HUBLOT, a well-known Swiss watch brand, has invested heavily in the industrialization of sapphire, successfully conquering this extremely difficult-to-process material, and creating a variety of colors of sapphire (transparent, black, yellow , Blue and red) to achieve mass production to meet the needs of different models. Given that emerald color cannot be completed in this material, Hublot has now explored a new path. Hublot uses innovative materials that have never been used in the watchmaking industry to create a case, and launches a new MP-11 model that combines extraordinary technology and modern design. The SAXEM material is turquoise and green, which is comparable to Zhenpin Jade. Its wear resistance and gloss are comparable to diamonds. Inside this fully transparent case is a factory-manufactured hand-wound skeletonized movement. Seven tandem barrels provide a power reserve of up to 14 days. Every detail is clearly shown through the dial.
Green SAXEM material creates new color for BIGBANGMP-11 watch
This new BigBangMP-11 watch once again confirms Hublot’s strong innovation ability in scientific research and development and design aesthetics. Through the search for advanced materials in high-tech applications, especially in the satellite field, combined with the self-made movements of watch factories with a history-recorded level, Hublot is re-interpreting the concept of ‘art of fusion’. ——Ricardo Guadalupe CEO of Hublot
Hublot has once again demonstrated its position as an innovative leader in watch manufacturing. Following the introduction of 3D carbon fiber and transparent sapphire case on the previous MP-11 watch, a new high-tech material has been applied to the watch for the first time. The case is manufactured. The full name of this SAXEM material is sapphire alumina and rare earth minerals (SapphireAluminiumoXideandrareEarthMineral). In order to present a unique green hue, transparency and gloss, Hublot Watch Factory, the master of fusion, mixes rare earth elements such as thorium, thorium and chromium with alumina, the basic component of sapphire. The resulting material is harder than jadeite, which is soft and difficult to sand, and more shiny than sapphire. In addition, SAXEM material also has other advantages, such as the hardness of the material to enhance the stability of the grinding process, while the cubic crystal structure allows the watch to show the same color and saturation from any angle. The overall polished green SAXEM is in sharp contrast to the six H-shaped polished and microblasted titanium screws on the bezel and the black titanium-coated rubber crown.
Under the blessing of innovation and strong power, the BigBang MP-11 watch is equipped with a hand-wound skeleton movement, with a power reserve of up to 2 weeks. All this is due to Hublot’s own spectacular movement architecture, 7 horizontal in-line springs, which control the thickness of the movement to a reasonable 10.92 mm. Another technical breakthrough is that the power transmission adopts a worm-type helical gear transmission mechanism, which is extremely rare in the watchmaking industry, and 90 degrees vertical. The balance wheel design at the 2 o’clock position on the side of the dial forms a harmonious symmetry with the helical gear at the 10 o’clock position. The Hublot Manufacture Calibre HUB9011, which contains 270 components, features a new patented index assembly system, as well as a silicon escapement and other black components. The in-line drum time display is located on the left side of the seven tandem springs, visually connected to the ‘DAYPOWERRESERVE’ inscription on the sapphire mirror. The hour / minute hands and hour markers of the dial are coated with green luminous coating for easy reading of time. The sapphire mirror is anti-reflective and the green SAXEM bezel is raised in a roller shape, which magnifies the power reserve display.
Limited collection of 20 pieces
The BigBangMP-11 Green SAXEM watch can be wound by manually turning the crown with a worm-like nostalgic embossed helical gear or by using electric Torx stylus inspired by racing. The black twill rubber strap echoes the crown design. This ingenious fusion of technology and material innovation is limited to 20 pieces and is specially designed for connoisseurs.
Big Bang MP-11 Green SAXEM Watch
911.JG.0129.RX-Limited collection of 20 pieces
Black Matte Dial
Black intarsia scale with green luminous coating
Polished green SAXEM
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.40 mm
Water resistance: 3ATM (30 meters)
HUB9011: Homemade hand-winding skeletonized movement with 7 barrels and power reserve display coupled in series
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 rpm)
Power reserve: 14th
Number of components: 270
Polished green SAXEM, engraved ‘LIMITED EDITION’ and limited serial number ‘XXX / 20’
Strap and buckle
Black engraved rubber strap
Black ceramic and black titanium plated folding clasp
Polished green SAXEM
Includes 6 H-shaped polished and microblasted titanium screws
HK $ 953,300 / MOP 981,900 / RMB 843,600 / TWD 3,924,000