The Swiss watchmaker has recently presented a new series of Hublot Big Bang 38 mm ladies watches equipped with both with their own HUB 1110 Unico automatic movement (ref. 361.PC.3380.RC.1104) and a more practical -albeit not as jaw-dropping- “Swiss Made” quartz caliber.
Four days ago, we had presidential elections here in Belarus.
As always, it was a one man show with the rest of candidates singing on back-vocals. As always, the vote was rigged. As always, independent media was suppressed. As always, peaceful manifestations (yep, no cars burned, no Molotov cocktails thrown, we are peaceful people here in Belarus) were infiltrated with agents provocateurs and then dispersed by riot police with brutal force. As always, right.
Around six hundred men and women, including five alternative candidates, are still in jail after an unfair trial that normally lasts about five minutes. Just enough to read you your rights, ask a couple of formal questions and then give you a standard sentence of 10 to 15 days in a local jail with horrible food, heavily-chlorinated water that makes you want to puke, no medical help, and a dozen of persons in a cell designed for six.
When our local strongman decided to crush down dissent, yours truly happened to spend there some time, too, so I know.
That’s what you get when you want to protect your choice. Because freedom is always about you making choices, not choices made for you.
Well, as a maker of luxury watches, Hublot knows a thing or two about choices.
While their 38 mm ladies watches were usually powered only by simple quartz movements, now the Swiss watch brand widens your options with a model equipped with an in-house HUB 1110 Unico automatic movement.
Like it often happens, the watch is presented in a great number of versions that differ not only with the material of the case (it may be steel or rose gold or rose gold set with 320 diamonds,) but also with their bezels.
According to the company, the bezels are available in scratch-resistant ceramic, or 18-carat rose gold, or steel.
Some models are coming equipped with 126 diamonds with total weight of 0.87 carat.
As usual, the watch’s case features its bezel lugs and lateral inserts made of composite resin. The same elastic material is also used as an insert in the setting crown, which is made either of steel or gold depending on the material of the case.
Visually, this is just another Hublot Big Bang ladies watch that differs from previous 38 mm version only with its caliber: previously Hublot tended to equip this kind of timepieces with quartz movements.
Is it good or bad? You decide. It’s your choice after all.
Hublot Big Bang 38 mm automatic ladies watch specification
Price: $25,000 (MSRP, version in rose gold with diamonds and rubber strap, ref. 361.PC.3380.RC.1104)
Movement: Caliber HUB 1110 Unico, automatic, in-house, Swiss Made / Swiss quartz
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Steel / Rose gold
Bezel material: Steel / Rose gold / Ceramic
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 38.00 mm
Lug width: No data
Case height: 12.00 mm
Dial: White, black or cappuccino, with applied hour indexes every 5 minutes
Hands: Steel or gold, luminous, openworked
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Rubber or alligator strap, 18K red gold or steel bracelet
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Solid in 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel