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Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

To commemorate the inauguration of their new boutique in Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops in Las Vegas, Hublot launched the Vegas boutique-exclusive Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Edition timepieces. While there are technically four different references, they are all functionally the same watch offered with different case materials and diamond configurations.

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

At their heart, these watches are the Hublot Big Bang Chronograph powered by the calibre HUB4100, which is an automatic movement that offers 42h of power reserve and beats at 28,800bph. I believe the HUB4100 is either based off the ETA 2894-2 or is a modified version of it.

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

I’m sure, given the Las Vegas connection and Hublot’s polarizing designs in general, you won’t be surprised when I say these watches won’t be to everyone’s tastes. The first two variants start off with a microblasted black ceramic case, while the other two are a combination of ceramic and anodized aluminum and are set with 212 black diamonds.

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

The bezels on each of the watches vary too, with the simplest being a black ceramic similar to the case and the more elaborate ones having anywhere between 48 to 114 diamonds set in them. The most exclusive option – limited to one piece only – comes with the 48 baguette cut diamonds. These watches are ideal for someone who’s looking for some bling (perhaps to signal that they’ve had a successful run at the tables) and isn’t particularly picky about legibility. Perhaps it’s the supplied press images or could just be me, but it seems like legibility wasn’t a key consideration in the design process.

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

The dial is matte black with black applied markers and black luminescent paint, which is known for having a rather faint glow. The 7:00 marker is the only one that is Arabic and once again, set with black diamonds. Even the hands are, and I quote the brand, “satin-finished black plated hands with black luminescent.” The logic of using a black dial with black markers and black plated hands honestly escapes me. The watch images however, make the hands appear to be brushed metal without plating, which should improve legibility in some light conditions.

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

The case of the Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition watches are completed by stainless steel pushers and crown (black PVD of course) and a black (surprise) composite resin for the lugs. The case checks in at 44mm wide by 14.6mm thick – well sized for people to notice the bling. It’s also rated to 100m water resistance so you can keep it on while you take a dip at the hotel pool.

Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition Watches Watch Releases

The Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition watches are limited runs – 21 pieces for the all-ceramic case (Ref. 301.CI.1110.HR.LVB17), 1 piece only for the case with baguette cut diamonds (Ref. 301.CI.1110.HR.0900.LVB17), and 7 pieces each for the remaining two (Ref. 301.CI.1110.HR.1100.LVB17 and Ref. 301.CI.1110.HR.1700.LVB17). All watches come with an alligator strap and a rubber strap and pricing varies from $18,600 for the all-ceramic to $65,700 for the baguette diamond set case; $22,800 and $32,600 for the other models, respectively. hublot.com

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  • Pete Pete

    here we go again …

    • IanE

      Yes – they seem to breed like rabbits!

    • Berndt Norten

      going down the only road we’ve ever known….

      like them grifters they wuz born 2 b Hublot…

      • egznyc

        And another one:
        Is this love
        Is this love that I’m feelin’?
        I want to know, not Hublot …

        • Berndt Norten

          I want you 2 show me….

          • egznyc

            From hard rock to soft pop. (I’m either too high or too low; there ain’t no in between.)

            I feel we may yet find a way to analogize between these two “extremes” and watch options. Except I don’t know if I’d categorize the “formal” dressy options as fitting better with one kind of music than another; same for “casual” or “sporty” watch options. Well I suppose for a dressy watch I’d look to classical music, actually. For Hublot, I might think of a not-so-great Heavy Metal band (all fury, signifying nothing), whereas for Panerai I’d think of a more accomplished … Heavy Metal band. Still lots of sound and fury, but with some gravitas.

            So now I’ve convinced myself that the analogies work best when one tries matching a particular watch brand to a particular composer/band, rather than trying to match up musical genres with watch types. 😉

  • Treated Black diamonds are essentially garbage in the jewelry industry. They’re the Asian Catfish of gemstones.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Well, Vegas. A lot of show and little substance.

  • Berndt Norten

    Geepers how many Hublews do u review per week?

    • Pete Pete

      Luke 11:3: Give us each day our daily limited edition Hublot.

      • proudAmerican702

        Even Omega is saying, “Damn…Hublot is out of control with their limited editions.”

    • Terance Hill

      Would the answer be too many

  • Larry Holmack
  • Mikita

    Judging from the amount of news on them here, looks like Hublot produce half of the watches in the world. Never tire from casing venerable workhorses into something remotedly looking like a watch.

  • 200 Fathoms

    Um…Las Vegas? Big bang?

    Not good.

    • Terance Hill

      I’m sure you can get a big bang in Vegas a lot cheaper than this it would definitely put a bigger smile on your face .?

      • 200 Fathoms

        You’re not getting me. 50 people died because of a lot of big bangs in Las Vegas recently. Doesn’t seem like the greatest timing.

        • Terance Hill

          Oh no no you misjudge Make Love Not War you’re thinking of the wrong kind of bang

  • Lincolnshire Poacher

    I recently spent a bit of time in hospital. Being a hawk-eyed watch spotter the only ‘luxury’ watches that I saw. (Always being worn by the highly paid Consultants, Doctors, and Surgeons). Were either Panerai or Hublot. And they were always: 1) chronographs, and 2) very shinny.

    • Mikita

      Maybe it’s part of some psychological or physical test – to see your reaction. If you suppress emesis – you have passed the test.

  • Mikita

    One day someone will have to organize a charity fund for the purchase and destruction of Hublots. If we don’t, then humanity is lost. Drown in tons of this trash. There isn’t as much rappers, Russian gangsters, gypsy and narco barons to digest all this. Hublot breeds faster.

  • DanW94

    You – “I’m putting 65k on the black Hublot – Let it roll”.
    Dealer – “You lose”

  • Tea Hound

    For Immediate Release

    To commemorate the passing of yet another week, Hublot is proud to announce The Hublot Yet Another Week Has Passed Big Bang. The Hublot Yet Another Week Has Passed Big Bang will be available in whatever coloured parts we have left, and has Hublot’s clever and iconic fusion case, made of layers of metal and other things. The strap will be the usual Hublot strap that looks like crocodile, is priced like crocodile, yet is mostly rubber, and the price will be the usual Hublot pricing needed to buy the board Bentleys. A spokesperson for Hublot said: “we’re proud another week has passed without us being rumbled as the one trick shysters we are, and this watch commemorates that passing whilst making us richer.”

    Available in the usual gaudy tat-houses that stock our stuff.

  • Marius

    I’m wondering why ABTW covers Hublot watches with such religious fervour. No matter how many watches Hublot releases on an hourly basis, and no matter how uninspired they are, ABTW is only to happy to oblige. Sure, if Hublot released some truly interesting watches, then I would understand the coverage. However, Hublot is releasing, re-releasing, and re-re-re-realsing the same watch over and over again, i.e. the same Royal Oak knock off, with the same low-quality fit & finish, and the same low rent “workhorse” ETA.

    As for the watch, I must admit that it’s by far the laziest & cheapest-looking limited edition that I have ever laid my eyes upon. Essentially, Hublot simply added “Vegas” on the dial, and that’s it. I usually criticize the Brewmont Twins, but I have to say that in comparison to Hublot, even the Twins and their bits and pieces of scrap metal appear as super original. Why someone would pay $19,000 — and that’s the starting price! — for a microwawed garbage knock off using an ETA caliber is a real mystery. However, I’m sure that ABTW will soon publish yet another article explaining the genius behind Biver`s black-on-black concept, and the fantastic financial results of Hublot.

    • TrevorXM

      Lots of reasons why they do.

      First, A Blog to Watch is all about volume. They’ve got to pump out “story” after “story” and release them on a regular pace spread out during the course of the day. Hublot is better than most any other maker at creating ready-made “stories” for the media. All the pictures are there, all the info is there — all the staffer has to do is switch a few words around, add a few positive ones if they can think of something, and then plop it on the site.

      Second, if ABTW is slapping up everything Hublot gives them and even sweetening it, the odds of Hublot dropping either some ad revenue or Ariel Adams getting a few free trips or party invites or a tie-in car for the weekend and maybe even a few watches — all go up exponentially.

      I’ll admit it. If I were ABTW, I would be doing exactly the same thing.

    • Luciano

      And the “7” numeral instead of an index… 🙂

    • Roger Goodgion

      But that ETA is a “Work Horse”. its a horse that works. if Apple used it, it would be a Horse that just works. Or a Horse that works differently. If Shinola used it it would be a Chinese Horse that works in America, sometimes. If it was in a Brietling, would it be a super Quartz Horse?

      I hate when writers use the “Work Horse” which to their credit, they did not in this article. Its a watch movement. its suppose to work constantly for a very long time, as a minimum requirement. it is not however, suppose to cost $19k after you sh!t cheap diamonds on it.

    • Terance Hill

      LOL Workhorse
      I think these things fell out of the back end of that horse!

    • Mikita

      Venerable workhorse movement? Check!
      More sober aesthetics? Check!
      Surprisingly wearable at 44 x 15 mm? Check! Bang bang bang!

  • Roger Goodgion

    Well, i guess it is a good fit. Hublot and Vegas are both gaudy in style and out to take your money.

    Good job guys?

  • Terance Hill

    If these were prize in a gumball machine I would still save my money

    • IG

      I wouldn’t wear them even at gunpoint.

  • BNABOD

    Yes the ublow bingo bango Vegas édition in classy black on black w some encrusted diamonds if u see fit. With such modest starting prices from 18k all the way up to 65k for the Liberace Edition ..
    Class I tell you pure class on all 4 beauties in the line up. Man does the Biver knows class. On top of alll this you get treated by the pinnacle of horological movements , the acclaimed 2894.A..Mazing

  • commentator bob

    “Why does your watch say Vegas?”

    “Because I lost a lot of money in Vegas and now cannot afford a proper Royal Oak Cronograph.”

  • Mark1884

    On another note….. the purple jacket guy is back!!!

  • Ross Diljohn

    Ahhh yes. The rich people way of telling everyone you have syphilis.

  • Yan Fin

    These beauties should really stay in Vegas.

    • BNABOD

      What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

      • Mikita

        What happens in Ch. de la Vuarpillière 33 1260 NYON stays in Ch. de la Vuarpillière 33 1260 NYON.

  • commentator bob

    Fake, cheesy Paris, fake, cheesy New York, fake, cheesy Egypt, fake cheesy Royal Oak.

  • SuperStrapper
    • Omegaboy

      Frog in your throat?

  • Marius

    Is there some sort of internal competition at Hublot to design the most pointless and vulgar watch in history?

  • The only Hublot I like is the Big Bang all black.. Looks nice in person..

  • Beefalope

    Every time I see something like this, it makes me hate the world juuuust a little bit more.

  • Omegaboy

    Why only black and white photos?

  • Omegaboy

    “What’d you do! Hublot your winnings on that?”

  • I’m very happy to see that Hublot finally found a home for their design ethos.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Always bet on black.

  • egznyc

    I see a Hublot and I want it painted black
    I see some diamonds and I want them painted black
    I look at my wristwatch it’s a Hublot in black
    Maybe then it’ll disappear and not look like a piece of crap

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Why is the number 7 so significant ?

    • Ross Diljohn

      It’s the number of people that would buy it? I’m guessing…

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Hmmmm,………….as much as i think how awful is is I’m sure each piece is sold before it was made hense such a limited run. Black on black !, people get paid big bucks for this nonsense.

  • Ulysses31

    I know i’ll be flogged for saying this, but these look pretty slick – even the one covered in gems. The stones look more like some sort of lizard skin than actual bling. The use of dark tones is good at hiding the mess of the big bang design and really only allows you to see the silhouette, which isn’t so terrible.