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Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II

Hublot have been collaborating with the tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi for 7 years and from this partnership come three watches for 2022. They’re the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II in Magic Gold, Magic Black and Green Ceramic. Introducing Hublot’s cutting edge magic gold alloy to the existing artist led design for the first time as well as two new colours of ceramic.

Up first is the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II Magic Gold, which uses Hublot’s patented magic gold alloy for its 45mm case. Classic golds tend to scratch easily, which is why Hublot developed magic gold to be ten times more scratch resistant than regular white or yellow golds, making it far more robust. It also has a darker colour that suits the urban, tattoo inspired design of the Sang Bleu II. It’s seriously the best that both the material and the Sang Bleu II have looked. It’s limited to 100 pieces at £34,800.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II Ref. 418.MX.1103.RX.MXM22

Before we move onto the two ceramic models, the Magic Black and Green Ceramic, it’s worth recapping what makes the Unico Sang Bleu II special. It’s a skeletonised chronograph featuring Maxime Plescia-Buchi’s tattoo design artwork, which lends the watch an edgy, urban vibe at harmony with today’s gritty cities. The visible calibre is the HUB1240, with 72-hour power reserve.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II Ref. 418.CX.1107.RX.MXM22
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II Ref. 418.GX.5207.RX.MXM22

That cool aesthetic is maintained by the Sang Bleu II’s two new ceramic adaptations. Ostensibly they’re the more traditional of the trio as they fit the block colours of previous editions, which include blue, grey and white ceramic, but that’s no bad thing. The green model is an interesting shade somewhere between olive and forest green that makes it stand out well and the black is as stealthy as you’d expect. The black model is limited to 250 pieces and the green 200, both at a price of £22,600.

Price & Specs:

Model: Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II
Reference: 418.MX.1103.RX.MXM22 (Magic Gold), 418.CX.1107.RX.MXM22 (Black Magic), 418.GX.5207.RX.MXM22 (Green Ceramic)
Case/dial: 45mm diameter x 16.50mm height, magic gold, black or green ceramic case, skeletonised matte back or green dial
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: In-house HUB1240.MXM calibre, automatic, 38 jewels, 330 parts, flyback chronograph with column wheel
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 72h (3 days)
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Strap: Black or green rubber
Price/availability: £34,800, limited to 100 pieces (Magic Gold), £22,600, limited to 250 pieces (Black Magic) and £22,600, limited to 200 pieces (Green Ceramic)

More details at Hublot.

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.