Yes it’s time for another green watch, and what’s more another offering from Hublot, although this one is even more limited (fifteen pieces) than the Spirit of Big Bang Green SAXEM which we covered not too long ago.
The new emerald green Big Bang Unico Sapphire is exclusive to London’s Harrods, so the choice of green, albeit in a very different hue to the department store’s colour, is not without reason, but it does leave a thought as to what they may have done in a more similar tone. The reason for this new limited edition? To mark ten years since the store started selling Hublot.
To recap what we covered previously, the SAXEM of which this new Big Bang Unico’s 45mm case is made is a Hublot-trademarked term stands for Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral. It is a very hard alloy that is the mixture of aluminium oxide (the building block of synthetic sapphire) with rare earth minerals such as thulium, holmium and chromium. Unlike the Spirit of Big Bang Green SAXEM however, its case is a combination of clear and green sapphire.
Visible through the sapphire case is Hublot’s automatic Calibre MHUB1242 UNICO integrated flyback column wheel chronograph movement which beats at 28,800 VPH and has a power reserve of 72 hours.
The case has a water resistance of 50m and comes with two straps – one is ribbed white rubber and the other continues the green theme in a combination of green and camouflage decorated rubber.
The Hublot and Harrods Big Bang Unico Sapphire has an RRP of £59,000 and is only available in-store.
[Photo credit: Hublot]