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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Hublot
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 305.CL.1600.RX.GAR09
    Case No: 766’662
    Model Name: Big Bang
    Material: Black ceramic
    Calibre: Manual
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber Hublot strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Blacken stainless steel Hublot deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 42.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Hublot Certificate of Authenticity confirming the watch is unique, wood and glass Hublot presentation box, additional leather Hublot box, hang tag, leather envelope, and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2005, Hublot’s “Big Bang” model has become one of the most distinctive timepieces on the market, having won the “Best Design” award at the 2005 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Known for its iconic “porthole” design, over the last two decades, the brand has released numerous models from time only to complicated, including chronographs, and tourbillons like the present example. Hublot has focused on innovative materials, and traditional Swiss watch manufacturing with a contemporary look.

    Ceramic has become a popular element in watchmaking known for its durability and hardness. The present Hublot Big Bang tourbillon wristwatch is encased in black ceramic and is a unique piece. The watch features a large, bold case crafted in black ceramic that is highly scratch-resistant. The black ceramic bezel is fitted with six blackened screws, giving the watch a very powerful and masculine appeal. It is most likely this all ceramic construction that makes the watch unique. Further enhancing the overall black appearance, the watch is fitted with a matte black dial and numerals, and a glazed aperture allowing the viewer to admire the one minute tourbillon carriage.

    Offered in exceptional condition, the watch is complete with its original certificate of authenticity and fitted presentation boxes. The present lot is being sold to benefit The One Drop Foundation, a non-profit striving to provide safe drinking water to vulnerable communities.

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  • Artist Biography

    Hublot

    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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Ref. 305.CL.1600.RX.GAR09
A unique and attractive black ceramic tourbillon wristwatch with certificate of authenticity, hang tag and presentation box sold to benefit The One Drop Foundation

Circa 2007
42.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, clasp signed

Estimate
$15,000 - 30,000 
CHF14,000-28,000
€13,400-26,700
HK$117,000-234,000

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021