A little math exercise. Knowing that the new Hublot Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon is priced at €132,000 and that its total weight, strap included, is 68 g, what is its cost per gram? Answer: €1,941… Beyond the blink of an eye, this black and white piece with an astonishing look, able to be forgotten once worn on the wrist thanks to its remarkable lightness, owes its price beyond the reach of ordinary lethal to its blend of technological performance and horological sophistication.

Hublot Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon watch. Diameter 43mm. Case, bezel and bracelet in carbon fiber and Texalium. HUB6035 automatic tourbillon movement. Sapphire dial. Water resistance 30m. Limited series 50 copies. €132,000. © DR

At Hublot, we talk about “accelerating the fusion spirit dear to the brand”. In fact, the designers of this model specify that it combines an automatic manufacture tourbillon movement with micro-rotor and a carbon fiber and Texalium case/bracelet tandem. If we add that the famous tourbillon is skeletonized, suspended and positioned at the heart of a transparent sapphire dial, we understand to what extent the Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon evolves in the very high end. According to the Swiss house, even the integrated bracelet deserves to be seen as a complication in its own right. Not only because of its extremely low weight (only 26 g), but also for the comfort it offers, thanks to its specially designed articulated links. To dispel the idea that a robust watch would necessarily be heavy, Hublot therefore opted for Texalium. What is it about ? This state-of-the-art material comprises a fiberglass core embedded in a special resin and covered with a thin layer of aluminium. A perfect way to resist bumps and scratches.

Hublot MP-13 Tourbillon Bi-Axis Retrograde watch. Titanium case. Diameter 44mm. Hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber HUB6200. Power reserve 96 hours. Water resistance 30m. Lined rubber strap. Limited series 50 copies. €165,000. © DR

In another register, with its new MP-13 combining a bi-axial tourbillon and a bi-retrograde hour-minute display, Hublot adds a centerpiece to its disruptive MP collection. “We are aiming it at those who wish to know today what watchmaking will be able to do tomorrow”, affirm with conviction the fathers of this watch offering perfect visibility to observe both the time indications and the tourbillon located at 6. h: a very particular shaped crystal reveals it from all angles, from the front and from the side. The MP-13 has a 44mm satin-brushed titanium case and features a hand-wound movement with a four-day power reserve. This extremely spectacular timepiece will remain an exceptional model since only 50 numbered pieces will be produced.

Hublot Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Blue Sapphire watch. Diameter 43mm. Blue translucent case and bracelet. Transparent sapphire dial. Automatic tourbillon movement, caliber MHU6035 with transparent bridges and white gold micro-rotor. Power reserve 72 hours. Limited series 10 copies. €550,000.

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Let’s stay for a moment longer in the very high spheres of watchmaking (and the associated phantasmagoria) with the new Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Blue Sapphire. Specialist in this kind of translucent watches that it has declined in the past in different bright colors, Hublot goes further today by combining a 43 mm blue case with a bracelet made of the same material of an identical color. A great first for the brand which until now juxtaposed its translucent models with rubber straps. Only one element is completely transparent, namely the dial. But it too is obviously cut in a sapphire crystal. The fare? Related… And only ten copies will be put on the market.

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski watch. Microblasted/polished titanium case. Diameter 41mm. HUB1153 caliber automatic movement. Power reserve 42 hours. Water resistance 50 m. €15,300 on a black rubber strap (500 copies), €19,000 on a metal bracelet (250 copies). © DR

Continuing its collaboration begun in 2017 with the French visual artist Richard Orlinski, Hublot offers an automatic titanium watch that is certainly expensive, but more affordable than the models mentioned first. If we find the edges and facets ensuring the visual signature of the Orlinski style (widely visible on the famous animal sculptures in colored resin), this very special Classic Fusion Chronograph shines with its sobriety and proves to be perfectly adapted to daily use, in particular thanks to its reasonable diameter of 41 mm. To be worn on a metal or rubber bracelet, to display a work of art on the wrist.