Hublot’s Latest Big Bang: A Technicolor Homage to Miami’s Vibrancy

Hublot, the Swiss watchmaking maestro, has just introduced a timepiece that captures the essence of the “electric” city of Miami. Unveiled during Miami’s renowned Art and Design Week, the Big Bang Unico Magic City draws inspiration from the lively and diverse hues that characterize this Floridian metropolis. Every vibrant element, from beach sunsets to street graffiti, is reflected in this captivating timepiece through bold bursts of color.

At the core of this new creation beats Hublot’s in-house Unico HUB128, described as an “open heart” movement. With a striking skeletonized design and a power reserve of 72 hours, this automatic chronograph boasts a double coupling system and a dial-side column wheel. Hublot emphasizes the simplicity in the construction of the 354 components, aiming to enhance reliability and robustness.

The open-worked matte-black dial takes center stage, featuring a captivating ombre sunset motif that gracefully transitions between shades, reminiscent of the transformation from day to night on South Beach. Safeguarded by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, the dial encapsulates the vibrant spirit of Miami.

Encased in a sleek 42 mm black ceramic case, micro-blasted and polished for added luster, the watch exudes a lightweight and hypoallergenic quality. Hublot underscores the material’s ability to adapt to body temperature, ensuring impeccable comfort on the wrist. Furthermore, the timepiece is water resistant up to 100 meters, providing peace of mind for wearers indulging in Miami’s aquatic and sun-soaked pursuits.

Adding the final flourish, the limited edition comes with two distinctive straps: a classic black rubber option and a vivid, multi-color calf leather design that pays homage to the art-deco aesthetic and ’80s new-wave style.

Available in a highly exclusive quantity of 35 examples, the Magic City can be acquired at Hublot’s two Miami boutiques (Miami Design District and Bal Harbour Shops) or online. Priced at $24,700, this timepiece encapsulates the vivacity and style synonymous with Miami. For those seeking a subtler option, Hublot also introduced a gray version of the Big Bang in June, featuring a refined titanium case and a monochrome color scheme