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Hublot debuts a new material on the Big Bang MP-11
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Hublot debuts a new material on the Big Bang MP-11

Thursday, 17 October 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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After sapphire, Hublot turns to transparent SAXEM, never before used in watchmaking, to produce the beautiful emerald green of the Big Bang MP-11.

Having made a huge investment in the industrialisation of sapphire—the most difficult material to produce—in several colours (transparent, black, yellow, blue and red), to have the quantity necessary to create its models, and given the impossibility of offering an emerald green in this material, Hublot has now explored new avenues. Today, the brand is able to take a new approach to the ultra-technical and contemporary design of the MP-11 model by shaping its case in an innovative material never before used in watchmaking. Endowed with a deep green that can compete with the finest emeralds, SAXEM (Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral) combines peerless resistance with a brilliance that comes close to that of a diamond.

Big Bang MP 11 SAXEM © Hubot
Big Bang MP 11 SAXEM © Hubot

With an innovative chassis and an exceptional motor: there is a manual-winding skeleton manufacture calibre, fitted with an outstanding two-week power reserve, beating in the heart of this Big Bang MP-11. Hublot has accomplished this feat thanks to original and spectacular movement architecture that integrates seven barrels connected in series, all with a very reasonable thickness of 10,92mm. The Hublot HUB9011 calibre, comprising 270 components, also stands out thanks to its patented index-assembly system, its silicon escapement and its black bars and plate. The power reserve is directly displayed on a cylinder placed to the left of the seven barrels, facing the ‘DAY POWER RESERVE’ mention inscribed on the sapphire glass.

Big Bang MP 11 SAXEM © Hubot
Big Bang MP 11 SAXEM © Hubot

The Big Bang MP-11 in green SAXEM is wound up manually via the large fluted crown fitted with an “endless screw”-type relief reminiscent of the helical gear or with the help of a Torx-stamped electric pen inspired by motor racing. It comes with a black rubber strap whose oblique lines echo the crown design. This jewel of technicality and transparency is produced in a limited run of 20 pieces.

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