Abracadabra! Along with the debut of a new movement, Hublot claims to have produced a watch made of “magic gold” with the new Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold.
Big news has come our way from the Hublot Manufacture, and it comes in the shape of the new Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold timepiece. The wristwatch is powered by the brand new HUB1201 calibre, whose unique construction reveals its entire interlocking power reserve on the dial side.
In a second feat of engineering, the new mechanism is housed in a case made from so-called “Magic Gold”, which is the first ever scratch-resistant gold in production.
Let’s take a look at both of these impressive accomplishments in a bit more detail.
First, we’re told that the watch is made of “Magic Gold”, a unique material that “only diamond is capable of machining”. The patented material – which is used to make the impressive 45 mm case - is certified by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control. It is apparently the first scratch-resistant gold in the world and has a hardness of almost 1000 Vickers.
The material is indeed impressive, but how the brand accomplished the magic trick has already been revealed: the hardness of the material is achieved by fusing 24-carat gold and ceramic. Easier said than done!
In a second feat of engineering, Hublot introduced the HUB1201 movement to power the watch. The impressively constructed caliber features two parallel barrels with a rack-driven power reserve indication system. The result speaks for itself: a massive 10 day power reserve.
And on top of that, on the dial side the engineers decided to reveal the mechanics of the movement and its unusual rack-driven architecture.
Combining both innovations, the limited edition Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold seems to be the archetype of the Hublot philosophy, confirming the Maison’s pioneering spirit, inside and out.