Watches in the Big Bang Sang Bleu and Sang Bleu II collections stand out with their futuristic looks, which spring from the mind of Swiss designer and tattoo artist Maxime Büchi, who is famous for his geometric designs. The time is displayed not by normal watch hands, but rather by a series of polygonal disks arranged on top of each other.
The first Sang Bleu edition displays nothing but the time, and is available in sizes of 39 and 45 mm. The smaller models come in stainless steel or gold, while the 45-mm Sang Bleu is available in gold, titanium, or ceramic. Both models also come in special Pavé editions with diamond-studded cases. Depending on the edition, you can buy a Sang Bleu with three hands for between 13,500 and 29,200 USD.
The Sang Bleu II debuted in 2019 and adheres to the design principles of the original Sang Bleu, but is powered by the Unico caliber 1240 and features a flyback chronograph. The case measures 45 mm in diameter and comes in titanium or King Gold. Hublot expanded the selection two years later by adding variants in blue or green ceramic and Magic Gold.
Depending on which edition you choose, plan to spend anywhere between 28,100 and 55,200 USD on a Sang Bleu II.
MECA-10 and MP-11: The Manually-Wound Big Bang
Unlike other lines in the Big Bang collection, watches in the Big Bang MECA-10 series are fitted with hand-wound calibers. The Meca caliber HUB1201 has a 10-day power reserve, as well as a power reserve indicator at 6 o'clock that lets you know when the watch needs to be wound again. You can buy the Big Bang MECA-10 in ceramic, titanium, King Gold, and Magic Gold editions for between 17,700 and 35,400 USD.
Another interesting Big Bang model is the MP-11. Hublot equips this watch with the in-house manual caliber HUB9011, which boasts an extraordinary 14-day power reserve thanks to its seven series-coupled barrels. While this technology has a long history in the MP collection, it wasn't made available in the Big Bang until 2018. Prices for this timepiece range from 50,000 USD for a carbon fiber edition to 115,000 USD for the version with a green sapphire crystal case.
The Big Bang With a Tourbillon and Other Complications
In 2021, Hublot introduced the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic, the successor model to the Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days. The most significant difference between these watches is the movement: The earlier model was powered by the hand-wound caliber HUB6016, and the new variant is equipped with the automatic caliber HUB6035. The movement has a tourbillion at 6 o'clock and a micro-rotor at 12 that provides the watch with its power. The sapphire crystal bridges on this movement provide a clear view of the mechanism inside.
A ceramic or carbon Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic will cost you approximately 80,200 USD. If you'd prefer a model with a sapphire case and bracelet, plan to spend around 350,000 USD.
In the spring of 2022, Hublot put their watchmaking skills to the test. Thanks to the hand-wound caliber HUB801, the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater boasts both a tourbillon and a minute repeater, as its name implies. The movement is embedded in a ceramic case – a world first for a repeater caliber. Up until now, the material's considerable acoustic properties had precluded it from being used in this way, but Hublot found a means of making the sound ring clearly. The edition is extremely limited: There were only 18 white and 18 black pieces produced, each with a MSRP of 295,000 USD.