Known best for their innovative use of materials-starting with the revolutionary application of natural rubber as a strap way back in 1980—Hublot is no stranger to the industrialisation of another such high-tech material: sapphire. Having used it in many of their iconic pieces from the Big Bang series, their latest rendition joins the MP – 11 collection. Introducing the new Big Bang MP – 11 in SAXEM, aka, sapphire aluminium oxide and rare earth mineral. Limited to 20 pieces, the new launch by the luxury watch brand comes in a bright deep green fully transparent case which houses the manual-winding HUB9011 calibre. The green SAXEM timepiece can be wound up via the large fluted crown fitted with an “endless screw” reminiscent of a Torx-stamped electric pen from the world of motor-racing.
The new MP – 11 comes with a 14-day power reserve which can be seen on the dial with the seven barrels in front. The green bezel which embraces the shape of the barrels offers a magnifying effect on the power reserve indicator for better legibility. The hours and minutes are displayed with the hands and indexes in green luminescence which is housed in an anti-reflective sapphire glass.
Available on a comfortable black rubber strap with black-plated appliques matching the H-shaped black titanium screws and the crown, the new Big Bang MP – 11 in SAXEM retails at $127,000.