A double rainbow all the way, yes.
Calling all detail lovers (surely there are some on watch sites?), get together and take a look at two very similar watches. In honor of LVMH Watch Week, Hublot has just released these fraternal twin Big Bangs. The Big Bang Integrated Time Only King Gold Rainbow and Big Bang Integrated King Gold Rainbow offer days of sparkle in one of Hublot’s signature collections.
The materials used in both watches are largely the same – in Hublot’s modestly named King Gold, a warm gold with platinum, brushed and polished, with black elements on the plate and dial , the basic canvas of the watch is basically similar. They’re all fully paved with iridescent stones, 174 for the Integrated watch, 768 for the bracelet, 176 for the Time Only, and 748 for the bracelet, set by Hublot’s master stonemasons (good to know these Game of Thrones-sounding jobs still exist).
The main difference is the complication and all the accompanying changes that come with it: diameter, motion and thickness. Time Only is a bit of a misnomer, since it has a date window, but otherwise, it remains relatively restrained in terms of internal bells and whistles. It runs on the in-house MHUB1710 movement, found in previous Time Only Big Bangs and based on the Zenith movement, ticking at 4Hz, with a power reserve of around 50 hours visible through the sapphire crystal on the dial. It measures 40mm (for Hublot) and is 9.25mm thick, just below the 10mm thickness mark.
The Integrated King Gold is a chronograph powered by the MHUB1280, another self-winding in-house movement, this time with a chronograph flyback and column wheel. The integrated bracelet is new to the Big Bang collection, joining the signature rubber strap in 202o, only available on the 40mm Big Bang since 2022. The case is standard but not bulky (again, by Hublot standards) at 42mm and 13.45mm thick. It has a 72-hour power reserve and 100-meter water resistance, but why dive into a treasure trove when it’s already on your wrist? high quality copy watch
Hublot heard the entire watch world clamoring for smaller watches and more integrated bracelets – not to mention 2o22’s biggest design trends – and put them all in one such unique Hublot , which is really fascinating. The allure and more “wrist-friendly” size of a classic sports watch? You can have it, but you’ll have it the Hublot way.
Look at these watches through the lens of “is it accomplishing what it sets out to do?” These sure looked like a huge hit. I’m not a master of gem setting (unfortunately!), but I think finding enough standard gemstones and cutting them and lining them up just right on this watch is almost more exciting than applying the more “tasteful” diamonds to the watch Impress the dial or bezel of a smaller and more refined watch. The result is loud and eye-catching, as it should be, so to the point, but I can’t help but be impressed when I think about the margin of error in making a bracelet set with 768 stones.
The chronograph dial is very, very busy, but [voice of 9os sitcom] that’s Hublot! And I do think there’s an interesting tension between the solid, dark skeletonized gears and the detailed and whimsical dial, adding a little weight and intent to the hustle and bustle.
While Hublot is no stranger to the rainbow trend, with or without stones, the combination of precious gold and an integrated bracelet makes this circle feel, dare I say, more grown-up? This is the Thinking Man’s Big Ass Rainbow Hublot. If you’ve been into Hublot and all the striking, bold denim watches that came before it, then this Rainbow might just be your pot of gold. fake watches for sale
Models: Big Bang Integrated Time Only Time Only King Gold Rainbow and Big Bang Integrated King Gold Rainbow
Reference numbers: 456.OX.0180.OX.3999 (Time Only), 451.OX.1180.OX.3999
Diameter: 4omm (time only), 42mm
Thickness: 9.25mm (time only), 13.45mm
Case Material: 18k King Gold (two models), set with 128 jewels (time only) and 120 jewels. Both models feature a polished king gold bezel set with 48 jewels (limited time), 54 jewels.
Dial Color: Sapphire crystal (limited time), matte black skeleton
Strap/Bracelet: 18k King Gold with deployant clasp set with 748 jewels (limited time) and 768 jewels.
Calibers: MHUB1710 Automatic (time only), MHUB1280 Unico Manufacture
Function: Self-winding chronograph flyback movement (not Time Only, that is, only time)
Power reserve: 50 hours (Time Only), 72 hours
Winding: Both models are self-winding
Frequency: 4 Hz two models
Gems: 27 (time only), 43