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Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition Watch

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Everyone knows Hublot loves collaborations and their latest project is the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition series. These two watches will be the latest additions to the company’s “Hublot Loves Art” collection. Unless you are a big streetwear nerd, you might be scratching your head at the name Shepard Fairey. However, there’s a good chance that you have seen his work. Remember the Barack Obama “Hope” poster? That was him. He is also the founder of the OBEY streetwear clothing company.

The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10, in case you have forgotten, is basically a Big Bang but with a hand-wound movement and we went into more detail about it here. Despite being hand-wound, the Big Bang Meca-10 retains its automatic siblings’ hefty dimensions. The Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition measures 45mm across and 15.95mm thick. If wrist presence is one of your priorities in a watch, fear not.

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition watches are unique in that they have cases made out of Texalium. First seen in the Big Bang Unico Italia Independent, Texalium is a special type of carbon fiber infused with aluminum. Its unique construction allows Hublot to create carbon fiber cases of various hues and even patterns, which is exactly what they have done here. Available in two colors, the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition comes in blue and grey Texalium cases with tribal-like patterns in them. To complement the case, the watches will come with matching blue or grey calf leather and rubber straps with embossed designs by Fairey. The straps can be easily changed out using Hublot’s patented “one-click” strap changing system. The case has a water resistance rating of 100m.

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Both watches have skeletonized dials with Fairey’s signature ‘Star Gear’ logo at three o’clock being the most prominent feature. The Star Gear turns as the mainspring unwinds and reveals a red dot when the movement is almost out of energy. Complementing this at 6 o’clock is the rather unusual power reserve indicator, which consists of a turning wheel and a red aperture that shows the remaining power reserve in days. At 7 o’clock, you have the balance spring. Since we are on the topic of power reserve, now might be a good time to talk a little about the movement. The movement within is the in-house hand-wound HUB1201. It beats at 3Hz and has a power reserve of 10 days. It is also visible through the sapphire display caseback.

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Like most of Hublot’s other models, the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition watches have bold designs that I think one would either love or hate. I can’t say that I’m overly fond of these new additions, but I do appreciate the interesting use of Texalium for the case. Looking at the press photos, the effect of the Texalium case looks stunning and makes it stand out from the rest of Hublot’s other carbon fiber watches. The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition is limited to 100 pieces each in grey and blue, and is priced at $28,300. hublot.com

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  • Mikita

    Oh, boy. This looks like a $30k kid’s vomit.

    • Sheez Gagoo

      I never paid for kids vomit. You can get it for free when you give them to much candy and then visit a amusement park.

  • IanE

    Well, Hublot may love art – but the feeling is clearly not reciprocal.

  • I swear i though it was a new G shock G steel

    • Mikita

      Hublot vs G-Shock 0:1.

  • Horum Positivium

    I wonder how many of these Hublot expects to sell.

    $28,300 is a lot of money, and no-one in their right mind would spend this much cash to make this their only watch. Presumably Hublot gives a few samples away to some of their captive army of media-whores (aka ‘influencers’), and keeps a couple set aside for that gurning cheese-eating clown Biver to wear in the inevitable naff publicity photo, but what about the rest? What happens to them?

    Do the Abramovichs of this world just buy endless Hublots for loose change and stick them in a drawer somewhere? Because you’ll never see anyone wearing one of these actual watches; come to think of it, you rarely see anyone wearing any sort of Hublot nowadays. People who like the Hublot look and who aren’t complete financial morons now have Casio G-Steels to play with: more functionality, better looks, 1/100th the price.

    Hublot baffles me. Why on earth do they still exist as a brand?

    • Mr. Snrub

      >>>I wonder how many of these Hublot expects to sell.

      LE, 100 in each color

    • Mikita

      Agent Provocateur at its best.

    • Sheez Gagoo

      I know plenty of Hublot wearers. I pointed out two particular Hublot buyers:
      1. Watch enthusiasts (believe it or not) having Rolexes and all kind of luxury watches. They consider Hublot as fresh and fancy. Image dates back to 2000-2010 when Hublot was one of the first major brand using new materials and techniques due to the partnership and later purchase of BNB concept. A time when Urwerk and RM were still fresh.
      2.My fellow students which only know Hublot and Rolex and when they here that I learned the proffesion of a watchmaker they ask me “Kennst du Hublott (horribly wrong pronounced)”. Hublot is good at attracting young people with their communication and sponsoring. Biver really does a good job.

    • Raymond Wilkie

      Quite simply…they sell.

    • SuperStrapper

      I can walk down Bay street right now and see 3 within an hour I bet. I just complemented someone on their Spirit of Big Bang downtown last week.

      • Berndt Norten

        So, you’re a Bay Street Roller?

        • SuperStrapper

          I worked on bay street for 10 years, then queen west. But I gave up on commuting years ago and work from a home office now. I’m still downtown 2 or 3 times a week.

        • SuperStrapper

          And to add, the watch porn has always been pretty great. When I first started in the Scotia tower I was impressed with how many submariners I could spot in a single coffee lineup, and I’d see a Lange at lunch once in a while. Walking down bay st on a Tuesday afternoon years ago was the first time I’d ever seen a Harry Winston opus watch in the wild.

  • Boris N. Natasha

    this watch does not give me ‘Hope’ for Hublot … i love contemporary art, and Shepard Fairey has a solid portfolio… but, this feels like a miss.

  • Mr. Snrub

    Still love the movement. I’ll leave it at that.

  • Playboy Johnny – Team Marius.

    Fairey sucks.
    Total absolute garbage.

    • Berndt Norten

      Fairey wears boots
      Yeah ya gotta believe me

      • So I went to the doctor, see what he could give me
        He said “Son, son, they’ve gone too far.
        `cause smokin’ and trippin’ is all that they do.”
        Yeah……

        • Berndt Norten

          Fairey makes watches
          You gotta believe me!

  • Framlucasse

    My eyes are burning. Glad it’s limited, almost no chance to see this IRL. 🙂

    • Berndt Norten

      How can you read while your eyes are burning?
      Is this the watch for which u gots a yearning?

  • Raymond Wilkie

    I plucked up the courage to nip into my local boutique to try on a PP for the first time..
    I chose the most expensive one to try on. This is the 2018 PP 54960-015 (39.5mm) in platinum that cost £87,750 ( $116,585.97 ) . I could barely get my hand through the extended buckle and would have needed a loupe to read the day / month / windows. It had a nice feel about it and the platinum gave it a satisfying amount of weight, but totally impractical I told her i would think it over and may be back!

    Big bang?…Big wow.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0fca289369100d02c498d8524f3fcd812486eb6a9a7fa204f2baa032408a8b8.jpg

    • SuperStrapper

      Doesn’t look so bad on you meng. You need a bigger watch but that doesnt look so out of place.

      Did you try on a BB?

      • Raymond Wilkie

        meng? BB?

    • Mikita

      Actually, it looks good on your wrist.

  • SuperStrapper

    Cant wait for my Obama poster with OBEY instead of HOPE when John Giacalone is finished.

  • egznyc

    This looks awful at any price, but for nearly $30K this is a joke. Texalium? Sure, it’s something different, but what does it do particularly well that other case materials don’t? The pattern looks atrocious, like a three-year-old’s art project (and not YOUR child’s, either). The movement may or may not be interesting; we don’t get any close-ups to see the finishing. But what IS clear is the LACK of clarity in reading the time.

    I can say one thing nice: ten days’ power reserve is pretty good. So I guess if I were to wind it up all the way and then stick it under a rock it would still be ticking away over a week later (and it would likely still be there, unless an animal picked it up and carted it away).

  • Berndt Norten

    I was tired of my Patek
    We’d been together too long
    Like a worn out recording
    Of a favourite song

    Yes I like Hublot Big Bangers
    Served with a side of gaudy mash
    I don’t have much class, man
    But I gots lots of cash

    • DanW94

      If you have a Rolex on a Rubba B
      That leaves your wrist in such pain
      And you’re not into the Dink’
      Because you have half a brain
      If you strain you’re eyes at midnight
      Your lume must be in bad shape
      Ariel’s the watch guy to look for
      Post on his blog and escape….

      • egznyc

        Yes, I like water resistance, and getting caught in the rain
        I´m not much into Hublot, but I’m still pretty vain …

        So I waited with high hopes, then corrected the date
        I knew the dial in an instant, I knew the curve of her face
        It was my own Omega Constellation, “Oh, it´s you”
        And I laughed for a moment, and I said, “I wish it were blue”

    • Mikita

      Bravo! Had really good laugh in the morning 🙂

  • Stuart MacKenzie
  • Ross Diljohn

    I’d rather spend my money on rat poison and fake meth. I am also not a robot.

  • Marius

    Just when you thought the Hublot on the landscape couldn’t produce anything more vile and vomitous than its last outpouring, it spews out this nonsense. The cases appear to be made of faded tweed.
    The only worse way to spend $28,300 than on one of these watches, would be to buy some of Mr Fairey’s other rubbish.

  • Stuart MacKenzie
  • BNABOD

    You lost me at Texalium

  • Goin’ home, late last night
    Suddenly I got a fright
    Yeah I looked through a window and surprised what I saw
    Fairy wear boots and dancin’ with Hublot, all right now!

  • Where’s Marius when you need him?

    • Berndt Norten

      O Monaco
      Never really been
      But I’d sure like to go
      Marius, Roi de Monaco

      • A bit of Jean-François Maurice here. Deservingly so! 🙂

  • Jon Heinz

    Not this one. I do dig the regular old Meca 10 however; it’s on my short list of wants for the near future, watch-wise.

  • Dimman

    Hmm, my familiarity with Texalium is when it hit the import car scene as ‘silver carbon fiber’. My research at the time indicated that it is aluminum coated _fiberglass_, and originated from needing to protect small fiberglass aircraft from lightning strikes by creating a conductive surface.

    It was also far cheaper than carbon fiber, while also having far poorer mechanical properties. The cheapness and glitziness were why it temporarily swarmed into the import tuning scene.

    Don’t know why you’d want to make a watch out of it though.

    • daveyah2002

      Well the name Texalium sounds exotic and would have made a good talking point as long as you didn’t show the watch as an example, but you ruined that by revealing it’s basically made from old kayaks with a bit of conductive metal.
      I definitely won’t buy one now.

    • IG

      Should be Texanium and made from oil and beef jerkies.

  • daveyah2002

    The trend in vile watches seems to follow the Dow.
    Must be due a crash soon. Then they can go back to basics.