March 18, 2017
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire 10 Years — Limited Edition
• All black
• Smoked sapphire case
• In-house Unico movement
• Production limited to 500 pieces
March 18, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink
I should add, anyone wanting a watch like a Big Bang, should look at the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore.
The Big Bang is just a direct rip-off. AP have a history more than a hundred years over Hublot, and many watchmaking firsts to their credit.
Posted by: Fred | Mar 18, 2017 12:44:43 PM
I wish Hublot would stop milking the Big Bang for all its worth.
They used to be a good low-key brand. Nice rubber straps, sporty looks. Now they're just vulgar.
Plus they now belong to LVMH, with all that having a sister company in TAG Heuer entails (TAGs are the Bose of the watch world, thoroughly mediocre products at high prices supporting a huge marketing budget designed to persuade the ignorant into thinking they are great, quality products).
If you like fine watches, take a look at the Grand Seiko "Snowflake". As good quality as anything short of a Patek or a Vacheron. Astounding value for money.
Other watches I'd recommend?
Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 42
Tudor Pelagos (in blue)
Out of those 4 watches, 3 are entirely made in-house. Movement, case, strap, everything. Only the Breitling uses an outside movement that it then breathes relatively heavily on (improved ETA-2824 which it calls its Calibre 17).
Most "luxury" watch brands are dial, case and strap makers. A true watch company makes their own movements.
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Posted by: Fred | Mar 18, 2017 12:14:59 PM