The dial is matte black with black employed markers and black luminescent paint, which is known for having a somewhat faint glow. The 7:00 mark is the only one that’s Arabic and once again, set with diamonds. The logic of working with a black dial with black markers and black plated hands honestly escapes me. The watch graphics nevertheless, make the hands appear to be brushed metal with no plating, which should enhance legibility in some light conditions.The case of the Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition watches have been finished with stainless steel pushers and crown (black PVD naturally) along with also a black (surprise) composite resin for the lugs. The case checks in at 44mm broad by 14.6mm thick — well sized for people to observe the bling. Additionally, it is rated to 100m water resistance so that you can keep it on while you take a dip at the resort pool.The Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition watches are restricted runs — 21 bits for the all-ceramic case (Ref. 301. CI.1110. HR.LVB17), 1 piece only for the situation with baguette cut diamonds (Ref. 301. CI.1110. HR.0900. LVB17), and 7 pieces every day for the remaining two (Ref. 301. CI.1110. HR.1100. LVB17 and Ref. 301. CI.1110. HR.1700. LVB17).
The Hublot Big Bang finally has an in-house Unico movement. Available in four variations, which are the first of a new line.
|Big Bang Unico in King Gold with ceramic bezel|
The new Hublot Big Bang Unico watches are the first Big Bang chronographs equipped with the in-house Unico movement. Though the Big Bang Unico looks similar to the original Big Bang (and every other Hublot), there are noticeable changes compared to the original Big Bang. For one the case is now larger, at 45.5 mm wide. And the chronograph pushers are round, which is unusual for a Hublot. Also, the case has the push-button mechanism to enable easy swapping of straps, which was first used in the Big Bang King Power. The Unico movement is made by Hublot, and it is a flyback chronograph with column wheel, as well as silicon escape wheel and pallet fork. It’s about time the Big Bang was upgraded, since the original Big Bang – which made its debut in 2005 – is beginning to look dated given with the multitude of imitators. More importantly the Valjoux 7750 movement is now difficult to accept for a watch of this price range. That being said, this does not replace the Big Bang for now, instead it is an additional line.
|Big Bang Unico in King Gold|
For models are available, in King Gold or titanium, with a matching alloy or ceramic bezel. – SJX
|Big Bang Unico in titanium with ceramic bezel|