Look more closely, the two watches in this article are different. Though seriously - while they are cool looking -you'd think that Hublot might have wanted to make them look just a tad bit more different. The major difference of course is the case. One is in a Big Bang case, and the other is in a King Power case - though you'll agree that at a cursory glance they look almost too much alike. One of the reasons for the similarities is the fact that they are both "Aero" watches. These are usually skeletonized chronographs. Thus, the names of these watches are the Hublot Aero Hang Bal Harbour and the Hublot King Power Aero All Black Bal Harbour. Got that?
Each will be limited to just 25 pieces and will be available at Hublot's Bal Harbour boutique (not sure whether that is an exclusive or not). The boutique there is brand new. Bal Harbour is a high-end mall in Miami Beach that is seemingly filled with watch stores! Well not just watch stores, but the place certainly has a lot of watch stores. If you are a watch lover and live in or visiting Miami, you should wear your best clothes, and go check it out.
The color scheme of the watches remind me a lot of the Bell & Ross BR Heritage watches - that also features black cases and dial with tan straps. The "Bal Harbour" printed straps also remind me of those on the Bell & Ross BR01 Heritage model. Instead of going for a "aged look" these Hublot watches are attempting to recall the look of sand. Working with Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, the boutique is located just minutes from the shore, and Hublot hopes customers will feel a connection to the sand colored straps while shopping in the area. At least that is the idea. The khaki-esque color continues to the hands and hour markers on the dial, as well as elements in the case. You have to admit the watches have a retro military feel to them.
The watches each have Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movements that have been skeletonized in-house by Hublot. While the movements are each skeletonized, the designs are each a bit different. You can see Hublot's handiwork when skeletonizing 7750's in my article on the Hublot King Power Monza here.
The Big Bang (Aero Bang) model is 44mm wide while the King Power model is 48mm wide. The cases are a combo of black ceramic, composite resin, titanium, and rubber. Pretty much the rest of the watch you should already be familiar with if you've looked into Aero Bangs or King Power chronographs in the past. Each of these two limited edition watches for Bal Harbour will be limited to just 25 pieces each. Not sure about price, but they will be over $20,000 each. hublot.com