Hublot Big Bang |

The hefty cases of these 45-mm chronographs are available in titanium, carbon, sapphire crystal, King Gold, and ceramic. Of course, the material used has a major influence on prices for Big Bang models. For example, the red Big Bang Unico 45 in sapphire demands 48,000 USD.

The titanium Unico 45 is much easier on the wallet at 16,000 USD. Listings on Chrono24 for the King Gold edition start around 29,500 USD. However, the Unico 45 with a sapphire case and diamonds will set you back over 67,000 USD. Entry-level models come with quartz movements and stainless steel cases. One example, the Big Bang Unico 38 Steel, changes hands for around 8,600 USD.

Thanks to its modular design, it’s easy to supplement the Unico movement with additional complications such as a second time zone or perpetual calendar. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the series contains such a wide variety of timepieces, with the Unico 45 leading the charge.

GMT Function, In-House Caliber, and Tourbillon

The titanium Unico GMT is a relatively affordable Big Bang model. While it lacks a stopwatch function, this timepiece offers a second time zone and day-night display. You can tell the time in another time zone using the additional hour hand and titanium bezel with a 24-hour scale. The Hublot caliber HUB1251 ticks away inside this timepiece and provides it with its 72-hour power reserve. The final watch is water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft) and comes on a blue rubber strap. You can buy this model on Chrono24 for around 16,500 USD.

The carbon edition features the same technology and sells for roughly 18,500 USD. A never-worn Big Bang Unico GMT in King Gold costs a solid 30,500 USD.

Hublot reached the pinnacle of watchmaking with their HUB6016 caliber featuring a tourbillon. The delicate frame turns the balance wheel 360 degrees once every minute, thereby negating the effect of gravity on the oscillation system and resulting in a more accurate watch. The HUB6016’s massive power reserve of around 115 hours is also very impressive, and a subdial at 9 o’clock serves as the power reserve indicator.

Of course, Hublot creates these timepieces using a variety of materials. Cases in gold, titanium, sapphire, or ceramic are paired with straps made of rubber or alligator leather. A version with a diamond-studded bezel joined the Tourbillon family in spring 2018. The titanium Big Bang Tourbillon costs around 66,500 USD. Models in ceramic, gold, or sapphire go for between 76,000 and 161,500 USD.

The power reserve is the most notable element of the Big Bang MECA-10 and Big Bang MP-11. The manual caliber HUB1201 powers the MECA-10 and can run for ten days straight when fully wound. The MP-11 boasts an even more impressive 14-day power reserve. This is thanks to the HUB9011 caliber with a row of seven barrels, which have since made the watches in Hublot’s MP series famous. However, all this power comes at a price. A black carbon MP-11 costs about 50,000 USD on Chrono24, while sapphire models sell for around the 94,000 USD mark. In contrast, the MECA-10 – often spotted on the wrist of tennis star Novak Djokovic – seems like a bargain at prices starting around 17,500 USD.

Hublot’s high-end craftsmanship using modern materials is evidenced by their pairing an in-house caliber with a 14-day power reserve with two exclusive cases: One is made of scratch-resistant Magic Gold, while the other is made of the transparent, synthetic blue sapphire created in 2021. Both models are limited to just 50 copies and are powered by the skeletonized, manual-winding in-house caliber HUB9011 with a power reserve indicator. In order to achieve the durability of the Big Bang MP-11 Power Reserve 14 Days Magic Gold, Hublot blends pure gold with high-grade ceramic boron carbide. However, if you’re interested in this version, you’ll need to be prepared to part with around 84,000 USD. The Big Bang MP-11 Power Reserve 14 Days Blue Sapphire crafted from blue, polished sapphire crystal requires a substantial investment of 115,000 USD on Chrono24.