Available now in navy blue, gray, or white, the 42mm-sized chronograph is crafted almost entirely out of ceramic, a material with great durability and scratch-resistance while also boasting hypoallergenic properties. The monochromatic ceramic extends from the case to the bezel, caseback and fully integrated bracelet, creating a timepiece that’s not only three times stronger than steel but also 30 percent lighter.
Housed within the watch is the brand’s new in-house HUB1280 movement, a modified version of the previous HUB1242 that’s thinner, offers an impressive power reserve of 70 hours, and carries four new patented technological innovations, including an oscillating seconds clutch, a chronograph friction system with ball-bearing adjustment, a ratchet retaining system with unidirectional gears, and an index-assembly fine adjustment system.
For those interested, the three new ceramic color options for Hublot’s Big Bang Integral are now available for $23,100 USD each. Learn more over on the watchmaker’s website.
Elsewhere in watches, Timex is bringing back its retro Atlantis Nuptse in Japan.