Luxury timepieces are fascinating pieces of modern engineering. Beyond the gloss and glamour of the luxury retail world, watches are still tiny machines that are chock full of technological advancements. In fact, amongst all other markets in the luxury goods industry, timepieces are arguably the most intelligent and most innovative venture. There are even many models that stand proof of this, one of which is Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10 watch.
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Release date: March 2016
Price when reviewed: $19,900 – $22,000
Hublot released a lot of new timepieces during Baselworld 2016, including their Big Bang Meca-10 watch. Although this model was not the loudest and most buzzed about of the bunch, it still garnered considerable attention from collectors and clients. The timepiece, however, was also among their most expensive releases of that year, with a price range of $19,900 (for titanium casing) to $22,000 (for all black ceramic casing).
- Diameter: 45mm
- Movement: Manual
- Water Resistant: 100 meters
- Power Reserve: 10 days
- Frequency: 21,600 vph
- Strap: Black rubber or Titanium
- Buckle: Folding buckle
Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10 watch features an in-house caliber HUB1201 manual movement, and the brand is confident enough to highlight it. Encased in a fully-opened dial, this skeletonized timepiece shows off all the nuts and bolts that help it function. The watch boasts its 10-day power reserve with a jumping indicator that tells how many days of the watch’s energy are left. In terms of aesthetics, the brand made use of “industrial chic” to further push the item’s highly-functioning narrative—encasing it in either stainless titanium steel of a more subdued all-black ceramic.
Despite such attention to the watch’s functions, the luxury timepiece market is still all about aesthetics. Skeletonized watches may have been getting a lot of attention in recent years, but design-wise, they still pale in comparison to the more highly-stylized pieces. The average luxury watch client still wants glamour when it comes to their pieces, and this watch certainly does not have that in abundance. Furthermore, as with any other skeletonized timepieces, telling the time is made all the more difficult with such a busy and complex face.
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