It’s easy to forget or overlook the magnitude of what Hublot has achieved with their materials innovation — the scale and scope of their sapphire pieces is impressive to say the least, and their use of ceramic is amongst the most interesting in the business (which is no small feat given that every brand and its dog is making the most of the material at the moment).
What really stands out with Hublot’s ceramic watches is their vivid tones. Last year’s Red Magic was one of the real bright spots (literally), with a hue that no other brand has managed to match. And this year’s Blue Magic doubles down on the trick — the 45mm sports chronograph is an outragesouly, awesomely bright blue.
Polished blue ceramic aside, it is business as usual — the open dial, the one-click strap (blue, obvs) and the HUB1242 chronograph movement. This watch is limited to 500 pieces. It’s also a watch that leaves me wondering: what ceramic wonder will Hublot do next?
Hublot Big Bang Unico Blue Magic price and availability
Hublot Big Bang Unico Blue Magic, limited to 500 pieces, $27,000