Hublot: Big Bang MECA-1024 March 2016
Hublot presents Big Bang MECA-10, a new manufacture movement. Entirely conceived and developed in house, the HUB1201 is a skeleton mechanical movement with manual winding and a 10-day power reserve. A piece that draws inspiration from our childhood memories, when our days were filled with the games and excitement of building and creating small machines.
An innovative construction with a skeleton dial revealing the detailed mechanics of the movement. An atypical design constructed to create an audacious and original mechanical overlap of its power reserve. The 10-day power reserve allowed for the mechanism to be designed in manual mode to further reinforce this connection between man and his machine.
The movement is fitted with two parallel barrels with a power reserve indicator using a rack system. At 12 o’clock, two racks slide on a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system. The 10-day power reserve has a dual display. At 3 o’clock, an opening gradually reveals a red spot during the last 3 days of the movement’s charge. At 6 o’clock, a crown gear marked from 0 to 10 indicates the remaining days of the power reserve. Perfecting this Meccano style, the regulating organ is visible beneath the dial at 7 o’clock.
The Big Bang MECA-10 is realized in two versions: with 45mm case and micro-blasted titanium bezel or, in limited edition to 500 pieces “All Black”, with bezel in black ceramic alternating between micro-blasted and polished effects. The two editions have a matt black skeleton dial and a sapphire glass back enabling a double-sided vision of the new HUB1201 manufacture movement. As for the “One Click” strap, it comes clad in ribbed black natural rubber.