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March 18, 2017

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire 10 Years — Limited Edition

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• All black

• Smoked sapphire case

• In-house Unico movement

• Production limited to 500 pieces

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March 18, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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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?

Rolex "Hulk"
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.

If any readers enjoy horology, this channel is fast becoming the go-to resource on watch commentary and reviews:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIX-5xM8Yn5CcPgizFC5Ug

Posted by: Fred | Mar 18, 2017 12:14:59 PM

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