The Hublot Big Bang chronograph was unleashed in 2005 and its bold design and mélange of materials became an instant success. The Big Bang has now become the brand’s flagship collection with countless iterations crafted in different materials and equipped with a range of complications. Fundamental to the Hublot Big Bang chronograph is the design of its case. Since Hublot the company is named after the French word for porthole, the Big Bang retains the porthole-shaped case that launched the brand to fame in 1980, but revamped it to sport a much more modern style. The round case of the Hublot Big Bang features six H-shaped screws, a dynamic dial, and its iconic rubber strap. What started out as a 44mm chronograph collection for men, soon became a line of watches in a variety of sizes with a choice of functions and complications, for both men and women. Adhering to the company’s philosophy of the “Art of Fusion”, Hublot consistently pushes the boundaries with the Big Bang collection, furnishing it with innovative materials, cutting edge watch mechanisms, and audacious designs. In 2013, Hublot began outfitting the Big Bang collection with their own in-house UNICO movements.
Over the course of its ten-year history, there have been a number of limited edition Big Bang watches boasting incredible gems, fascinating materials, and exclusive collaborations. Partnerships with top athletes have given way to the Kobe Bryant Big Bang, the Usain Bolt Big Bang, the Ferrari Big Bang, and so many other limited edition Big Bang collections. In 2015, in honor of the collection’s 10th anniversary, Hublot revealed the Big Bang “10 Years” Haute Joaillerie collection with ten watches, each priced at $1 million.
Hublot understood that women were also looking for bold luxury sports watches and subsequently has offered plenty of ladies’ Big Bang watches over the years. Sized at 38mm and 41mm, the ladies’ Big Bang collection includes unique designs such as the lace infused Broderie Big Bang, the geometric Caviar Big Bang, and the colorful gem-encrusted Tutti Frutti Big Bang.
Although only a decade old, the Big Bang has become a legendary watch in its own right and is beloved by celebrities, superstar athletes, and watch lovers everywhere. The secondary market offers a strong assortment of secondhand Big Bang watches , including used ladies’ Big Bang collections and pre-owned Big Bang limited editions at value-driven prices.