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