The Peak (Malaysia) - - Art & Design -

Al­ways one to push the bound­aries with the use of ma­te­ri­als in watch­mak­ing, Hublot makes another ‘bang’ by re­leas­ing the dar­ing Big Bang MP-11 in 3D Car­bon. In­spired by the con­struc­tion of the highly cov­eted MP-05 “La Fer­rari” re­leased in 2013, this burly time­piece is an ex­ten­sion of the watch­maker’s ‘Art of Fu­sion’ phi­los­o­phy as the first time a Big Bang case de­sign is used in a Hublot Mas­ter­piece. And this is no or­di­nary Big Bang case ei­ther, as the car­bon case con­struc­tion utilises the ma­te­rial in a man­ner not seen be­fore in horol­ogy. Un­like most car­bon fi­bre watch cases, a poly­mer ma­trix com­pos­ite is re­in­forced by three­d­i­men­sional weave, cre­at­ing a lighter, stronger ma­te­rial that keeps the MP-11 at only 90g de­spite its hefty 45mm size. Of course, this unique ma­te­rial only serves to spot­light the Cal­i­bre HUB9011’s seven se­ri­escou­pled bar­rels that pro­vides an as­tound­ing 14 days of au­ton­omy. The man­u­fac­ture me­chan­i­cal move­ment fea­tures a rarely fea­tured 90° he­li­cal worm gear trans­mis­sion sys­tem, with the bal­ance wheel brought for­ward to the dial side at 2 o’clock, and also utilises a newly patented index-assem­bly sys­tem. Paired with a black or white-lined struc­tured rub­ber strap, this feather-light tech­no­log­i­cal heavy­weight cer­tainly makes an ex­plo­sive state­ment!

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