Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 18K King Gold. Hands-on with the Newest Addition to the Big Bang MECA-10 Family.

First released at Baselworld 2016, this year at Baselworld 2017, Hublot added two new iterations of the Big Bang MECA-10 which is now also available in Magic Gold and in King Gold. Fitted with a 10-day power reserve and a brand new in-house movement that took two years to fully develop from start to end, this Watch Replica features an atypical architecture with meccano-type design and also available in micro-blasted titanium and in an ‘All Black’ limited edition of 500 pieces in polished and micro-blasted black ceramic. The case diameter remains at 45 mm for the new MECA-10 in Magic Gold or in King Gold and the new Watches Replica Replica are fitted with the same type of strap as its predecessors.


The Dial & Case

An innovative construction with an openworked dial revealing the detailed mechanics of the movement rounds out the skeletonized look of this Watch Replica This familiar and atypical design is constructed to create an audacious and original mechanical overlap of its power reserve. The 10-day power reserve indicator located at 6 o’clock is an important eye-catching element int he design of the dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock.

The movement is fitted with two parallel barrels with a power reserve indicator using a rack system. At 12 o’clock, two racks slide on a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system. The 10-day power reserve has a dual display. At 3 o’clock, an opening gradually reveals a red spot during the last 2 days of the movement’s charge. At 6 o’clock, a crown gear marked from 0 to 10 indicates the remaining days of the power reserve. Perfecting this Meccano style, the regulating organ is visible beneath the dial at 7 o’clock.


The Movement

This new in-house movement is fully visible via the display case back. The manual wound Hublot in-house calibre HUB1201 is composed of 223 parts, 24 jewels, three blackened bridges and provides a power reserve of 10 full days when fully wound. The Watch Replica is water resistant to a 100 meters and supplied with a structured ribbed black rubber strap with titanium or black treated titanium folding buckle.


On the Wrist & Price

On the wrist, the Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 in 18K King Gold or Full Magic Gold wears true to its size and with great wrist presence. For those in love with openworked dials, the new Big Bang MECA-10 brings a great dial layout with uncompromised unobstructed visibility.

Sticker Price $34,600 USD for Full Magic Gold and $39,900 for 18K King Gold. For more info on Hublot click here.

Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chrono. Hands-on with the Watches Replica Replica that Celebrates Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary.

To celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, Hublot has released the Techframi Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph, a Watch Replica conceived with the same approach used for designing a car at the Ferrari Design Centre and integrating Hublot’s Watch Replicamaking expertise, the Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph opens a new chapter in the partnership that unites Hublot and Ferrari. Available in three versions —18K King Gold, PEEK Carbon like the one we are reviewing here and in Titanium — produced in a limited edition of 70 pieces for each version. Impressive from a design standpoint and from an horological point of view, the new Techframe Ferrari is an ultra sporty Watch Replica that looks less like a Hublot and more like a component or accesory within the cockpit of a Formula One machine. With its bright red chronograph activating lever and its skeletonized case construction, this new timepiece screams car racing all the way.
 


The Dial

Featuring a sapphire crystal dial with matte black varnish flange and matte black varnish block for the chronograph counters, the tourbillon takes the center stage at 6 o’clock with a discreet running seconds subdial at 4 o’clock. Something quite interesting about the design of this Watch Replica is the fact that the Ferrari logo is much more prominent than the Hublot logo which takes a secondary role and a less important place within the layout of the dial —to the untrained eye, this might as well just look like one of those cheap Ferrari Watches Replica Replica out there where the Ferrari logo and its ‘Cavalino Rampante’ is all that one can notice on their dials. Designed by Ferrari, crafted by Hublot. This is the principle that prevailed for the design and perfecting of the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph. A team effort that began with Ferrari in Maranello and ended in Nyon with Hublot but where Ferrari seems to be taken the longer end of the stick.

The flying tourbillon located at six o’clock features operational stability of a tourbillon with two pivot points. This double advantage is made possible by a sapphire crystal, which is practically invisible, placed above the cage that rotates once a minute and holds the upper part of the tourbillon using a bridge.

A matte black varnish block designed by Ferrari is affixed to the sapphire crystal dial to hold a racing-inspired twin half-second counter at 3 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 11 o’clock and the column wheel fully visible on the dial side at 1 o’clock. The satin finished rhodium treated hands are partially skeletonized and they all feature superluminova inserts.


The Case & Chronograph Lever

This new line in Hublot’s collections is intended to offer a Watch Replica that is deeply rooted in Ferrari’s DNA—combining strength, performance and agility—while being produced and perfected by the Hublot manufacture. A perfect fusion of the automotive and Watch Replicamaking worlds. Created and designed by Ferrari, under the leadership of Head of Design Flavio Manzoni, the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is like one of the super cars produced in Maranello. The starting point for the designers was the Hublot movement —the “engine” of the Watch Replica— around which they freely designed a high performance chassis. Like that of a Ferrari, its lattice structure —that is unique in the world of Watch Replicamaking— offers maximum strength for minimal weight. On our scale, the Watch Replica showed a total weight of only 89.5 grams.  

The case features a chassis-type construction with a modular construction consisting of three main components —skeleton middle, container, and back cover. Measuring 45 mm in diameter and 14.80 mm in thickness the case is made of unidirectional PEEK Carbon and equipped with a micro-blasted PEEK Carbon case back. PEEK which stands for ‘Polyether Ether Ketone’ Carbon is a multi-layer hypo-allergenic material completely made from particularly long carbon fibers that are layered up in a mold in order to obtain its unique sheen and appearance. PEEK carbon is extremely light, durable and reliable and quite similar in appearance to the NTPT carbon utilized by Richard Mille or the forged carbon utilized by Linde Werdelin. The Watch Replica is water resistant to 30 meters but the lever shouldn’t be operated underwater to guarantee the water resistance.

The crown at 4 o’clock raised by a black PVD Titanium insert decorated with the famous Cavalino Rampante —’Prancing Horse’— reduces the size of the Watch Replica to the greatest possible extent, and increases its aerodynamic look.

Finally, a Ferrari red anodized aluminum lever is strategically placed above the crown to facilitate its use—even when driving—and to make the overall design of the Watch Replica much more ergonomic. This red lever activates, stops and resets the chronograph like a monopusher would.


The Strap and its Holding System

In order to facilitate the strap change, the case features a strap holding system with an innovative two lateral push-button system. The strap holding system support block is made of titanium and micro-blasted finished in the signature P485 Ferrari red. These two lateral push-buttons make it easy to change the strap, whilst offering maximum security.

The new Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is equipped with an interchangeable black rubber strap that is very soft and malleable almost like silicon. The strap is fastened by a folding clasp in black PVD Titanium with Hublot logo filled with glossy black lacquer.


The Movement

Under the hood of the new Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chrono there is a full in-houseTourbillon Chronograph movement designed and developed by Hublot. This new manual wound calibre HUB6311 composed of 253 components provides a 5-day power reserve while beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph. A monopusher chronograph and a flying tourbillon are two complications that intertwine in this exceptional movement that is ruthenium anthracite treated and exquisitely finished. Visible via the display case back featuring a white ’70’ next to the ‘Cavalino Rampante’, the movement is one of the nicest movements ever designed by Hublot and with a very unique architecture.


On the Wrist & Price

On the wrist, the new Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is by far the nicest Hublot ever released and a Watch Replica that wears light and true to its size. A masterpiece of horology and modern design that epitomizes the essence of Ferrari and the racing nature of the horse from Maranello.

While the other two versions of this Watch Replica are also very nice, without a doubt our favorite is the PEEK Carbon model. Big kudos to Hublot for releasing this new Watch Replica that is one of our all time favorites and a one of the stars at Baselworld 2017. The new Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is available in a limited edition of 70 pieces for each model.

Sticker Price $137,000 USD for PEEK Carbon, $158,000 USD for 18K King Gold and $127,000 USD for Titanium. For more info on Hublot click here.

High Quality Watches Replica Collecting Lifestyle x Hublot

Nothing beats an evening at the penthouse of The Joule Hotel here in Dallas surrounded by an exclusive group of Watch Replica collectors, the team at the Hublot Dallas Boutique, Rick De La Croix —Hublot’s President for Latin America—, amazing Watches Replica Replica and us. Last Thursday evening August 18th, we gathered at this exclusive setting, to host a ‘Watch Collectors Night’ and a special viewing of all the Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties in partnership with our friends from Hublot. In what we can only describe as a memorable evening, Watch Replica collectors were able to see and play with pretty much almost all the Hublot novelties released earlier this year —with the exception of the MECA-10 reviewed here— as well as some other special Watches Replica Replica from the brand, including the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire we reviewed here.

Along with these Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties, other special pieces —like the Hublot Classic Fusion VanDutch and the Dallas Cowboys collection, just to name a few— were also available during our Watch Replica collectors night. And for those of you already wondering if we served any Negronis, yes we did. At the end of the day, a Watch Replica collectors night without our usual Negronis is like perusing a Watch Replica with no mechanical movement inside. As the Negronis flowed through the night, so did the champagne flutes, the signature cocktails, the decadent hors d’oeuvres and some tasty macarons almost as good as those from Ladurée.

As promised last Friday, here’s our Video recap of the special Collectors Night with hosted with Hublot last week. If you like the video, please drop us a line and let us know if you would like to see more of this type of content here at WCL. We will be beefing up our video library in the upcoming weeks.

Special thanks to everyone that was able to join us —even with the rainy weather— and to the team at Hublot that made this partnered event such a huge success. All in all, a perfectly orchestrated evening with Hublot and the Hublot Dallas Boutique.

A High Quality Watches Replica Replica Collecting Lifestyle Collectors Night with Hublot in Dallas

Yesterday evening, we gathered at this exclusive setting, to host a ‘Watch Collectors Night’ and a special viewing of all the Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties in partnership with our friends from Hublot. In what we can only describe as a memorable evening, Watch Replica collectors were able to see and play with pretty much almost all the Hublot novelties released earlier this year —with the exception of the MECA-10 reviewed here— as well as some other special Watches Replica Replica from the brand, including the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire we reviewed here.Nothing beats an evening at the penthouse of The Joule Hotel here in Dallas surrounded by an exclusive group of Watch Replica collectors, the team at the Hublot Dallas Boutique, Rick De La Croix —Hublot’s President for Latin America—, amazing Watches Replica Replica and us.

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To make things even better, Hublot made sure that the Classic Fusion Berluti Watches Replica Replica were properly displayed next to the legendary Berluti shoes that served as their inspiration, along with the special presentation box that comes with these exclusive limited edition timepieces.While the downtown views from the two terraces at the penthouse were quite captivating, the array of Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties were even more impressive with a lineup that included: the new Big Bang Unico Sapphire and Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black reviewed here, the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto and the Classic Fusion Berluti All Black reviewed here, and the Big Bang Unico Italia Independent ‘Camouflage’ reviewed here.

Along with these Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties, other special pieces —like the Hublot Classic Fusion VanDutch and the Dallas Cowboys collection, just to name a few— were also available during our Watch Replica collectors night. And for those of you already wondering if we served any Negronis, yes we did. At the end of the day, a Watch Replica collectors night without our usual Negronis is like perusing a Watch Replica with no mechanical movement inside. As the Negronis flowed through the night, so did the champagne flutes, the signature cocktails, the decadent hors d’oeuvres and some tasty macarons almost as good as those from Ladurée.

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After a few greetings, introductions and remarks, we all gathered around the Watches Replica Replica to enjoy what in the first place had brought us together. While a nice setting, good drinks and delicious food are always key in having a good time, the love and passion for horology is what keeps us going and feeds our soul. As all Watch Replica collectors enjoyed perusing —for the very first time in person— the Hublot Baselworld 2016 novelties that were available for the night, the majority of us spent extra time looking at the two stars of the night: the $595,000 USD Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire and the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire.

And just as if all of what we’ve described above —as far as the experience goes— wasn’t exciting enough, there’s one last touch that made this Watch Replica collectors night even more memorable. Seeing a Watch Replica collector purchase on the spot that very special Watch Replica he had been eyeing for hours at our event, was simply priceless. Especially, when the Hublot on his wrist, was already a very special Watch Replica that was a unique one-off custom timepiece and that we have below.

Well, I guess when you can’t leave that one Watch Replica behind at an event, you just have to buy it. Congrats to our good friend, whom today is enjoying that favorite of ours from Baselworld 2016, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Italia Independent Camo in green, such a crazy awesome piece.

Special thanks to everyone that was able to join us —even with the rainy weather— and to the team at Hublot that made this partnered event such a huge success. All in all, a perfectly orchestrated evening with Hublot and the Hublot Dallas Boutique.

Stay tuned for the video recap that will go up on the site in the next few days.

For more info on Hublot click here and for the Hublot Dallas Boutique here.

High Quality Replica Watch: Hublot Big Bang Unico Gold

Hublot Big Bang Usain Bolt - Unico Yellow Gold - 45mm - Perpetuelle

 The raw and unbridled display of human speed in these events always leaves me awestruck.  In recent years, these events have been even more fun to Watch Replica thanks to Usain Bolt of Jamaica. Of all the Olympic events I enjoy Watch Replica ing (and I do enjoy Watch Replica ing MANY of them), the men’s 100m and 200m sprints are perhaps my favorite.  A dynamic human as well as sprinter, Bolt currently holds world records in both the 100m (9.58 seconds) and the 200m (19.19s).  Both achieved in a dominating fashion I might add (see Usain Bolt World Record highlight reel below).  Never short on swagger, Bolt also makes for what I would consider an ideal Ambassador for Hublot, a brand which itself has no shortage of bravado.

Bolt’s electric smile and crowd-playing, camera-friendly style often makes for a good show.  I’m hoping its a huge day for Usain Bolt and perhaps even a new world record or two.  Win or lose, I’m looking forward to the 100m and 200m event finals on Sunday.

High Quality Replica Watch Hands-on : Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire

 

Next time you have the opportunity to see one of the Hublot MP or Key of Time creations in person, you’ll understand much better the real strength behind this brand, especially when it comes to Watches Replica Replica with full sapphire crystal cases. While Hublot is not the first brand to incursion in the making of sapphire crystal Watch Replica cases, they are one that has been quite active lately, more so than Richard MillLast week we brought you our hands-on review of the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari King Gold here. Since this Watch Replica is pretty much the exact same Watch Replica but with a fully polished sapphire crystal case, we’ll keep the information relatively identical with some tweaks here and there. e. Released at the beginning of 2016, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire set the road for the release of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire and the Big Bang Unico Sapphire ‘All Black’ during Baselworld 2016. You can read our review of those two new pieces right here. But now, let’s continue with our hands-on review of this fascinating timepiece which is now our favorite MP-05 LaFerrari right after the ‘All Black’ one.

 

 

The Case

The case of the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire is extremely solid and not as ‘fragile’ as one would think, considering its crystal case construction. Fitted with a very unique case design inspired by the shape of a Ferrari engine inside the Ferrari LaFerrari, this particular Watch Replica is now available in a clear fully polished sapphire crystal case. While Hublot has not provided any specifics regarding the thickness of the crystal utilized on the case, we are confident that is sturdy enough to not shatter at the first drop on a semi-hard surface. Unfortunately, we clearly couldn’t put it to the test. The case measures approximately 52 mm long x 48 mm wide and 16 mm thick.

 

On what would be the 12 o’clock position on any conventional timepiece, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari features a wrench fitting that is utilized to wind the Watch Replica —below you will find more detailed information on how to wind the Watch Replica and how to set the time. On top of that area, the case features a black Ferrari ‘Cavallino Rampante’. Its curves and multi-layer construction are finished with a perfect fully polished transparent look.

 

 

The Dial

Perhaps the most intriguing part of the Hublot LaFerrari is how one tells time and what the fully skeletonized dial —actually the back of the movement— is really about.

 

Fitted with a suspended vertical tourbillon at what would be the 6 o’clock position, the Hublot LaFerrari indicates the hours and minutes via two engraved clear sapphire crystal cylinders with white numerals and red accents displaying the hours and minutes in increments of five on the right side of the dial. If we look at the picture below, the Watch Replica shows that the time is 10:00.

 

Additionally, there is a power reserve indicator also comprised of two engraved clear sapphire crystal cylinders with white numerals and red accents located on the left side of the dial. Looking at the picture below, the power reserve reads approximately 38 days. The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire can be fully wound to provide a power reserve of at least 50 days —1200 hours.

 

 

Lastly, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire is fitted with a suspended vertical tourbillon. The seconds are indicated thanks to a black indicator ring that rotates along with the vertical tourbillon carriage and that is located right below the ‘Hublot’ inscription on the dial side.

 

 

 

The Movement

Fully visible from any angle thanks to its clear sapphire crystal case construction, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire is powered by an impressive manual wound calibre with suspended vertical tourbillon and 11-series coupled barrels. The movement, is not only capable of boasting the longest power reserve for a wristwatch in the industry at 50 days —1,200 hours—, but it is also a remarkable example of ‘haute horlogerie’ and a real treat for the eyes.

 

Winding & Setting the Time

Considering its impressive 50-day power reserve, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire requires a set of special tools to ease the winding of its movement and to properly set the time as there is no pull-out crown. These special tools comprise, a small power drill —referred to by Hublot as a pistol— and a hand key ring with two different bits.

To set the time, the wearer needs to remove the bit located on the right side of the key ring, then turn the Watch Replica over and place the time setting bit on the crown —black round part with five perforations— located on the bottom left corner of the display case back. Then, the crown needs to be turned clockwise until the time is set to the desired time. Whenever setting the time, the wearer needs to compensate for the movement’s gear play of 2 minutes which is the time it takes for the minute cylinder to rotate towards the dial side. Therefore, when setting the time, one needs to set the time on the case back two minutes ahead of the desired time.

To wind the Watch Replica, the wearer can use either the hand key ring tool for a minimal power reserve adjustment or the power drill/pistol —rechargeable via USB— when the 50-day power reserve has been fully depleted. To wind the Watch Replica using the drill/pistol, all one needs to do, is insert the smallest bit on the drill inside the wrench opening at 12 o’clock and press the trigger on the pistol. After pressing the trigger for a few minutes, the power reserve indicator on the left side of the dial will read 50 days. To avoid any damage to the mechanism, the drill spins at a very low torque speed.

The Strap

In order to match the racing nature of the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire, the Watch Replica is fitted with an integrated semi-transparent rubber strap with deployant folding clasp in polished sapphire crystal and microblasted black-plated titanium. The strap is fully integrated to the case on both sides, and secured by hex screws on the front of the case right below the tourbillon opening for the 6 o’clock side and on the case back for the 12 o’clock side. The strap is very malleable and extremely comfortable. Ideally, we wish the strap had been more transparent matching the clarity of the case.

 

On the Wrist

On the wrist, the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire wears extremely big and quite impressive. For sure, this is a stunning Watch Replica where nothing hides inside the case and where transparency is the name of the game. With unparalleled wrist presence, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire is definitely a huge conversation starter anywhere you go and a Watch Replica that only a few will get to own —talk about an exclusive timepiece.

 

Replica Hublot bets on Floyd Mayweather

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe with 10-time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe with 10-time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather

We are in 2015, yet there are many to call the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao the fight of the century. We will see how this match will go down, for sure it captured the imagination of many. There is no media outlet that would not cower it, from financial news behemoths to highly respected newspapers and now even cheap replica Watch blogs.

Hublot placed its bets on 10-time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather by hosting a press gathering to announce their sponsorship of the future Hall of Famer for his highly anticipated match-up tonight.

Hublot King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds Ref. 703.OX.0218.HR.0918.WBC15

Hublot King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds Ref. 703.OX.0218.HR.0918.WBC15

On this occasion Mayweather, the undefeated champion, was presented with nothing less than King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds. In case you’re wondering, that is a 48 mm gold beast, covered with 248 diamonds for 2.04cts and a King Gold bezel set with 48 baguettes-cut Tsavorites.

Hublot’s relationship with the World Boxing Council began in 2012 when the Swiss brand combined its unapologetic replica Watchmaking style with the world of hard punches. This synergy resulted in the creation of 12 unique replica Watches Replica, dedicated and signed by twelve legendary boxers. These timepieces were auctioned and raised over $1 million for the charitable initiatives of the World Boxing Council, including the beginning of the retired boxer’s pension and emergency fund in over 40 countries around the world.

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