Luxury watchmakers often work with precious metals and gemstones to create amazing works of horological art. The latest innovations in the manufacturing of composite and synthetic materials allow even more combinations. One of those that are increasingly becoming popular is ceramics. However, in order to produce heavy-duty variants, the ceramic powder undergoes heating at temperatures that exceed 2,000 degrees Celsius. This makes it difficult to apply certain colors, which often produces darker hues. Hublot finally overcomes this limitation with the Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic.
The Swiss luxury brand is apparently the first company to produce the material in bright shades. To flaunt its achievement their latest timepiece boasts fiery red aesthetic that elegantly its black accents. Crimson might be the most dominant tint, but the expert designers gave some of its components some contrast. Among the parts coated in black, we can spot components in gray and silver, which is aesthetically pleasing. This hand-crafted masterpiece is limited to only 500 pieces, which won’t last long in our opinion. Collectors will undoubtedly snatch these up as soon as its retail ready.
Experts from the company developed a process that uses pressure instead of heat to produce brightly-colored ceramics. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic sports a 45mm case and bezel fashioned from the special material. A skeletonized dial sits below a sapphire crystal lens and flaunts a HUB1242 UNICO automatic movement. Moreover, the chronograph’s transparent case back gives you an unobstructed view of the rotor and complications.
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