Baselworld 2017: Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT

You may like or not like what¬†Hublot¬†does. There are only a few¬†brands polarizing as much as¬†Hublot¬†does. I have to admit I like what the brand does and did.¬†Hublot¬†is consequently different!¬†Hublot¬†cleverly fills niches and could therefore create its own particular style.¬†Hublot¬†is the brand that is chosen by serious and conservative watch-collectors when they look for a “crazy” wristwatch.¬†

Hublot¬†is seen as a real high end luxury-brand and therefore accepted to play the role the brand plays. For many others¬†Hublot¬†is simply there expression of lifestyle and therefore their preferred way to wear a mechanical wristwatch. It is a known fact that tastes are different!¬†I can hear some of you arguing already… Hey guys please stop!¬†Hublot¬†was and is always ahead of time,¬†Hublot¬†offers more Swiss Made than many other brands in the same price level. You may like or not like what¬†Hublot¬†does, but this brand today is highly successful and desired!

Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT

The two push-buttons are not the same as those seen on a chronograph. Each press of the push-button at “2 o’clock” moves the time forward by one hour; the one at “4 o’clock” moves it back. A safety device prevents simultaneous activation of the two push-buttons. GMT time (local time) is set independently of the other hands by pressing one of the push-buttons; the gears for the minutes and seconds are not driven. This means it is not necessary to synchronise all of the hands with every change in time zone.

The¬†Big Bang Unico GMT¬†is available in a titanium or carbon fibre 45 mm /15,85 mm case, on a structured, ribbed black and blue natural rubber strap. Both versions are equipped with the “One Click” interchangeable strap system. The Hublot-UNICO movement has been redesigned to transform it into a calibre with an integrated GMT function. The HUB1251 movement consists of¬†358 components, its balance wheel oscillates¬†at a frequency of 28,800 A/h, the watch has¬†a 72-hour power reserve.

19.900 USD / 19.600 EUR for the titanium version

23.100 USD / 22.700 EUR for the carbon fibre version