Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Rainbow Review 🌈
Many luxury watches considered classic are often defined by their "understated elegance" or as a timeless, elegant timepiece. Brands such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne, and Rolex typically fit the bill. However, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Rainbow (Ref. 441.NX.1117.LR.0999) stands as a stunning exception to this rule.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Rainbow can be best described as the epitome of "more is more." Far from understated, this watch is a vibrant showcase of artistry and craftsmanship. Hublot itself defines the timepiece as "a stroke of daring, a stroke of brilliance," which is indeed very fitting.
The watch's bezel is adorned with polished 18K white gold set with 48 baguette-cut colored sapphires, amethysts, rubies, topazes, and tsavorites. Additionally, the satin-finished and polished titanium case features 170 rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, blue topazes, tsavorites, yellow sapphires, and orange sapphires. The combination of these elements results in a timepiece that is anything but understated. It serves as both an artistic and artisanal expression, as sourcing and setting the gemstones is a true art form.
The watch is powered by the the HUB1280 UNICO Manufacture Self-winding Chronograph Flyback Movement with Column Wheel.
The 42mm case is comfortable and highly wearable. The lightweight titanium construction and the default alligator/rubber rainbow strap further contribute to the watch's wearability. The vibrant strap complements the colorful gemstones and enhances the optimistic and joyful vibes of this timepiece.
Thanks to Hublot's quick-change strap system, the watch can easily be adapted to different colors. For instance, when paired with a more classic racing green strap, the watch retains its bold appearance but appears slightly more subdued compared to the rainbow strap.
In conclusion, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Rainbow is executed flawlessly by Hublot, representing a true fusion of gemmological art and horology. Is it a timepiece suitable for everyone? Certainly not. However, if you're seeking a daring and unapologetically Hublot statement piece, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Rainbow is simply perfect.