Hublot Big Bang Evolution Watches from LSMwatch.com
The Hublot Big Bang watch series was released in 2004, reinventing the Hublot legacy anew. The Big Bang watch series would highlight the companies shifted focus on the idea of "fusion" in which unusually associated materials are brought together in the creation of new a unique watch. The Evolution watch highlights this design principal in spectacular fashion revealing pave set diamond on rose or yellow 18K gold bezel, and lugs attached to rubber bracelets that encompass ceramic dials and 18K gold Arabic numeral dials. Hublot wanted to be able to offer modern sport watches with infinite variety and character, and for Hublot the key to this was “fusion.” Just in the Evolution watch series alone there can be found various diverse materials such as stainless steel, titanium, ceramic, carbon fiber, resin, gold, and rubber. Each material plays a distinct role in the character and look of the Evolution watch. With a 44mm case the Big Bang Evolution watch is a large, masculine feel on the wrist while not overpowering. The case of the watch is both elegant but modern, with a distinctly strong twist, created by the military style font on the dial and the many “H” screws used on the bezel and case. Inside this Big Bang watch is a modified Swiss ETA automatic chronograph movement that Hublot calls their caliber HUB4100, which is visible through the exposed case back with a custom Hublot automatic rotor. Over the years, Hublot has produced timepieces that have featured an array of rare or unique materials not often seen in watch making, such as tungsten or magnesium, and developed their own materials and alloys such as King Gold and Magic Gold. For Hublot, the pursuit of new and unique materials for horology is a search for emotion and exclusivity. In the Big Bang Evolution collection, the bezel of the watch is fixed by means of 12 or 6 featuring an H design with polished screws in titanium. The lugs of the bezel form an integral part of the Hublot signature, at the same time fulfilling technical functions to protect the crown-wheel of the watch. No less than 160 manual operations, executed with the greatest care combined with complete mastery of the most modern technologies, are required to produce a stainless steel, or ceramic Hublot Evolution watch case. It is the perfect integration of all the units involved in the Evolution watch and the matchless quality of the stainless steel, or 18K gold finish that makes the Hublot watch case one of the top references in regards elegance and reliability. The hands of the Hublot Evolution watch are the principal indicators of time and other functions of the watch, and the center of the wearer’s focus on a watch. Therefore, Hublot pays special attention to the form and finish of the hands on the Evolution watch, which, come in a variety of shapes, finishes and colors such as stainless steel, ceramic, or 18K white gold, or yellow gold. For enhanced legibility in low light conditions, Hublot applies a luminous material to the Evolution watch hands that glows in the dark after being “charged” by direct light. The two parts that make up the attachment of the watch have a satin finish, the first with a vertical pattern, and the second horizontal, giving the Evolution watch a unique personality. Three years of research was needed to produce the strap of the Hublot watch and reveal the exceptional properties of the noble material of natural rubber. The exceptional properties of the watch strap and the unalterable distinction of its black rubber, natural, matt and velvety further accentuated by the incorporation of steel or 18K gold reinforcing strips at both ends. The rubber or ceramic bracelet watch is firmly held to the wrist by the now famous Hublot clasp which is the result of a well-balanced blend of high technical skill and know-how, avoiding the need for any other locking system. The Evolution watch has come to solidify its place within the Big Bang watch legacy.