Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands-On

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands-On

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Last year Hublot released their first watch with a colored sapphire crystal. The crystal itself was tinted red on the very cool Hublot King Power F1 Monza watch. It was shared with me that more tinted crystals watches would come. Hublot is thus far sticking with red, but more colors will come soon - no doubt. Here for you is the Hublot Big Bang Red Magic collection for 2011 - that sport red tinted sapphire crystals, as well as the Hublot Big Bang All Black Green watches for 2011. I thought it was neat to put the red and green watches together.

Less wild (and expensive) than the F1 Monza watch, the Red Magic models feel like baby versions in the chronograph variants. Hublot will offer 41mm wide and 44mm wide Big Bang Red Magic Chronograph models, as well as a 48mmm wide Big Bang King Red Magic dive watch style case.

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Hublot offers the collection in matte ceramic cases which is really neat. So these cases aren't just colored metal. Metal comes in for the screws (which are titanium) and the pusher which have steel and rubber. I thought it was interesting that even the case backs of the watches were ceramic.

Right now also marks the time when Hublot is still really proud about the opening of their Place de Vendome boutique in Paris. It isn't easy getting a store open on the prestigious street, and Hublot will be celebrating the fact for a while. If you look closely on the back of the Big Bang King Red Magic watch, you'll see a special Hublot logo, as well as a "Vendome Collection" label. This might be a model only sold in that store, or is part of Hublot's larger line of "Vendome Collection" watches that it will be pushing in 2011.

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Hublot Red Magic & All Black Green Watches Hands On   hands on

Then there is the Hublot Big Bang All Black Green watches that are pretty nifty. While they don't have the tinted sapphire crystals, they are sort of the green versions of the Red Magic watches. Like the Red Magic watches, the All Black Green ones will be in black matter ceramic cases. There will be a few versions as well, including a 44mm wide Big Bang Chronograph All Black Green, as well as a 48mm wide Big Bang King Diver All Black Green. What is different is that each of those models will have a jewelry style version where the bezels have either all baguette tsavorite stones or tsavorite and diamonds. Bling bling!

You already pretty much know these watches aside from the colors and materials. Inside are automatic base ETA movements that have been modified by Hublot and have special tungsten carbide automatic rotors. The straps are "alligator gummy" that combine alligator and rubber. I personally like all of these watches a lot. I think they are really fashionable, and I like the statement they make. It is very hard to pull off a green watch, but Hublot was able to do it here by combining the color with matte black ceramic. Look for these pieces soon.

14 comments
Tarak
Tarak

The green has this powdery stuff around the dial which gives it a cheap look and plastic feeling. If I wanted a tinted glass, I'd rather get Rolex Milgauss (functional tool watch) or U-Boat Thousand of Feet (fashion & fun watch). How much does Hublot ask for these watches again? $10,000? I could get a JLC for that kind of price.

kris c
kris c

The Big Bang revived the brand, but its getting so overplayed it may very well end up hurting them. Anyway, I like the idea of a green and black watch. The green side pieces of ceramic in green have (in the photo anyway) a bit of a plastic look to them, which is unfortunate. I'd like to see one in person. I'd also like to think that I could afford them considering the ETA move$ent thing, but we all know the score there...

Shinytoys
Shinytoys

I'll take a red one...for $295.00...

Mako
Mako

In addition to "neat" and"nifty",add garish, lurid and ugly.
Fashionable? Really? Perfect for Mardi Gras maybe.
Exactly what statement do they make that you like so much?

Perry Spice
Perry Spice

I can't wait for the rainbow model, who does Hublot think he's fooling

Perry Spice
Perry Spice

I think I saw one of those Hublots on an Ipswich Prog - say's it all

Perry Spice
Perry Spice

I can't wait for for the Hublot "Circus Clown" model

Paul
Paul

That is one crazy lume shot. The glow is much more intense than perhaps my liking but if you ever lose it in a dark place, it wouldn't take too long to find this Hublot. Just looking on the bright side. hehe

Dangeruss
Dangeruss

Hublot and the endless parade of BB's comes off (to me anyways) as the 80's Swatch of the high-end makers. 270 wild variants of the same case - 260 of them I'd not be seen dead in.

While the green one looks interesting in pictures, I'm certain I'd look like a total clow with it on my wrist. If the price was throwaway money, I'd get one for a novelty and wear it once. but at $12K+ (guessing) yoogottabekiddingme!

Jonathan P.
Jonathan P.

I think Hublot at least needs to give credit to U-Boat since U-Boat created tinted crystals for some of their models long ago. With that said I like how Hublot is finally changing something other than the color of the hands and numerals. Hopefully they can create a whole new case design soon. This Big Bang stuff is getting old.

Pat I.
Pat I.

Ariel-

Has anyone with any journalistic authority ever questioned the use of run of the mill
ETA movements in high end watches? What about reliability? Is there a listing somewhere like a quality index.

Wait I think I know the answer. I just woke up with a Hublot case in my bed.

Witch Watch
Witch Watch

Ceramic casebacks? Now that is a very novel idea, does this affect the water resistence by this i mean does it lower the Bar? Anyone else think that it's about time for Hublot for the price they ask for these watches to stop relying on ETA movements?

Pete
Pete

Too true, seriously did someone bring these designs back from the 80's in a hot tub time machine? Don Johnson would have loved one of these to go with his pastille coloured suits.

I can hear all the other watch companies saying, ''phew, im glad we didnt go with that matt ceramic case idea!'' - they look really old, 80's vintage style.

Dangeruss
Dangeruss

crud... total clow = total clown.

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