About the same time last year, Hublot welcomed summer with a new watch. It was the Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition Capri which featured a vibrant tone, reminiscent of the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. This year, the Swiss luxury watch brand reintroduces the colorway, but this time, with the Big Bang Unico Summer. 

With its turquoise and gray colors, it will change the way you look at accessories with lighter tones. Continue reading as we look into the new Big Bang Unico watch, along with the most popular Big Bang watches ever introduced. 

Hublot: History of Big Bang and The Latest Unico Watch 

As the name suggests, the brand’s flagship collection made a significant impact in the watchmaking industry. It propelled Hublot watches to great success since its launch in 2005 and has not slowed down since. 

It proved to be a commercial hit, receiving a lot of awards and acclamation from watch fans. It has been counted among the most coveted ones, along with Rolex, Omega, Audemars Piguet, etc. True to the brand’s title of being the master of the Art of Fusion, the unique mix of materials of the Big Bang—steel, ceramic, and rubber—ignited several trends in the industry.

From 2005 forward, Hublot has released several Big Bang models, each banking on the brand’s history and reputation for creating high-quality and exceptional watches that are built to last. The latest on the list is the Unico watch which does not shy away from flamboyant use of color. 

The Summer-Themed Unico Watch is Presented in Turquoise Color 

There is probably no better color that screams summer than bright turquoise. For its summer release, the Big Bang Unico summer features a 42mm case and fixed bezel made with aluminum that is anodized in turquoise. The blue-green color scheme continues on the skeleton dial, hour markers, minute track, hands, sub-dials, pushers, and even the strap. For added contrast, the brand used a mix of satin and polished surface finishes. Visible through the dial is the date wheel with the date window at 3 o’clock. 

Overall, the new Unico watch is a breath of fresh air into an otherwise monochromatic Big Bang watch. But, similar to any other Big Bang model, it boasts the winning formula that attracts many collectors. 

The new summer edition watch is powered by the HUB1280 wheel-actuated flyback chronograph movement, which is visible not only from the front but through the transparent caseback as well. It boasts a 72-hour power reserve and 100m water resistance. It is online exclusive and limited to just 200 pieces. Each watch ships with two color-matching straps: one in silicone rubber and the other, a fabric strap with a Velcro closure. Getting your hands on this timepiece will set you back at $20,900. 

It All Started with a Big Bang: Hublot Through Time 

The Big Bang Unico watch is a great option for watch fans who are willing to make exceptions every now and then when it comes to their preference for neutral-colored watches. But, with Hublot’s history of creating timeless watches that look appropriate on almost any occasion, there are plenty of other models that you should consider as well. Let us start with the most in-demand Big Bang variations ever released, which include the first-ever Big Bang watch and the Big Bang Caviar. 

  1.  Big Bang Chronograph 

The story of Big Bang started in 2005 when the brand, under the management of then-new CEO Jean-Claude Biver, launched the Big Bang at Baselworld. As novel as it may have looked, the watch isn’t necessarily new. It featured the hallmarks of the 1980 original Hublot: the porthole-inspired round bezel, prominent screws, and rubber straps. But, what set it apart is the untraditional, oversized chronograph that added a modern touch to an otherwise classic design. The line won the award for Best Design at the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève—and this catapulted the brand into the spotlight, resulting in increased sales. 

  1. Big Bang Unico Ferrari 

Hublot and Ferrari made up probably one of the most outstanding partnerships between a luxury watch brand and a luxury sports car manufacturer that includes other long-lasting joint ventures like Breitling and Bentley, and Chopard and Mille Miglia. One of the results of this collaboration is the Big Bang Unico Ferrari which showcases a balance of sporty style and modern sophistication. It features a black and red skeleton dial with a chronograph sub-dial, a yellow date display window, and a black rubber strap—the signature colors of Ferrari. In addition to Ferrari, Hublot has further built success by forging key partnerships and tapping athletes across different sports, including the likes of Usain Bolt. 

  1. Big Bang Caviar 

Always going beyond the usual, Hublot has given its Big Bang Caviar a spectacular interpretation. The difficulty in its design lies in the unusual lines of its case—round but with sharp angles. Probably the most in-demand Caviar is the all-black version which features a 41 mm case, sapphire crystal caseback, bezel, lugs, and dial. It offers a unique play on different resin materials as well as different materials such as composite resin and ceramic as well as on varying finishes. But, overall, the watch looks elegant and well put together. 

A Big Bang Watch For You 

With a time-tested reputation, the brand guarantees to deliver reliable yet classic watches in the form of the Big Bang collection. More than 15 years have passed since its introduction, yet it continues to expand, with the timely releases of new watches that are better than the previous one. 

As the brand takes full advantage of the fame that the Big Bang has brought, it continues to focus on two core elements Hublot is known for—fusion and manufacture. This strategy has enabled the brand to consistently take the Art of Fusion to the next level, producing innovative offerings that attract Hublot collectors each time. 

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