Hublot Unveils First Yellow Sapphire Watch

Hublot Unveils First Yellow Sapphire Watch
Hublot Unveils First Yellow Sapphire Watch

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Video: HUBLOT Yellow Sapphire Spirit of Big Bang Watch (LIMITED TO 100) - Review Hands On 2022, December
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The Hublot brand has never been indifferent to color. Polychrome embroidery, bright prints applied using a special technology, precious colored stones, ceramics in rich shades - all these are not just decorative techniques: behind each aesthetic solution there are many years of development and scientific research.

Hublot's first experiments with sapphire crystal, an absolutely transparent material that is incredibly hard and difficult to handle, dates back to 2016. The following year, large colored sapphire blocks were obtained. Improving the methods of processing this glass, technologists worked in parallel on new shades using oxides of different metals. Today the sapphire palette includes blacks, reds, blues and a new bright yellow. To obtain a dazzling solar tone, copper and aluminum oxide are added, while the sapphire crystal does not lose its physical properties - hardness (9 out of 10 points on the Mohs scale), lightness, transparency.

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The yellow sapphire crystal is used for the first time in watchmaking. The transparent barrel-case Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire houses the skeletonized automatic chronograph caliber HUB4700, based on the Zenith El Primero. The case back and bezel on six titanium screws are made of polished yellow sapphire, the strap of textured transparent yellow rubber also adds sunshine. Hublot's bright yellow mood will go to its first 100 customers. The cost of Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire in Moscow is RUB 7.14 million.>

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