The Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Power Reserve 14 Days King Gold Jewellery is an attack on one’s senses, that is a given. That name already should have prepared you, really. Under its diamond-studded exterior, however, lies HUB9011, a fascinating caliber straight from the in-house skunkworks of Hublot.
This watch has 336 hours of power reserve: not a spec you see often. Providing this two-week power reserve takes seven series-coupled barrels, flipped on their sides and elevated from the flat dimension we have gotten used to seeing in most all other mechanical calibers. The consequential thickness remains shockingly … normal. Measuring just 10.92mm from caseback to the dome of the specially shaped sapphire front, the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 offers a case thickness comparable to classical — albeit much less complicated — references of watchmaking history.
It is once you see it up close that you get to really appreciate the blank-page engineering of the Hublot Big Bang MP-11. Just look at all those various teeth profiles, spokes, bridges and materials. At a time when brands such as Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Harry Winston — and many others that used to dominate the haute horlogerie segment just a decade ago — have all either abandoned it completely or toned it down, for Hublot to have such a bold and liberal aspect to its watchmaking is just refreshing and admirable. It’s wheels meshing, bridges overlapping and three-dimensionality prevailing — all evergreen components of high-end watchmaking.
Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Power Reserve 14 Days King Gold Jewellery, as its name once again implies, throws a lucky number of 222 diamonds into the mix — 172 diamonds are individually hand-set into the 18k King Gold case, which is Hublot’s own red gold alloy. Another 50 baguette-cut diamonds are channel-set (by hand, of course) into the bezel itself. Channel-setting is a bit like invisible setting in the sense that the diamonds are set directly next to each other, with gold flanking them from above and below. I have said this before, but I’ll say it again: Hublot’s small but capable in-house diamond-setting atelier belongs among the very best in the trade.
The 45mm case is as long as the Hublot Big Bang cases normally are. While you may get away with wearing a 44mm Luminor or 45mm Radiomir, the Big Bang, with its integrated lugs, One Click quick-strap release system, and oval-shaped rubber straps make this a long-wearing case. Worry not, though — with all that bling, no one will notice the lugs stretching beyond the edges of your wrist.
Source: A Blog to Watch
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