VIDEO: The Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic collection VIDEO: The Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic collection

VIDEO: The Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic collection

Fergus Nash

The Big Bang Integral seems to exist as a masterclass of materials and design for Hublot, with the brutish yet refined case shape meeting the integrated blocky bracelet to show off as much of their coloured ceramic as possible. Adding to their wide array of available colours come these new versions in an army olive green, a sandy taupe beige, a dreamy sky blue, and a deep ultramarine indigo.

The mix of brushed and polished surfaces shows off the versatility of the ceramic as well as the dynamics of these new colours in different lightings, while the skeletonised dial reveals the HUB1280 UNICO 2 flyback chronograph movement in all its industrial glory.

Ultimately, however, what’s most exciting about these new releases is the sheer vibrancy of the colours.  Hublot has always been at the forefront of exploring new materials and colours. Known for their motto “the art of fusion”, the brand constantly pushes the boundaries in regard to what we all expect a watch to look like – as well as what it is made from. That can translate to a veritable rainbow of fresh hues, from the fire-engine red of the Big Bang Red Magic to the blinding yellow of the Unico Yellow Magic (memorably described by one of our writers here as being like the summer sun lighting up a New York taxi).

Yet creating coloured ceramic is is easier said than done. You need to strike the perfect balance of temperature and pressure enabling the ceramic to be sintered without burning the pigments. Hublot perfected that technique with red ceramic in 2018 and have since utilised the process on a host of fresh models.

More recently, Hublot has begun producing not only cases in brightly coloured ceramic but also bracelets as well as the Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic collection demonstrates with conspicuous aplomb. For more information and footage of these watches, check out our video review.