In 2020, Hublot marked the 15th anniversary of its iconic Big Bang timepiece. To celebrate this impressive milestone, Hublot unveiled the Big Bang Integral. The first ever Big Bang to be equipped with a tailored integrated bracelet. The result of months of research and development, its powerful aesthetic signature creates an instant association with the Big Bang. In fact, looking at the Hublot Integral, one might easily assume it formed part of the original launch all those years ago.
The Big Bang
Debuted at Baselworld in 2005, the first Big Bang chronograph, a fusion of steel, ceramic and rubber, introduced Hublot’s revolutionary new concept; the Art of Fusion. Blending the use of innovative materials with bold, masculine design, it ushered in an exciting new era for the brand. Not surprisingly, the Big Bang became a huge success for Hublot, and continues to be one of its most popular collections.
Inspired in part by the original ‘Hublot’ model from 1980, the case of the Big Bang boasts a complex, multi-component “sandwich” construction, with a composite resin insert. The top bezel is held in place by Hublot’s signature 6 H-shaped screws. Simultaneously functional and stylish, the Hublot Big Bang makes a statement wherever it goes.
The Big Bang Integral
The defining feature of the new Hublot Big Bang Integral is of course its unique integrated bracelet. Stunning attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the design and execution. The three-link construction – one central and two lateral – ensures a robust yet comfortable fit. Its sharp style adopts the codes of the case, with edges that not only echo the aesthetic of the pushers but also the architecture of the middle with its cut-outs. The polished and satin-finished surfaces, and the bevelling and chamfering of the links, create the same sense of depth and contrast as between the case and the bezel lug. One highlights the other in perfect harmony.
To ensure this seamless integration, the iconic Big Bang case has been subtly redesigned, most noticeably the shape and curve of the lugs. Another interesting change is the return of the pushers to the codes of the original model from 2005. It is these pushers which inspired the style of the bracelet, with their interplay of angles and chamfers and alternating polished and satin finishes punctuating the watch, from the middle to the bracelet.
Likewise, the 42mm case of the Big Bang Integral retains its iconic “sandwich” construction but this time without the composite resin insert. Instead the watch is crafted entirely from one material – Titanium, King Gold, or Ceramic. The only exceptions are the black composite resin lugs on its bezel and the crown over-moulded with rubber. The dial and bezel remain identical to the existing Big Bang 42 mm model – with the exception of the indices which replace the Arabic numerals.
The new Hublot Big Bang Integral is offered in three different materials inextricably linked to the history of Hublot: lightweight titanium, hardwearing, scratch-proof ceramic (an all-black limited edition of 500 pieces dedicated to the “invisible visibility” concept introduced in 2006) and King Gold, a unique alloy of gold, copper and platinum which results in an intensely red 18-carat gold and is exclusive to Hublot
The Hublot Big Bang Integral is without question one of the hottest releases of the year. Building on the legacy of this great collection, it propels the Big Bang into a whole new universe. It is with great pleasure therefore that we announce that all three versions of the Hublot Integral are now available for purchase at our Watches of Switzerland boutiques in Sydney and Perth as well as online at Watchswiss.com. Please contact us today to discuss securing yours.