Big Bang Sapphire Ferrari
ABOUT THIS WATCH
Mint condition. Watch only.
Model: Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Ferrari
Reference Number: 79-90
Case Diameter: 45mm
Hublot's first launch broke new ground in watchmaking when it paired gold, a precious metal, with rubber. The bezel took the distinctive shape of a ship's porthole: hublot in French. In 2004 Jean-Claude Biver was appointed CEO of the brand. This larger-than-life figure took the original concept of combining materials even further as "The Art of Fusion". Big Bang, the brand's flagship collection, took its cue from the Hublot watch launched in 1980. It immediately went on to claim the Best Design prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.
Soon after it was joined by the King Power collection and, later, the Classic Fusion range, driven by extra-thin, UNICO in-house movements. In 2006 the brand launched its Big Bang All Black, and with it introduced the innovative concept of an all-black watch. Just as sensational were the One Million $ watches: fully paved with white or black diamonds, they cost exactly that. The brand has continued to invest in research and development, with Matthias Buttet at the head of its R&D division. It also joined forces with Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) to develop a new alloy of 24k gold and ceramic (boron carbide) that has a hardness of almost 1,000 Vickers.
This "Magic Gold" was revealed to the public at end 2011, which was also the year Hublot paid tribute to the Antikythera mechanism, an Ancient Greek cosmograph which the brand miniaturised to fit inside a wristwatch.
Caseback: Sapphire crystal display case back
Caliber: HUB 1242
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet / Strap: Interchangeable Hublot strap/deployant buckle
Lug Width: N/A
A note from our curator
Since 1994, our values have always been to present and curate genuine and authentic products for our customers. At Greenwich Time, we are committed to carrying only products we would proudly purchase and own ourselves. With many fantastic choices on the market, we let our own tastes determine what we carry here in the shop.
This Hublot has been hand-picked by us and meets our discerning standards for quality and style.