A timepiece befitting a champion such as tennis legend Novak Djokovic, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic transcends its vibrant aesthetic to embody both excellence and style
Pro tennis player and Hublot brand ambassador Novak Djokovic has secured his fourth U.S. Open title, further solidifying his unrivalled all-time record of 24 Grand Slam victories. In the entire history of tennis, no one has achieved more Grand Slams triumphs than Nole.
Indeed, Djokovic has consistently rewritten the narrative of tennis, breaking records and defying insurmountable odds since his professional debut in 2003. His relentless pursuit of excellence and dedication to realizing his dreams align seamlessly with the core values that define Hublot’s distinctive approach to fine watchmaking.
This shared passion brought Djokovic into the Hublot family of ambassadors in 2021 and Hublot stands proudly alongside him. And during the U.S. Open prize presentation, Djokovic was seen wearing the Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic, a testament to the partnership between the remarkable athlete and the Swiss luxury watch brand.
BRIGHT AND SUNNY
It was a striking sight that demanded attention, with the bright and sunny Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic standing in stark contrast to Djokovic’s white attire, held aloft alongside his latest trophy.
What makes the watch even more remarkable is its exclusivity. The Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic is a limited-edition release, with just 250 pieces introduced as part of the 2021 Watch & Wonders lineup.
The Big Bang is one of Hublot’s most forward-thinking collections, featuring iterations crafted from ceramic, carbon, titanium and sapphire. The Yellow Magic edition is particularly noteworthy because achieving vibrant and bold colors on watch cases was a long-standing challenge. Crafting this brightly colored high-tech ceramic demanded an extensive four-year journey of development, where the delicate balance of temperature and pressure was meticulously calibrated to allow the ceramic to sinter without compromising the pigments—a testament to Hublot’s unwavering commitment to innovation.
“With its fusion of cutting-edge technology and vibrant design, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic is the perfect match for a champion like Novak Djokovic
To this day, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic remains one of the collection’s most captivating and visually striking offerings. The 42mm multi-part ceramic case naturally takes center stage, retaining the iconic angular, layered, integrated bracelet design of the Big Bang line. What sets it apart is the Yellow Magic ceramic material, which introduces a dimension of intense, fully saturated yellow gloss, making it an eye-catching masterpiece.
THE MAGIC WITHIN
The intricate mechanics concealed within the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic is as impressive as its remarkable ceramic shell. The dial on the Yellow Magic follows the same skeleton pattern seen in previous Big Bang Unico models, featuring a stenciled theme that extends to both the applied Arabic numerals and indices, as well as the fully exposed date wheel. Notably, the sub-dials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock serve as visual anchors for the floating skeleton assembly. The former boasts a nearly complete sub-dial surface, while the latter presents a clean, minimalistic outer ring.
For the Yellow Magic, Hublot maintains a cohesive color scheme between the case and the dial by incorporating black lume and applying a black finish to the exposed skeleton bridges. This design choice allows elements such as the date wheel, gear train and column wheel to stand out against the backdrop and showcasing some of the movement’s intricate mechanics without becoming visually overwhelming.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic is driven by the in-house HUB1280 automatic flyback chronograph movement, which is carried over from previous Big Bang Unico models. This intricately skeletonized movement delivers robust performance and a 72-hour power reserve. To complete the timepiece and enhance its sporty aesthetic, Hublot integrated a matching ridged strap crafted in vibrant yellow and black rubber.
With its fusion of cutting-edge technology and vibrant design, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic is the perfect match for a champion like Novak Djokovic, who embodies precision, power and style, both on and off the court.
TEXT Anindya Devy
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