Hublot Spirit of Big Bang 42mm Titanium Ceramic quick review and deployant clasp question for Hublot owners!
After many years of enjoying wonderful watches I finally bought my first Hublot so I am officially an Hublotista 😁
Some background information: I always admired the innovation at Hublot and especially Jean-Claude Biver (which I had the pleasure to meet at Basel World 2017 thanks to the PuristsPro anniversary Zenith watch pickup) as a true marketing genius.
I did like their Berluti model and some others in the classic fusion line but I couldn't bring myself to buy these watches due to the very basic and not in-house movement. Few months ago I was hunting a Hublot Spirit Big Bang magic gold 42 mm for my brothers birthday. I found the watch and I did like it a lot: the shape is very different than anything I already have and the movement HUB 4700 is the famous Zenith "El Primero" with the skeletonised Hublot treatment.
As both Hublot and Zenith are part of LVMH this is pretty much "in-house". Additionally, the El-Primero is a very reliable and historic movement. My trusted AD had another Spirit of Big Bang 42mm Titanium with Ceramic Bezel available so I went for it:
WOW, the watch is stunning, understated 😅 and flies under the radar 😇 OK..not exactly discreet but is really different and very nice. Wears bigger than a 42mm but is probably due to the tonneau shape
I love the skeletonized date too
In all 10/10 the only gripe I have is with the deployant clasp that is extremely uncomfortable and leave marks on my wrist (I don't wear it too tight). I tried pretty much everything like making it even looser but apparently the way the deployant buckle is made can cause these marks. The boutique will try to organise the buckle of the quick change system to see if is any better. I would appreciate the input of other owners (of Hublot in general since i think the deployant clasp is shared across many models). Please comment with your experience 🥺
I am confident that I will find a solution for the clasp and enjoy the watch fully!
Thanks for reading!