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Feb Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic SapphireFeb issue


Welcome 2017 with a Big Bang

We pick some noteworthy new
models from Hublot

 

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Feb Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic SapphireFeb issue


Welcome 2017 with a Big Bang

We pick some noteworthy new
models from Hublot

 

Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire

Hublot has been experimenting with sapphire watch cases for some time, notably with the Big Bang Unico Sapphire launched last year where just about every detail; the case, dial and even the strap was transparent.

This year, Hublot follows up with the Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire. Where last year’s model explored the ultimate expression of transparency, the latest Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire is a more useable yet no less attractive evolution.

A black dial with white luminescent hands and hour markers adds a welcome dose of legibility while the clear sapphire case, machined from a solid block makes for a stunning statement.

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Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold

Anyone who has owned a gold watch will attest to the fact that while beautiful, this metal is also soft and prone to scratches
and dings. Hublot however, has strengthened the material with ceramic into a proprietary alloy that it terms ‘Magic Gold’.
The result is a material so impervious that it can only be machined by diamond.

Within its indestructible 45mm Magic Gold case lays an all-new movement dubbed the HUB1201. This hand-wound
movement is apparently inspired by the Meccano construction toys that have given countless children their first experience
of mechanical engineering.

Similarly, the skeletal dial and hands allow an unhindered viewed of the workings of the HUB1201 calibre that features
no less than two power reserve indicators.

 

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Feb Hublot Big Bang One Click Cuddly Cuff Collection


Feb Hublot Big Bang One Click Cuddly Cuff Collection


Hublot Big Bang One Click Cuddly Cuff Collection

Following on the success of the 39mm women’s Big Bang introduced last year, Hublot has unveiled a range of rabbit fur-lined cuffs that can be easily exchanged to match any outfit thanks to the patented ‘One Click’ attachment system that allows straps and cuffs to be swapped without the need for special tools.

The latest Cuddly Cuff collection consists of leather straps that are lined with Orylag rabbit down, which is sourced from a certified sustainable source in France that practices ethical breeding where the meat is appreciated by the greatest chefs and the fur is sought after by luxury houses and leading stylists
for its exceptional softness.

 

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Feb MB&F


MB&F

Once again shocks
and delights with its
first-ever aquatic watch,
the HM7 Aquapod

 

Feb MB&F


MB&F

Once again shocks
and delights with its
first-ever aquatic watch,
the HM7 Aquapod

 

Deep Impact

Since the first Horological Machine was launched in 2007, Max Busser and Friends (MB&F) still continues to surprise the horological world with weird and wonderful creations that defy watch norms and reinvent ways of keeping time.

Although the latest creation shown here is called the HM7, it is technically the ninth Horological Machine (don’t ever call it a watch) from the affable Swiss company boss. Previously, Busser skipped a number to go straight to the Can-Am inspired HM8, while he marked his company’s tenth jubilee with the HMX, the most accessible Horological Machine yet.

At 53.8mm across, the HM7 is imposing to strap on your wrist. Its dive bezel seems to orbit around the case like the rings of Saturn while the domed sapphire bubble houses a self-winding tourbillon with a 72-hour power reserve.

When viewed in profile, the HM7 resembles a mechanical jellyfish with its articulated lugs guiding the rubber straps to look like tentacles. Turning it over reveals the rotor that brings to mind the underside of a sea urchin.

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As it is only rated to a depth of 50-metres, the MB&F HM7 can hardly be considered a proper diver’s watch. However this doesn’t matter, because its whimsical, otherworldly design would have already made you feel like you’ve been to the deep without needing to get wet!

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Frozen In Time

MB&F presents “Disintegrating II” an exhibition of five large format prints by reknowned
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner.

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Athough MB&F may be better known for its ‘kinetic sculptures‘ that also pass for very nice watches, there seem to be no limits to the creative collaborations between founder Max Busser and well, his Friends.

This time, MB&F’s M.A.D Gallery in Geneva has reunited with Fabian Oefner to create the prints you see here. Don’t worry,
no classic race cars were harmed in the filming of these pictures.

Instead, the Swiss photographer painstakingly photographs each piece of a scale model individually and then digitally manipulates each part into the combined image to look like a split second of an explosive disintegration is captured forever when in actuality, each car you’re looking at took two months and over 2000 photographs to complete.

The images may look chaotic and destructive, but they also present the inner workings of these incredible machines.

MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual

Winner of the most prestigious prize in watchmaking, the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Geneve in 2016, the MBF Legacy Machine Perpetual impressed the respected international jury with its groundbreaking calibre developed by Northern Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell, who ignored centuries of watchmaking conventions to totally re-think the fundamental principals of
perpetual calendars.

Instead of basing the default calendar month on 31 days as is it done wih other perpetual calendars, the LM Perpetual uses a
28-day cycle as a default and is controlled by a patented “mechanical processor” which adds days only as required. The result
is a robust, fool-proof mechanism that is also easy to use, allowing quick and easy adjustments.

The MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual is available in three limited editions of 25 pieces each in platinum 950 (blue face),
18k red gold (grey face) and 18k white gold (purple face) and a non-limited edition in 18k white gold with grey face.