The art of the fusion Hublot was once again expressed in this Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater — the world’s first ceramic minute repeater watch!
Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater: Sealing the Fusion
If the Big Bang watch is undeniably the icon of the Hublot repertoire, it is because it embodies all the art of theHublot fusion. Today, a new version of Haute Horlogerie of the iconic brand: a new turning point in the history of watchmaking. With the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater, Hublot has indeed mastered ceramic to make it a 100% watch material.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said: “To be the first, different and unique was never as true as for this Big Bang Integral Minute Repeater Ceramic. The world’s first ceramic minute repeater, the first Big Bang Integral in black ceramic, the first with a tourbillon: Hublot pushes the limits of Haute Horlogerie far, far away. But, as always, it is not the final outcome to us: it is a stage point which will lead us to other horizons, other horological explorations!”
The Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater is indeed special in many ways. Before it, ceramics had never been sufficiently mastered to be fully used in a Minute Repeater. It was then only used here and there to beautify the watch. Ceramics now changes its purpose with this new Hublot.
The Hublot expertise and experience allowed the house to manufacture and assemble a Minute Rehearsal Cathedral in Tourbillon with an integrated bracelet—entirely in ceramic!
The house explains the difficulty of mastering such a material “This exercise was difficult because the challenges to overcome were all closely related to each other: monochrome ceramics are very complex to work with, which complicates the design of the box, therefore risking compromising its sealing which guarantees a pure and crystalline sound. All the parameters are nested. Just one error even from a decimal, and everything must be started over”
The Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater thus offers to surpass contemporary watchmaking mastery, thanks to the intervention of all the professions of Fine Watchmaking!
And it is for aesthetes and lovers of fine technique that it is aimed. The first entirely ceramic watch, the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater is produced in limited quantities, especially for the Japanese market.
Hublot has created two special series of the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater, exclusive to Japan; a country that knows high watchmaking complications. They are available in 18 black ceramic or 18 white ceramic items. These pieces that are therefore exceptional and unique, which once again pave the way for surpassing and innovation—both technical and aesthetic!