The sequel to their 2016 collaboration, Swiss horologist Hublot and pioneering tattoo studio Sang Bleu unveiled the The Big Bang Sang Bleu II.
This time around, the collaboration taps into the skill of Sang Bleu’s founder and creative director Maxime Plescia-Buchi that explores how geometry could be the universal expression of an “abstracted and systematized view of the world”.
“[Geometry] carries value, ideas and messages through time and space, and thus unifies humankind in itself as an ultimate manifestation of the Human Mind,” explains Buchi.
His value translates to a three-dimensional 45 mm case with finely-chiselled lines; producing another level of geometry precision that cuts into the hexagonal bezel and into the sapphire crystal—which is somewhat is a reminiscent of the Hublot Orlinski.
One downside of the watch is that it makes telling time quiet challenging due to the dial and hands designed after the Sang Bleu logo, with the running seconds indicator positioned at 9 o’clock, the 60-minute chronograph register at 3, the small round date aperture between 4 and 5 and the visible column wheel at 6 o’clock—let alone to keep track of time on the chronograph. However, telling time shouldn’t even be a problem as this watch is more of a wrist sculpture to adorn than a time telling machine.
Underneath all of that sits the HUB1240 Unico manufactured self-winding chronograph movement, a mechanism that moves at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations an hour. The new Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II is available at HUBLOT boutiques in two limited editions; one in titanium, priced at $25,200 USD with only 200-pieces, and the other in King Gold, priced at $47,300 USD with only 100-piece.
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