To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of its now iconic Big Bang model in 2005, fake Hublot introduced a range of new and special Big Bang watches at the recent LVMH Watch Week in Dubai. Among them were the Big Bang Integral, the first Big Bang with replica watches an integral metal bracelet fused with its case; Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic, a new colorful ceramic watch with a 14-day power reserve; and the watch we will focus on today: the new Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10. The Meca-10 movement was first seen in the original Big Bang Meca-10 model, and well known for its 10-day power reserve, achieved through the energy that stored in two large barrels. For this latest model, the movement required reworking to fit the barrel shape of the Spirit of Big Bang – a line extension introduced in 2014 – rather than the traditional round case shape of the original Big Bang. The ultimate goal was a “hybrid” design that would unite this round internal movement with the Spirit collection's unconventional tonneau-shaped case dimensions.
The overall design of the watch is very similar to that of the original Spirit of Big Bang models, with a 45mm, barrel-shaped case with six H-shaped screws securing the bezel and two additional screws securing the strap at either end to lugs, as well as a bulky crown with guard (and the crown guard motif repeated on the opposite side of the case). The face of the watch is distinctly different from the original model, however, with the specially developed and skeletonized Meca-10 movement making up the bulk of the visual impression. The face has two broad sword hands for the hour and minute, which match the applied hour markers on the outer edge of the dial. At 3 o'clock is a power reserve display, and at 9 o'clock a skeletal seconds subdial.
The new Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 will be released in three different versions: a hublot replica titanium edition, which costs $23,100, a "King Gold" version, made in the brand's proprietary alloy of gold and platinum, for $44,100 and a The “Black Magic” edition, produced in black ceramic, for $27,300. Each of the models will be available on a sporty rubber strap.