LVMH WATCH WEEK: Hublot 2022 novelties overview LVMH WATCH WEEK: Hublot 2022 novelties overview

LVMH WATCH WEEK: Hublot 2022 novelties overview

Zach Blass

Editor’s Note: We get that this LVMH Watch Week there is a ton of ground to cover, with four brands all releasing a range of novelties to kick off the year. So, for your convenience, we’re offering a quick overview of each brand’s new novelties – touching on each new reference or collection and their headlining points. Stay tuned throughout the week for deeper coverage, some of which will include live pics and our hands-on perspective. But for now let’s run through each of the new watches – here are the Hublot 2022 novelties of LVMH Watch Week.

Big Bang Integral Time Only

With Hublot, often the most intimidating barrier for me was the larger sizing their references are typically produced in. With the new Hublot Big Bang Integral Time Only collection, all my personal sizing worries are assuaged thanks to their approachable 40mm diameters. The name is a tad misleading, as there are date complications on each dial, so they perhaps should have named the collection “Big Bang Integral Time and Date” – but let’s not get too fussy here. Really the “time only” signals the fact these references do not have the chronograph complication of the Big Bang Integral. Either way, this is a great opportunity for fans of more approachable diameters to get in on the Big Bang Integral fun we have seen with previous models. There are three options to choose from: titanium, 18k yellow gold or a limited 250-piece run of black ceramic. Each of the watches are powered by a MHUB1710 movement, Hublot’s take on the Zenith Elite 670 calibre, offering a solid 50 hours of power reserve. Stay tuned for our hands-on coverage of the watches coming soon.

Case Material Titanium, Yellow Gold, Black Ceramic
Diameter 40mm
Thickness 9.25mm
Water-Resistance 100m
Dial Openworked, Sapphire Crystal
Strap Bracelet
Movement MHUB1710
Power Reserve 50 hours
Price $17,800 USD (Titanium), $19,900 USD (All Black, Limited Edition 250 pcs.), $49,400 USD (Yellow Gold)


Yellow Gold Collection

Hublot 2022 Novelties

When Hublot was born in 1980, they were the first luxury watches to be outfitted on rubber straps –  previously considered too casual for top-tier timepieces. In this way, Hublot redefined what it meant to be a luxury watch and paved the way for brands like Patek Philippe to introduce the Aquanaut and Richard Mille’s wrist-bound racing machines. The daring combination of a rubber strap against the precious yellow gold was highly innovative for its time. Recently, the brand has strayed away from their relationship with yellow gold, opting to use their own proprietary blends such as King Gold or Magic Gold. But through the new Yellow Gold Collection, along with the Big Bang Integral Time Only, Hublot pays homage to their roots, and love for yellow gold, through four new references of the Big Bang Unico, Big Bang Integral, Classic Fusion Chronograph and Spirit of Big Bang watches. The specifications you normally expect from each model remain the same and we’ll dig deeper in our upcoming coverage of the collection. But the headline here is: yellow gold is back (baby).

Pricing and detailed specifications to follow in coverage coming soon.

Big Bang Sang Bleu II

Hublot 2022 Novelties

Hublot once again partners with Maxine Plescia-Buchi to continue the saga of Sang Bleu watches, with three new iterations of the Big Bang Sang Bleu II. To mark their seventh year of collaboration, Buchi chose to apply his design flair to two of Hublot’s highly scratch-resistant materials: Magic Gold and black and green ceramic. Each of the three watches are limited editions with a total of 450 pieces to be made across each model, and each present highly faceted forms of Hublot’s innovative materials – as well as the sapphire crystals that cover the ink-inspired dials. Our hands-on coverage of these three striking watches is coming soon.

Case Material Polished Magic Gold, Satin/Polished Black Ceramic, Satin/Polished Black Ceramic
Diameter 45mm
Thickness 16.5mm
Water-Resistance 100m
Dial Matte Black and Matte Green Skeleton
Strap Black, Green Rubber Strap and Black Ceramic Deployant Clasp
Movement HUB1240.MXM
Power Reserve 72 hours
Complications Time, Date, Column-Wheel Flyback Chronograph
Price 27,300 USD (Black Ceramic, Limited Edition 250 pcs.), 27,300 USD (Green Ceramic, Limited Edition 200 pcs.), $42,000 USD (Magic Gold, Limited Edition 100 pcs.)


Big Bang Unico Golf Orange Carbon

Hublot 2022 Novelties

Complications are where watch manufacturers display their technical prowess. Adding traditional functionalities such as perpetual calendars or Rattrapante chronographs are, well… complicated to manufacture. But Hublot is anything but traditional, developing pioneering materials through their “art of fusion” philosophy as well as some out-of-the-box complications you will not find anywhere else. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf, previously introduced in green carbon as a limited edition, presented an interesting timepiece for golfers worldwide – giving those hitting the green a mechanical means of tracking the hole, number of shots, and total score on the dial. This time around the Big Bang Unico golf is back, but in a vibrant orange carbon case. It’s a limited edition like its predecessor, so don’t hesitate too long if it tickles your fancy.

Case Material Carbon Fiber & Upper Layer Orange Texalium
Diameter 45mm
Thickness 18.2mm
Water-Resistance 100m
Dial Matte Black Skeleton
Strap Black Rubber with Carbon Fiber Texture Décor and Orange Calf Leather Strap. Black Ceramic and Black-plated Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp. Additional Orange Fabric with Velcro Black-Plated Aluminium Buckle
Movement MHUB1580
Power Reserve 72 hours
Complications Time, Date, Golf Hole, Shot, and Total indicators
Price $32,500 USD (Limited Edition 100 pcs.)


Big Bang One Click 33mm

Hublot continues to display their range, and wrist-compatibility with an expanded Big Bang One Click 33mm collection. Aptly named after the interchangeable strap system it boasts, the One Click 33mm offers incredible versatility through a plethora of strap option to accessorise both steel and King Gold references with varying degrees of diamonds. With either black or white dials, the 12 strap options are all highly compatible with the dial tones and whichever one watch you pick can feel like owning multiple – each easy strap swap a rejuvenation of its aesthetic. These new straps are also available for the One Click 39mm and 42mm models as well.

Case Material Steel, King Gold
Diameter 33mm
Thickness 10.55mm
Water-Resistance 100m
Dial Black or White
Strap Structured Lined Rubber Straps, Deployant Clasps
Movement MHUB1120
Power Reserve 40 hours
Complications Time, Date
Price (Steel) $13,600 USD (Diamonds), $19,900 USD (Pave), $32,500 USD (Full Pave)
Price (King Gold) $24,100 USD (Diamonds), $30,400 USD (Pave), $43,100 USD (Full Pave)