The replica Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire is the first new release in anticipation of Baselworld. The case middle, bezel, and case back were all cut out of blocks of sapphire crystal, which is scratch resistant and is almost as hard as diamonds.
Titanium was used for smaller elements, including the screws, crown, and the deployant buckle. Overall the watch measures 45 mm in diameter. The skeletonized dial is made of transparent resin and features the automatic Unico HUB1242 flyback chronograph movement, which was also used in the Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold released last year at Basel.
The bezel of this Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire clone has the well-known H-shaped screws holding it in place; the crystal covering the dial has a nonreflective coating on both sides and an etched Hublot logo. The hands and hour appliques are treated with white luminescent material. As fans of Hublot’s Unico watches know, the movement includes an integrated flyback chronograph function, with the column wheel and double clutch both visible on the dial side. It has a black PVD treatment and a 72-hour power reserve; in addition to the hours, minutes, small seconds, and chronograph functions, it includes a date display in a window at 3 o’clock.
The replica Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire watch is further accented by a clear strap. Hublot Big Bang UNICO case is fitted with a tool-less quick-release system for the straps. Thus, you can easily fit whatever strap you like to the watch – assuming you buy it from Hublot, as the strap connection system is proprietary.