Need some advice on a Hublot!

Feb 19, 2019,08:36 AM
 


Hi all,

My wife has really taken to the Commando Desert Bang Baguette (pic enclosed). She loves big watches, she already has a 45mm white ceramic Spirit of Big Bang. I'm thinking of surprising her with a Commando but my only concern is the durability of the PVD Titanium. As far as I know, the case is a Ceramic & PVD Titanium mix, but I don't know which of those the bezel and top part of the case are? If it's PVD Titanium I am worried about wearing through the finish down to the underlying metal. My wife does not abuse her watches, but she doesn't baby them either. This watch will go into daily rotation with two other pieces, so probably 100 or so days a year wear.

Can someone help confirm the bezel and top case material? Also, anyone with experience with a PVD Titanium Hublot in daily rotation and how it does over time? Thanks for any help, I think it's a stunning piece but I know it will drive her crazy if the PVD doesn't hold up. Cheers,

NickO





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Happy life, happy wife...

 
 By: luca.rev : February 19th, 2019-09:00
When I bought a watch for my wife I stop caring about ding and scratches, it’s a gift to her and I think I need to do a step back on this If I lend her one of my watches, she gets the right instructions on how to wear it and then usually she takes one of ... 

I see it like Luca....

 
 By: Sascha : February 19th, 2019-10:08
You can scratch almost any watch. The PVD-coated Hublot cases are already very resistant. Maybe you will see some small impacts on the edges of the bezel over time. But that's part of wearing a watch. Cheers, Sascha

Hi Sascha....

 
 By: NickO : February 19th, 2019-10:29
Is the bezel in which the baguettes are set made of PVD Titanium? And then the rest of the top of the watch case is ceramic, the middle piece is PVD titanium and the base is ceramic again? Do I have this correct? I love these (con)fusion cases, but it is ... 

Both...

 
 By: Sascha : February 19th, 2019-11:50
.... the bezel and the case parts are made of PVD-coated titanium. Hublot always makes bezels with stones in them out of metal. The only exception are the new sapphire crystal bezels, in which the stones are set with transparent silicone. Cheers, Sascha

Hmmmm.....

 
 By: NickO : February 19th, 2019-11:57
The backside of the case says Titanium and Ceramic. What parts on the watch are Ceramic? Thanks for your help on this, Sascha. NickO

The caseback is ceramic.

 
 By: Sascha : February 19th, 2019-12:24
I just checked it in an older Hublot Sales Book. Cheers, Sascha

I say go for it. I think you can see the picture.

 
 By: Bill : February 19th, 2019-11:11
Yes i cringe when i see the watches rubbing against a table top at a restaurant or forgetting to screw down the crown but such a pleasure to shsre. ...  

Usually metal...

 
 By: Miula : February 19th, 2019-12:41
Usually on Big Bang ceramic models the upper case, bottom case and end-pieces are made of ceramic and the inner case which you don't see as it lies beneath is made of titanium. It is very difficult (I don't believe any company has done it) to set diamonds...  

Thanks Miula! That’s what I thought....

 
 By: NickO : February 19th, 2019-12:56
I’m okay with the bezel being metal, but I thought as you said the top, bottom and end pieces were ceramic. I am gathering from Sascha’s response that’s not the case here and the only ceramic piece is the bottom part. That makes it a “no” for me as just t... 

They should be ceramic

 
 By: Miula : February 19th, 2019-17:12
I am 100% sure the upper case, bottom case and end pieces are ceramic on an original Desert Bang since Hublot doesn't produce any Big Bangs with a case in black PVD/DLC metal (the cases are either steel, titanium, gold, ceramic or carbon fiber not a singl... 

Here are the details

 
 By: Miula : February 19th, 2019-17:29
Hublot Big Bang Commando Desert Reference: 301. Case: Microblasted black ceramic Bezel: Microblasted and polished 18k white gold black PVD, set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds for 2.80cts

Awesome, thanks for the additional information!!

 
 By: NickO : February 19th, 2019-19:44
I really appreciate your help on this one!! Cheers!! NickO

To close out this thread.....

 
 By: NickO : March 8th, 2019-09:40
I did, indeed, pop on the Desert Commando. Mrs. NickO loves it and is very happy!! Thanks to everyone in this thread for your help with my questions! Best, NickO ...