Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue diver
The new Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue limited edition diving watch, which is presented in a larger than life 48 mm black ceramic body, seems to partially overcome All Black series’ main problem: total lack of legibility regardless of lighting conditions.
Okay, it seems that even in the severest cases of haute couture madness there are days when form does follow function.
While most members of Hublot‘s super-stylish “All Black” family fiercely refuse to tell time because of total lack of contrast, this particular model at least makes modest attempt of serving its main purpose.
The reason is simple: while highly fashionable and primarily intended to be worn as a casual sporty timekeeper, this model is also positioned as a (very expensive) diving watch and nothing can be more dangerous –or, at least, more unnerving– for a diver than inability to find out how much exactly time passed since he or she went under water.
As you can see on the photos above and below, the watch has its hour markers covered with an electric blue luminescent substance, making the watch glow even in the darkest waters. The same substance is applied to the edges of the hour, minute and the second hands.
Regrettably, Hublot’s designers were stubborn enough not to apply even a single drop of the –probably– SuperLuminova on the timekeeper’s matte ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel, so there is little to no use to its standard 60-minute diving scale.
And you still won’t know what date is now, since it is, too, printed with black ink on a dark-grey background.
Everything else, however, looks just perfect and as high-tech as it is always the case with Hublot.
Even the watch’s natural leather alligator strap is in fact a composite material since it has black rubber injected on its inner surface. At least, now you won’t lose your watch because of a failed strap.
Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue diving watch’s specification:
Price range: N/A
Movement: Hublot in-house caliber HUB1400, automatic, 180 parts, 23 jewels, satin-finished bridges and tungsten carbide oscillating weight
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Black ceramic
Case size: 48 mm
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 300 m
Strap: Alligator leather with black rubber
Crystal: Sapphire, interior antireflective coating
Availability: Limited to 500 units
Tags: 300 m, 48 mm, ALL BLACK, Automatic, Big Bang, ceramic, diving watch, HUB1400, Hublot, King, limited edition