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  • Manufacturer: Hublot
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 301.AI.460.RX
    Case No: 685’190
    Model Name: Big Bang Tantalum Matt
    Material: Tantalum
    Calibre: Automatic, HUB41, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Blackened Stainless steel Hublot deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Hublot warranty, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Initially introduced in 2005, the Hublot Big Bang was one of the most prolific timepieces launched in the 2000s winning the “Best Design” award at the GPHG 2005 as well as numerous other awards. With a distinct appeal due to its iconic case taking its inspiration from a ship’s porthole, Hublot was also the first wristwatch to be fitted with a rubber strap. With a focus on fusing innovative materials with traditional Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship, Hublot has offered collectors a wide array of models over the years.

    The present Big Bang Tantalum Matt sized at 44mm exuding a cool and unique appeal is made with the unusual choice of material, tantalum. Sporting in a cool monotone appearance, the grey shades of the metal with matching black date displays mysterious charm and appeal. Offered by the original owner, the present timepiece is preserved in excellent overall condition with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1980

    Hublot was founded by Carlo Crocco in 1980 and named after the French word for "porthole," which resembles their iconic bezel design. Hublot's first watch followed three years of research and was the first wristwatch to be fitted with a natural rubber strap. The brand's most recognizable watch today is the 'Big Bang', which was first launched in 2005 upon the arrival of CEO and shareholder Jean-Claude Biver. Other noteworthy models are the 'Classic Fusion' and 'King Power'. 

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Property from the Original Owner


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 301.AI.460.RX
An attractive tantalum chronograph wristwatch with small seconds, date, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2007
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$48,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$113,400

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