Resistance 10 ATM (100m) 

Case Polished 18K White Gold or Polished 18K King Gold set with 118 Paraiba Tourmalines 

Bezel Polished 18K White Gold or Polished 18K King Gold with 6H-shaped Titanium Screws 

Set with 48 Baguette-cut Paraiba Tourmalines 

Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment 

Case back Satin-finished 18K White Gold or Satin-finished 18K King Gold with Sapphire Crystal 

Dial Satin-finished Paraiba Blue Color Sunray set with 11 Paraiba Tourmalines 

Movement HUB1710 Self-winding movement 

Date Window at 3.00 

Nb. of components 185 (27 jewels) 

Frequency 4 (28’800 A/h) 

Power reserve 50 Hours 

Strap Blue Alligator Leather and Black Rubber 

18K White Gold and Black-plated Titanium or 18K King Gold and Black-plated Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp 



Color is also an interesting aspect when we talk about sapphire glass watch cases. Since 2016 Hublot has been offering them. The processing of the sapphire glass is highly complex and very time-consuming. To produce a sapphire glass case, a scrap is created that could be turned into 6 cases.


Dyeing sapphire glass is a completely different matter. But Hublot also knows how to do this and brings you a new version of the Big Bang Tourbillon 5 Days Power Reserve Sapphire with the fitting name "Red Sapphire".

But Hublot can also be found yellow in sapphire cases, as the new Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire clearly demonstrates.











There will be 100 watches in this version of the Spirit of Big Bang.

SPIRIT OF BIG BANG YELLOW SAPPHIRE 42MM 

Reference 641.JY.0190.RT – Limited to 100 pieces 

Diameter 42 mm 

Thickness 15.20 mm 

Water resistance 5 ATM (50 m) 

Case Polished yellow sapphire 

Bezel Polished yellow sapphire with 6 H-shaped titanium screws 

Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment 

Case back Polished yellow sapphire and sapphire crystal 

Crown and pushers Black-plated titanium 

Dial Sapphire crystal 

Movement HUB4700 calibre, self-winding skeleton chronograph movement 

Date Calendar display at 4.30 

Number of components 278 (31 rubies) 

Frequency 5 Hz (36'000 A/h) 

Power reserve 50 hours 

Strap Transparent yellow lined strap 

Black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp 


But Hublot also knows how to inspire in January 2019, away from the bright colours. The Big Bang Unico White is available in titanium and king gold, with and without stone set. It´s the new 42mm Unico.


Especially in the King Gold case I like the white very much!






















The movement of this 42mm watches is the new Unico 2

HUB1280 – UNICO proprietary manufacture movement – V2 


Inherited from its predecessor, the HUB1242 UNICO movement: 

Its double clutch chronograph mechanism 

Its column wheel visible from the dial 

Its 30 mm diameter 

Its 72-hour power reserve 

How it differs from its predecessor: 

Removal of its platform 

Its new, thinner automatic winding system 

1.3 mm thinner (6.75 mm compared to 8.05 mm) 

Its fully redesigned architecture to facilitate assembly and improve its operation 

Its technical innovations (4 patents): oscillating seconds clutch, chronograph friction system with ball bearing adjustment 

Its double ball bearing reverser, which replaces the Pellaton type automatic winding system 

Its additional 24 components, taking the total to 354, and its 43 jewels compared to 38 


BIG BANG UNICO TITANIUM WHITE 

References 441.NE.2010.RW (Titanium) 

441.NE.2010.RW.1104 (Titanium White Diamonds) 

441.NE.2010.RW.1704 (Titanium White Pavé) 

Diameter 42 mm 

Thickness 14.50 mm 

Water resistance 10 ATM (100 m) 

Case Polished and satin-finished titanium or Polished and satin-finished ti-tanium set with 170 diamonds (Titanium White Pavé, approx. 0.8 car-at) 

Bezel Polished and satin-finished titanium with 6 H-shaped titanium screws 

Set with 126 diamonds (Titanium White Diamonds and Titanium White Pavé, approx. 1.1 carat) 

White composite resin lower bezel 

Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective coating 

Case back Polished and satin-finished titanium with sapphire crystal 

Dial Matt white skeleton 

Movement HUB1280 UNICO self-winding flyback chronograph movement with column wheel on the dial side 

No. of components 354 (43 jewels) 

Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h) 

Power reserve 72 hours 

Strap White lined and structured rubber strap 

Titanium deployant buckle clasp 

BIG BANG UNICO KING GOLD WHITE 

References 441.OE.2010.RW (King Gold) 

441.OE.2010.RW.1104 (King Gold White Diamonds) 

441.OE.2010.RW.1704 (King Gold White Pavé) 

Diameter 42 mm 

Thickness 14.50 mm 

Water resistance 10 ATM (100 m) 

Case 18K polished and satin-finished King Gold or polished and satin-finished 18K King Gold set with 170 diamonds (King Gold White Pa-vé, approx. 0.8 carat) 

Bezel Polished and satin-finished 18K King Gold with 6 H-shaped titanium screws 

Set with 126 diamonds (King Gold White Diamonds and King Gold White Pavé, approx. 1.1 carat) 

White composite resin lower bezel 

Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective coating 

Case-back Satin-finished 18K King Gold and sapphire crystal 

Dial Matt white skeleton 

Movement HUB1280 UNICO self-winding flyback chronograph movement with column wheel on the dial side 

No. of components 354 (43 jewels) 

Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h) 

Power reserve 72 hours 

Strap White lined and structured rubber strap 

18K King Gold and titanium deployant buckle clasp 


Another very useful special feature of Hublot is the One Click System, probably the most practical quick-change strap system on the watch market. You can choose from a very large selection of straps and change the strap without any special knowledge or tools and without scratching the case or the buckle.



Hublot now adds some more exciting variants for the Big Bang One Click women's models to this selection.


With every strap change you give the watch a completely new appearance. I myself change the straps on my Hublot watches almost daily back and forth.














The six new One Click embroidered straps from the Spring/Summer 2019 collection are genuine fashion accessories. They have been created with the help of the Bischoff workshops in St. Gallen, which produce precious fabrics for use by some of the biggest names in fashion and haute couture. Two patterns – a tweed and an ethnic design – have been created in three colour schemes: fuchsia/bordeaux, green/pink and turquoise/blue. Six straps to match the day or suit your mood. 

The textile tradition in St. Gallen dates back to the Middle Ages, and the town was renowned throughout the western world for the much sought-after linen fabric produced there. However, it was in 1828, during the industrial revolution, that St. Gallen really took off, with the invention of the embroidery machine by Joshua Heilmann. Mechanical embroidery brought the town international fame: In the late 19th century, Switzerland's biggest export was St. Gallen embroidery. Hublot had the inspired idea of combining this precious traditional expertise with the watchmaking art. 

The embroidery machine has undergone major technological development since it was first invented, but the principle remains unchanged: A thread is fed over and under the fabric to create a pattern. The One Click straps were produced on a Lässer 2-yard machine. The process is both simple and complex. First, a pattern is designed – or two in this case – then the design is examined by a technical designer who determines the required number of points on the machine. A craftsperson prepares the embroidery machine, and a third person checks and cuts out the final embroidery. 

The tweed pattern strap was designed using a very narrow bourdon stitch, while the ethnic design uses a bean stitch, which gives the illusion of a braid. The two embroidered patterns were created on a beautiful silk organza fabric from Como in Italy. 



So, these were the Hublot novelties of the GenevaDays 2019. Live pictures will follow here in the blog in the coming days.


And because it's one of the watches to go with it, here are the prices of the new models:




Cheers,

Sascha


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Thanks Sascha. That sapphire Tourbillon is a beauty. [nt]

 
 By: redcorals : January 14th, 2019-08:35
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Classic Fusion Aerofusion Red really appeals to me

 
 By: cazalea : January 14th, 2019-09:47
Gads, what am I saying (what am I thinking) I LIKE THIS WATCH ! ...  
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Yeah...

 
 By: Sascha : January 14th, 2019-10:55
...the red ceramics grabbed me, too. And especially the red Orlisnki is great. I tried the red ceramic on my Big Bang Ferrari King Gold. And I am very satisfied with it. Cheers, Sascha ...  
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Thanks for sharing.

 
 By: walds11 : January 14th, 2019-10:33
Some very cool stuff. I especially like the sapphire models.
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Thanks a lot Sascha for this interesting and detailed report. They've been doing an outstanding job with red ceramic in recent years, glad they are continuing successfully!

 
 By: FabR : January 14th, 2019-10:57
And on the side, the "fashion straps" are also a nice and clever addition
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Oh no!!!

 
 By: thegrailwatch : January 14th, 2019-10:58
I, for the first time, like a Hublot! ...  
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Thanks Sascha ,

 
 By: Ambiorix : January 14th, 2019-11:05
for this interesting report,the ceramic Orlinski Tourbi is ..... beautiful, rest isn’t bad either. Grtz,Dom
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Addition

 
 By: Sascha : January 15th, 2019-00:56
Hublot is always good for surprises. So they handed in a Big Bang Tourbillon 5 Days Power Reserve in Blue Sapphire today. And there is also a new Spirit of Big Bang in Blue Sapphire but until now i have no pics about this watch. I will add them as soon as...  
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Here is the Spirit of Big Bang Blue Sapphire...

 
 By: Sascha : January 15th, 2019-09:30
Cheers, Sascha ...  
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What a stunner! 42mm?

 
 By: walds11 : January 15th, 2019-10:29
Hublot should do a lot better now that they are focusing on 42mm size.
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I wish other brands were as daring! Great job Hublot! [nt]

 
 By: kennygfunk : January 15th, 2019-13:59
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One more addition...

 
 By: Sascha : January 16th, 2019-04:40
....the Big Bang Unico Golf Blue Carbon. Really nice! Cheers, Sascha ...  
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I think they came up with the best Geneva Days releases for some years...

 
 By: andrewluff : January 17th, 2019-01:43
definitely some favourites in there... not forgetting also that the big ones are in Basel in a few months Cheers Andrew
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Yes indeed!

 
 By: Sascha : January 17th, 2019-01:46
The big ones will be presented in Basel! And I'm sure it'll be very exciting again. Cheers, Sascha
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