Hublot is once again demonstrating its unique mastery in the use of new materials in watchmaking with the creation of the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM. Standing for “Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral” and developed in the field of satellite technology, SAXEM is an alloy of aluminium oxide, the basic component of sapphire, with rare earth elements like thulium and holmium as well as chromium.
The resulting material is ultra-resistant and endowed with a brilliance that is greater than that of sapphire. The absence of tension within the material ensures greater stability in terms of shaping, whereas the cubic crystalline structure guarantees the same shade and intensity of colour, regardless of the angle from which the case is viewed. The fully polished neon yellow SAXEM offers a bold contrast with the bezel’s six H-shaped screws and with the crown, all in polished and micro-blasted titanium.
Water resistant to 30 metres / 100 feet, the 44 mm x 14.40 mm case houses the HUB6035 automatic manufacture calibre beating at the frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) with a power reserve of 72 hours.
To avoid concealing the back of the movement, Hublot uses a micro-rotor to wind it, a more complex technical solution compared to a conventional rotor but one that ensures the best aesthetic result. The entire calibre is skeletonised. Its bridges are made from sapphire so that only the beating heart and soul of the watch remain. This heart is the tourbillon, which appears to be almost suspended.
Matched to a lined transparent neon yellow rubber strap completed by a titanium deployant buckle and equipped with the One Click system that makes it possible to change it without needing any tool, the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM ref. 429.JY.0120.RT is a limited edition of 50 pieces with a price of Euro 220,000. Also you might be interested to check our article about the most expensive watches in the world.