Hublot Spirit of Big Bang: Tradition and Innovation

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Hublot stand out in the horology world for their vision; according to the Swiss brand, their watches are “a veritable fusion between the traditional and the cutting-edge”. This concept has allowed them to rise above their competitors and become pioneers in the industry. The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang watches we stock at Banks Lyon embody the best of the brand and showcase the attention to detail Hublot pay to every timepiece, as well as a superb use of materials and revolutionary technology.

A Brief History of Hublot                

Founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco, Hublot are a Swiss luxury watchmaker that currently operate as a subsidiary of the LVMH group, having been acquired in April 2008.

Crocco intended to design something unique and different. After three years of research, he finally created his masterpiece, a watch that featured the first natural rubber strap in the history of watchmaking. He called it ‘Hublot’, which means ‘porthole’ in French. This timepiece didn’t generate much attention in its first Basel Watch fair in 1980 but eventually proved to be a success in its first year, generating sales of over $2 million.

This success was mainly due to the original concept of mixing metal with rubber, which soon became hugely popular amongst royalty and celebrities alike. By the 1990s, other watchmakers were also offering rubber straps, further cementing the brand as a pioneer in the industry.

Jean-Claude Biver became Hublot’s CEO in 2004 after having made a name for himself at Omega, Audemars Piguet and Blancpain. Under him, Hublot focused on combining unusual materials like ceramic, carbon and tungsten with more traditional materials found in watchmaking, such as gold, silver and diamonds.

Driven by a passion for innovation, Hublot continue to thrive with watches that are beloved and collected around the world by timekeeping enthusiasts.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Collection

Luxury watchmaker Hublot specialise in blending unconventional innovation with traditional watchmaking, creating collections that push boundaries and set trends. The Spirit of Big Bang is one such collection; with unrivalled identity and precision, each watch in the range offers superb timekeeping whilst simultaneously remaining stylish.

Easily taking you from the boardroom to the bar, the Spirit of Big Bang collection is reliable, fashionable and iconic, offering a distinctive approach to watchmaking with its unique tonneau case and bold design. Combining the best of all Hublot ranges with stunning bespoke internal features, this is a collection made for those who have a passion for luxury horology.

The Big Bang collection was launched in 2005 and became a popular line due to its bold, masculine designs, as well as its superb in-house movements. The Spirit of Big Bang range retains some of the characteristics of its predecessor but adds one-of-a-kind barrel-shaped cases built from materials like titanium and ceramic.

The Spirit of Big Bang also held onto design features such as the H-shaped screws, which are uniquely Hublot. Each timepiece in the collection is sleek, modern and bursting with Hublot spirit.

Spirit of Big Bang Watches at Banks Lyon

Hublot is continuously looking to challenge the status quo by making a memorable impression. The iconic Spirit of Big Bang collection accomplishes this to perfection; it represents Hublot’s will to revolutionise Haute Horlogerie and offers fans of the brand the high performance and ground-breaking design they’ve come to expect from the Swiss watchmaker.

Every timepiece in the range balances elegance, sophistication and practicality and has been created with the wearer in mind. Here are some brilliant examples from the range:

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase Titanium 42mm Watch

The Moonphase Titanium 42mm watch comes with a 42mm satin-finished and polished titanium case and bezel with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The skeleton face allows the wearer to visualise the superb HUB1770 self-winding movement, and it offers big date and moonphase complications.

With a black structured rubber strap and a stainless-steel deployment buckle clasp, this watch is perfect for everyday wear and will last a lifetime. Ideal for the lady or gent who appreciate superior timekeeping, have a flair for fashion and enjoy a life of adventure.

This watch is available for £15,600 at Banks Lyon or from £260 per month at 0% finance.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Ceramic 47.70mm Watch

Big and bold, the Titanium Ceramic 47.70mm watch will help you to make a powerful statement; it’s also ideal for the gentleman who desires an everyday piece that will complement a sophisticated wardrobe. Featuring a skeleton dial with satin-finished Rhodium-plated appliqués and hands with a white luminescent coating, this watch is a stunning companion to a life on-the-go as well, perfectly rising to any occasion.

This Spirit of Big Bang model has been assembled by hand with a meticulous perfection that is exclusively Hublot and is powered by a HUB4700 self-winding chronograph movement with a 50-hour power reserve.

This watch is available for £19,100 at Banks Lyon or from £318.33 per month at 0% finance.

Hublot on 0% Finance

You can find Hublot Spirit of Big Bang watches on finance at Banks Lyon, as we offer flexible purchases that allow everyone to enjoy the vast range of products we stock. Our finance terms are available on all new pieces above £500 for UK customers looking to spread the cost of a purchase.

All applicants must be over 18 years old and approval for pay-monthly finance services are subject to status. We also offer up to 4 years finance with as little as 10% deposit required.

Hublot’s fusion of traditional and pioneering technology and design have allowed them to be a leader in the luxury watch market. With partnerships and ambassadors across a wide range of sports – and a presence in many global events like the FIFA World Cup – it’s not difficult to see why Hublot remain a popular brand, sought-after by both ladies and gents everywhere.

We’re proud to stock such a renowned brand at our Lancaster and Kendal stores, where you can also find a vast selection of other luxury watches.