Another nod to the club is the Chelsea lion in gold in 12 o’clock. The implemented hour markers are rhodium-plated and filled with white luminescent material. Similarly, the rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are also filled with white luminescent material to aid legibility in dimly-lit environments. Completing the dial is a date window at 4:30. The movement inside is the caliber HUB4100, that is really based on an ETA 2894 or Sellita equal and fitted using a chronograph module. Evidently, an in-house hublot watches mumbai Replica Unico movement could have been chosen and would’ve made the opinion more desirable, however, the HUB4100 is a dependable combination and it will help keep the price down, if only a little. The grade HUB4100 beats at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The movement is visible through the watch’s delicate display caseback on which a logo of the crest of this club is printed.Like last year’s Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC watch, this new Big Bang Chelsea FC watch was created particularly for Chelsea fanatics. In comparison to last year’s version, this brand new watch comes in a shade of blue that I believe is more true and faithful to the house colours of the club. The Hublot Big Bang Chelsea FC watch is limited to 200 bits and can be priced at #13,000 (currently around $17,000).Each year in Munich, the steins are stuffed (and re-filled), and the guys don their short leather breeches to celebrate Oktoberfest. This year, Hublot combined the festivities by partnering with local tanner Meindl to make a distinctly Bavarian incarnation of its popular Big Bang watch that has had numerous versions resulting from various collaborations. The Hublot Big Bang Bavaria is your initial Big Bang to include a bronze case, and it seems as though the material was selected for its rustic colour and properties to match the hand-embroidered bull leather strap in the Bund style, evoking a link with the German region of Bavaria’s conventional garb.
With a movement design inspired by Meccano, the children’s construction toy comprised of metal strips, the Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 is functionally simple but unusually constructed.
Originally introduced in titanium or black ceramic, the MECA-10 is now available in Magic Gold, the the gold alloy proprietary to hublot watches 301rx Replica that’s actually a composite of gold and ceramic. This gives the material the approximate colour of gold – though Magic Gold recognisably different from regular yellow gold – but a surface hardness of almost 1000 Vickers, some eight times that of ordinary 18k gold.
While the case material has changed, the 45mm diameter remains the same, as does the case design and construction. Typical of Hublot, the case is a metal sandwich – gold for the bezel, as well as top and bottom plate, with a black carbon fibre composite in between.
The MECA-10 is powered by the HUB1201, a hand-wound movement with a 10-day power reserve. Beyond the lengthy 240-hour autonomy, what makes the MECA-10 unusual is the rack-driven power reserve indicator that’s visible on the front.
A rack and pinion system – the rack is visible on a horizontal track from one to 11 o’clock on the dial – drives a series of gears that show the days of power reserve remaining on the sub-dial at six o’clock. A secondary indicator sits at four o’clock, with a red spot appearing in the indicator for the last 48 hours of power reserve.
Most of the movement is revealed, in fact, with both the front and back being skeletonised. On the front the balance wheel can be seen at eight o’clock, while on the rear the two large mainsprings are visible inside skeletonised barrels. The three prominent horizontal bridges on the back feature circular perforations, replicating the look of the metal strips of a Meccano set.
Price and availability
The Big Bang MECA-10 Magic Gold (ref. 414.MX.1138.RX) is a limited edition of 200 pieces, available starting mid-January 2017 and priced at SFr32,900, or about US$32,100. The price is indicative and subject to change.