Hublot Big Bang Unico Bucherer BLUE Watch Collab
Bucherer’s signature shade of blue is one of the most recognizable shades in the watch industry, whether it’s adorning the inimitable watches of the Swiss watch brand or a motorcycle. So when you see Hublot’s signature Big Bang Unico in the rich hue, it’s a little shocking, in a good way. Worlds collide!
In 2018, Bucherer and Hublot came together for the first time to create a bespoke Hublot Classic Fusion. Perhaps it was the pair that tested the collaborative waters, making the watch in sifted bronze and registering Bucherer’s brilliant blue for the watch face.
This round of funding, Hublot, owned by LVMH, goes all out with the Big Bang Unico Bucherer BLUE (all in all caps, please), available on the Bucherer website for Â£ 38,000 (approx. $ 51,760) ) in an exclusive edition of 10 pieces.
Not only has Bucherer Blue completely transformed the face of the Big Bang Unico, but a series of new and progressive materials are featured in its makeover.
âThis collaboration demonstrates the strength and vision of the two brands, by combining different materials: a blue sapphire bezel, a titanium case and a transparent blue dial and bracelet,â said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
Indeed, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Bucherer BLUE is a study of contrasts, juxtaposing a robust titanium case with a sapphire bezel – itself a first for Hublot – a skeleton dial and flexible rubber straps, all rendered in that incomparable shade of blue (or is it BLUE?)
Luxury collaborations are all the rage these days but the watch industry doesn’t have as many crossovers, unless you count HODINKEE exclusives or G-SHOCK specials.
It’s fun to see labels as luxurious as Hublot and Bucherer mingle, especially with something as dramatic as the Big Bang Unico Bucherer BLUE. If watch companies come together for co-branded watches, at least it’s as visually appealing as that.