From 1980, Carlo Crocco defied all conventions in watchmaking with Hublot – the first icon was the Big Bang.
The Big Bang, Admirable Watch
Gone are the rules of the genre, the Hublot house introduced with the Big Bang the first black natural rubber strap. Each new Hublot watch becomes an opportunity to push the boundaries of watchmaking aesthetics a little further.
The perfect incarnation of the fusion concept dear to Hublot, the iconic design of the Big Bang – which has won many awards and is now a watchmaking icon – was imagined in 2005.
The name, Big Bang, is a reference to the fortuitous formation of the universe, it is because the Hublot house wanted to name it according to the very principle of its watchmaking work. The essential idea behind each Hublot creation is in fact the art of fusion. In other words, the association of objects and materials which are never found together in the natural state of things.
The rubber and gold, which, by virtue of their differences, together make the Big Bang special. The Big Bang combined these elements in a striking contrast which gives a strong impression on the eye. Very quickly became an icon of watchmaking, the watch is also the ideal canvas for the house’s experiments.
The Big Bang, An Inspired Watch
If it takes up the lines of the first watch imagined by Carlo Crocco from a ship’s window, the Big Bang is very quickly reinvented.
Carbon and gold, ceramic and steel, jeans fabric and diamonds. Hublot never ceases to amaze with the use of surprising materials.
Still, in the Big Bang, the audacity of these associations is visible in a case composed like a triptych comprising a number of components. With its 70 or so elements, the Big Bang embodies another idea of luxury – that of a watch distinguished by a wide range of subtle refinements.
In 2015, the First Big Bang Unico Fine Jewelry from Hublot presented itself in an excepti
onal production. The production of these pieces required three very complex crimping techniques: invisible crimping, clou de Paris crimping, and rail crimping.
This without speaking here of the José Mourinho or Calaveras versions . The Big Bang Alps or the one imagined in collaboration with the Ferrari house for the Big Bang Unico Ferrari in 2016, nor the one in collaboration with the Depeche Mode group – these marvels have a decidedly strong aesthetic signature!