Poetry is not far away when the art of jewellery-making encounters that of watchmaking.
Like a summer’s sky after a storm, a rainbow of brightly coloured gemstones set against a backdrop of 18k pink gold breathes life into the Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Baguette King Gold Rainbow showpiece. In an invisible closed setting, precious and fine gemstones – totalling a whopping 24 carats – draw an audacious, vibrant and joyful spectrum around the dial where the house’s iconic movement is revealed.
Representing optimism, wisdom and balance, the rainbow stretches across the entire 45mm case, where 100 rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, blue topazes, tsavorites, and yellow and orange sapphires line up in a spectacular chromatic composition. A dazzling array of 112 baguette-cut gemstones line the bezel in hues that echo the subtle shades of the 48 gemstones set on the dial and the indexes.
“It requires meticulousness, expertise and dexterity to obtain this harmonious gradation of the gemstones and create a perfect connection between the emotion they arouse and the watchmaking technique. Draughtsmen, gemologists and gem-setters worked together to achieve this setting, in which pink gold is present only to gently emphasise the contours. The Big Bang Unico Full Baguette King Gold Rainbow condenses the purity and precision of these incredible professions,” points out Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
The UNICO manufacture HUB1242 chronograph flyback mechanism with double clutch mechanism and column wheel appears in contrast. Adding perfect finishing touches to this jewellery piece is the kaleidoscopic alligator and natural rubber strap featuring a buckle clasp set with 30 gemstones.
(All images: Hublot)