And by “bold”, we mean it in every way possible — both aesthetically, and technically. The first thing that catches the eye is, of course, the case. Here, Hublot has taken on the development of sapphire, known for being incredibly difficult to produce. The result is a case made of what the brand dubas as SAXEM — a deep green material sporting a brilliance that nears that of diamonds. Made using rare earth elements, fused with aluminium oxide, the material is both harder, and more radiant that emerald itself, offering an unparalleled shade of green that’s not for the faint hearted. As to be expected from Hublot, this timepiece was not created for the shy, but for the wearer who dares to make a statement.
Following the case, the dial itself — along with the crystal and caseback — are made of an anti-reflective coated sapphire, which offers clear views of the machinery in a pretty sweet, skeleton-like aesthetic. Don’t let all the visibly moving gears fool you though, the timepiece is definitely legible, thanks to bright green markers, hands, and registers that contrast nicely against the backdrop. The strap itself comes in a charming rubber green, designed to be at once comfortable, and highly durable for the adventurous watch aficionado.
Movement-wise, the watch is powered by a HUB4700 caliber, which draws inspiration from the world’s first integrated automatic chronograph movement launched back in 1969. There are, of course, Hublot-style updates, including a new regulating element made of silicon to ensure precision, reliability, and that extra bit of aesthetic flair.
The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Green Saxem is limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. To find out more, visit PMT The Hour Glass.