Hublot revives the pastel colour trend with the new Spirit of Big Bang Light Blue & Pink Ceramic 39

Hublot revives the pastel colour trend with the new Spirit of Big Bang Light Blue & Pink Ceramic 39

The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Light Blue & Pink Ceramic watch celebrates a new 39mm pastel coloured collection for ladies. 

Love them or loathe them, you simply can’t ignore the wrist presence of Hublot’s iconic barrel shaped watches. Bold and in your face, they appeal to the extrovert in every wearer.

The First Impression

Subtlety is not a term I usually use when reviewing Hublot watches. This time, however, I am willing to make an exception.

The pastel colours are a wonderful new addition to the vibrant colour palette Hublot has gotten us accustomed to. 

Spirit of Big Bang Light Blue & Pink Ceramic
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The new watches have two features we really admire on first inspection.

One, the movement. We are pleased to note that the watch do not have a quartz movement — as many women’s watches tend to — but instead features an automatic mechanical movement.

Two, the high water resistance: the new watches feature a 100m (10 ATM) water resistance. This increases the wearability quotient of these watches from just dress watches to everyday watches.

The Variations

Featuring the iconic tonneau shape, the 6-H shaped screws on the bezel and the ‘sandwich’ look, the new collection comes in four variations:

Light Blue Ceramic Titanium – reference 665.EN.891L.LR.1204

Light Blue Ceramic King Gold – reference 665.EO.891L.LR.1204

Pink Ceramic Titanium – reference 665.RN.891P.LR.1204

Pink Ceramic King Gold – reference 665.RO.891P.LR.1204

Spirit of Big Bang Light Blue & Pink Ceramic
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The Details

The movement — HUB1710 — used is a self-winding movement with a date window at 6’o clock and comprises of 185 components & beats at the frequency of 4Hz (28’000 A/h) allowing for a decent 50-hour power reserve. 

The three dimensional dial shows the functions of hours, minutes, seconds and date on a satin finished light blue or pink sun-ray dial. The hour markers are polished in-filled appliques that contrast well with the dials and allow excellent legibility.

The bezel is polished titanium or 18k king gold with iconic 6 H-shaped titanium screws and set with 50 diamonds (~1ct).

The case-back is polished light blue or pink ceramic and covered with sapphire crystal.

It comes on a comfortable light blue (or pink) alligator with white rubber strap and a stainless steel deployant (or 18K king gold) deployant buckle clasp.

Cost of these watches: 19’900 USD (Titanium) or 24’100 USD (King Gold).

Spirit of Big Bang Light Blue & Pink Ceramic
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Watch Ya Gonna Do About It? 

In terms of use, we would say it definitely has the potential of being a daily wear watch, though of-course it would change with people’s tastes and professions. No doubt it is a good looking formal / dress watch and the simplicity of the pastel colours is very eye soothing.

Given that the watches are not limited edition, they are something that Hublot fans and watch enthusiasts can check out at leisure and decide if they are the right option for them.

These new Spirit of Big Bang Light Blue & Pink Ceramic watches in 39mm are bound to have a cult following of their own. While retaining Hublot’s roots of ‘Art of Fusion’ and design architecture, the new colour segue — we really wish it was sponsored by SMEG — is a breath of fresh air.

For more information on this and other Hublot watches, head to the Hublot website here.