Hublot unveiled the Hublot Big Bang Unico Replica Italia Independent which is a partnership between Italia Independent and Hublot. Italia Independent Co-Founder and Chairman Lapo Elkann and Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe spoke at a press event about their second successful partnership between the two. The Unico Italia Big Bang case is constructed with Texalium, which is a high performance fiberglass twill weave coated with 99.99% pure aluminum that is 200 Angstroms thick.
The Hublot replica watch retains the strength and lightness of carbon whilst offering the infinite spectrum of colors and eye-catching metallic effects of Texalium. Hublot and Italia Independent issued limited Edition sunglass collection that is inspired by the replica watches themselves.
Housing the UNICO manufacture movement, this 45 mm chronograph is paired with an easy interchangeable bracelet. The Big Bang Unico Italia Independent is available in an artistic range of shades. The blue, green or black versions are released as a limited edition of 500, 250 and 250 pieces respectively. Carrying a peaceful message, it displays the symbol of peace at 9 o’clock.
The other notable replica watch is the Big Bang Unico Sapphire. After its MP05 “LaFerrari” Sapphire project, Hublot is capitalizing on the challenge that it has just met and asserting its expertise in sapphire cutting by producing 500-piece series. This is a first time a Sapphire has been cut to produce the case on such a large scale.
The case middle, bezel and back of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire are cut from blocks of sapphire, a material which is almost as hard and scratch-resistant as diamond (9 on the Mohs scale as opposed to 10 for diamond). Hublot has called on the expertise of a Swiss specialist as part of an exclusive partnership to develop the unique material. Only a few pieces forming the spine of the replica watch are made from titanium: the screws, the crown, which is over-molded with silicon, and the deployant buckle. Its skeleton dial, made from transparent resin, reveals all the gears of the proprietary Unico HUB1242 movement and its finishes. Complementing its ethereal silhouette, its strap – transparent – is invisible so that the skin can be seen through it.