This year at Baselworld Hublot brand showed so many interesting things that the new Big Bang MECA-10 could get lost among other novelties. Made in the traditional Big Bang 45 mm housing (with water resistance to 100 m), MECA-10 were presented in two versions, large-series titanium and limited (only 500 copies.) Ceramic design «all-black». The surface was subjected to both pre-sandblasted to obtain a specific invoice. In addition, ceramic Big Bang MECA-10 brand officially timed to the 10 anniversary of «all black» firm concept.
However, there is at the Big Bang MECA-10, something more interesting than its beautiful body. The model has received new HUB1201 clockwork with manual winding. Power reserve HUB1201 – about 10 days – a trump and all the features of the mechanism that’s built around him. This reserve of Big Bang MECA-10 provide two springs, because winding drums have also two and two power-reserve indicator – almost normal but at the same time very unusual.
The first is made in a conventional counter disk and smashed it stencil numbers from 1 to 10, which is switched every day. A second indicator is actually on top of the rack and pinion mechanism element of the system with two toothed sections which, when spring is wound, is moved completely to the left, and then move right along as clockwork spring unwinds.
Functional Big Bang MECA-10, of course, can be called modest. After all, their transparent dial except for hours and minutes are displayed only seconds (on subdial left), plus the mentioned power-reserve indicator. But if it does not take into account that HUB1201 consists of 223 individual parts, and virtually every one of them in action, you can see through the transparent front and back sapphire crystals. And look how it works is a little mechanical marvel, especially if you do like Hublot works.
Big Bang MECA-10 equipped with a rubber belt, which is equipped with a special quick-change system «One Click», which, incidentally, also has become another highlight of the exhibition. In the sense that now brand Hublot straps replacing the system finally came up with the name – One Click. Big Bang MECA-10 released in two versions: titanium and ceramic 414.NI.1123.RX 414.CI.1110.RX. The cost of this models is $19,900 and $22,000, respectively.
The Hublot company, which has developed rapidly in the direction of the manufacturer of luxury watches high-end, embodies the brand that will best complements the scope of watchmaking LVMH group. Jean-Claude Biver, CEO and Riccardo Gadelupe, chief executive officer, will retain their positions in the company in order to contribute to the development of the group divisions associated with the watch production. Marketing, Jean-Claude Biver strategy defines it as “concentration on diversity.” It invests in sponsorship and partnership in various fields.
The main area for investment is the sailing and navigation through a partnership with the prestigious Yacht Club of Monaco (YAKM), headed by Prince Albert II of, the king of Monaco; Club Real Club Nautico de Palma and its regatta «Hublot PalmaVela», with the Wally boats, or with LunaRossa in the America’s Cup 2007. Brand Hublot is also associated with golf, polo, skiing, motor racing and tennis through competitions or representatives who support the brand. In the world of football, Jean-Claude Biver was the first among the sponsors who put up the brand “luxury” category -This masterstroke was even more prominent in the light of the European Championship Euro 2008 in Switzerland