In 2018, Hublot revolutionised the use of ceramic in watchmaking with the introduction of the first brightly coloured version, a stark contrast to the white and black widely used throughout the industry. The bold, red material gets its latest outing in the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic, a showcase of Hublot’s innovative and high-tech approach from the inside out.
Sitting within the Big Bang’s distinctive case, featuring contrasting black screws made from black titanium, is the Hublot calibre HUB9011. This movement offers an impressive power reserve of two weeks, thanks to seven series-coupled barrels. It employs a system rarely used in watchmaking, a 90-degree helical worm gear, enabling energy to be transmitted between the horizontal barrel arbor and the vertical gears controlling the hour and minute display. The complex movement, comprising 270 components, can be viewed to full effect through the skeleton dial.