Ten years later, and much to our amazement and amusement, Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black Replica Watch is still finding ways to push the limits of what could be expected from the otherwise famously tame and relaxed Swiss watch industry.To be clear, it all started back in 2006, when Hublot launched the Big Bang “All Black,” the official progenitor of all-black watches in which the case, dial, hands, and indices were very black and legibility was, ahem, very much tossed out the window.
During the presentation of the watch at the thronging Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Replica Watch booth at Baselworld 2016, Jean-Claude Biver told us about his idea of invisible visibility and how it revolutionized the concept of time-telling. “People don’t buy a watch to read the time,” pronounced Biver. “When I told my head watchmaker at Hublot that I wanted a black watch that won’t let you read the time” he added with a loud stagey laugh, “the 70-year-old watchmaker almost fainted, arguing that he had been ‘fighting all his life for accuracy and legibility.
Sapphire is a material that has seduced watch brands with a certain avant-garde profile, with Cecil Purnell (yes, them) being the first to launch a watch all wrapped in sapphire, with a limited run of 5 pieces of their Mirage model.Since 2006, Hublot Big Bang Replica Watch has taken quantum leaps, and this Big Bang Unico model fuses the two main pilasters of the brand by combining the muscular physiognomy of the Big Bang with Hublot’s manufacture Unico caliber – with sapphire cases. Richard Mille followed up quite a few years later and made a much bigger splash with their $1.65 million RM 056 sapphire-cased watch.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the all-black watch, we saw the release of the competitively priced Hublot Replica Watch, a darkly transparent watch equipped with the latest technological breakthroughs of the brand.