Continuing on the integrated bracelet theme of the LVMH Watch Week releases in Dubai, Hublot marked fifteen years after the original Big Bang with the first appearance of an integrated bracelet.
The launch models are in titanium, King Gold, and a limited edition All Black in black ceramic. They share a size (42mm, with a thickness of 13.45mm), dial and bezel design that are identical to the existing model of the same size (minus the composite resin insert), and 100m water resistance. Inside the Integral is the automatic Hublot UNICO HUB1280 flyback column wheel chronograph movement which beats at 28,800VPH and has a power reserve of 3 days.
The Big Bang Integrals are made entirely from one material – titanium, King Gold, or ceramic, but the All Black has composite resin lugs and the crown is moulded atop with rubber. Their skeletonised dial feature Super-LumiNova coated hands and markers.
So the new bracelet. In titanium, 18 carat King Gold or black ceramic, depending on the model, its first link is fused to the case and it is classical in its triple link format, but with much sharper chamfered and bevelled angles than most. This design feature was chosen to echo the shapes of the pushers (which hark back to the first Big Bangs) and the skeletonisation. It features the use of both polished and satin finishing. The first link of new new bracelet is fused to the case.
The RRPs are AUD 29,200 for the Integral Titanium, AUD 32,200 for the limited edition (500 pieces) Integral All Black, and AUD 73,200 for the Integral King Gold.
If you are not averse to being your wrist being noticed before anything else is, you can go for the Integral Titanium Pavé 42mm which has an RRP of AUD 95,400 or the Integral King Gold Pavé, whose RRP is AUD 140,000.
[Photo credit : Hublot]