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New For 2021 Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic Watches

Last year around now, aBlogtoWatch debuted the Hublot Big Bang Integral watches here. This was the first Big Bang product with a truly integrated bracelet (meaning that the bracelet seamlessly integrates with the design of the case) — though, of course, it isn’t the first Big Bang watch to come on a bracelet. Last year’s look at the Hublot Big Bang Integral focused on the all-titanium version, but a black ceramic (as well as 18k King gold) version of the Big Bang Integral was also released. For early 2021, Hublot debuts three new version of the Big Bang Integral in new ceramic colors. Those colors include white, gray, and blue ceramic.
It was probably Chanel that proved to the world that ceramic watches on ceramic bracelets are a very good idea. Even though the Paris-based brand’s J12 timepiece family did not introduce ceramic watches or those on ceramic bracelets, it proved the long-term durability and fashionably utility of “high-tech” ceramic as a luxury timepiece material of choic..

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Hublot Big Bang Unico Integral: Big News For The Big Bang

Can the introduction of an integrated bracelet for a watch ever be big news? It is when it concerns a timepiece that quite literally was a ‘Big Bang’ in the world of watches. Fifteen ago, Hublot launched the Art of Fusion at Baselworld with the Big Bang, a watch that has become in no-time an icon in its own right. It propelled the then niche brand to the forefront of luxury watchmaking. A key element has always been the rubber strap, which has been the signature of Hublot ever since its founding.

This doesn’t mean that Hublot never offered its watches on a bracelet, but to have an integrated one on their signature model is quite a thing. While Hublot’s straps are a benchmark in the industry, some clients prefer a bracelet instead. At this tier of the watch market, bracelets are a thing, with so many excellently constructed signature designs out there. Yet where the bar is set high, Hublot likes to raise it.

They met this challenge, not by a complex design but instead going back to ba..

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Hublot Big Bang Integral Ups The Bracelet Game

HomeHot TakeHublot Big Bang Integral Ups The Bracelet Game Hot TakeHublotHublot Big Bang Integral Ups The Bracelet Game The first integrated bracelet for the Big Bang by Ben HodgesJanuary 27, 2020 MIN READHublot Big Bang Integral Ups The Bracelet GameLaunched only 15 years ago in 2005, the Hublot Big Bang has since had a tremendous impact on the Swiss watch industry. Now, for the first time, the Big Bang is paired with an integrated bracelet in 3 different materials.
Start by Breaking the RulesAround the 1980s, the Swiss were still coming to terms with a luxury sports watch in steel. Not to be outdone, Hublot ruffled more feathers with a gold watch on a rubber strap. What was once a real novelty for the industry, seems fairly commonplace now. But 40 years ago, there was a level of uncertainty for the future of Swiss luxury timepieces. Hublot, a relative newcomer, set-out to shatter centuries-old traditions. More established brands eventually adopted this luxury/utility dichotomy, espec..

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Hands-On: Hublot Big Bang Integral 42mm Watch With New Integrated Bracelet

Fifteen years after the introduction of the Big Bang, Hublot just introduced the Big Bang Integral, which adds an integrated bracelet model to the collection. The Integral debuts in three variations: Titanium, as seen in this article; King Gold; and an all-black ceramic. Though the Big Bang so far hasn’t exclusively come on a strap (see this bracelet model from a few years back), we are living in the era of integrated bracelet proliferation. In fact, I’m pretty surprised it took this long for Hublot to pull a “reverse-Offshore” with the Big Bang. Fortunately, Hublot didn’t only add an integrated bracelet to the 42mm Big Bang case (arguably the most wearable one, by the way), but they also refreshed and redesigned the case.

The good? The result is a good-looking and reasonably sized watch from a collection that has long eluded a substantial group of luxury sport-watch buyers.
The bad? Expect sticker shock. The titanium model you see in this article is the most affordable of the thr..