Just when you thought Hublot couldn’t get any crazier, they go ahead and release a clear watch. That’s right, CLEAR. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire replica watches automatic flyback chronograph is the first new release in anticipation of Baselworld. If this is just a pre-release, then I can’t imagine what the brand will have to present in March.
So first things first, what is this thing made of? Believe it or not, it is made of none other than sapphire crystal. Hublot has managed to take the same stuff used to make transparent case backs and molds it into actual Big Bang cases. This was no easy feat. The case middle, bezel, and case back were all cut out of blocks of sapphire crystal, which is scratch resistant and is almost as hard as diamonds. Titanium was used for smaller elements, including the screws, crown (additionally molded with silicon), and the deployant buckle. Overall the watch measures 45 mm in diameter.
The skeletonized dial is made of transparent resin and features the automatic Unico HUB1242 flyback chronograph movement, which was also used in the Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold fake watches released last year at Basel. The watch is further accented by a clear strap.
The last time we saw something similar was back in 2014 when Richard Mille released this crazy RM56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire. So while this isn’t exactly a new technique, it certainly is interesting to see it resurface. This piece is made in a limited series of 500 piece and retails for $57,900. For more information on Hublot you can visit their website.