Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Ceramic Watch Hands-On

Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Ceramic Watch Hands-On

I’ll be the first to concede that I’m a sucker for shading. What do I mean precisely? I’m inferring that taking something old and delivering it in another shading alone can truly catch my consideration. That’s half of how Hublot managed the Big Bang UNICO Red Magic reference 411.CF.8513.RX watch –by taking the Big bang UNICO watch and delivering it in the shading red. The other and seriously intriguing specialized side of the story is that they made a red watch utilizing red-colored ceramic. This is something which hasn’t been done before.

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In my assessment ceramic is the main current material for watchmaking pair with silicon. I unequivocally accept that ceramic and silicon will progressively have significant parts in passage level to very good quality horology. A conversation of ceramic materials is outside the extent of this discussion, however I will remind you again why we get so amped up for ceramic. Ceramic is a non-metallic (despite the fact that a few types of it blend in metal) material which is framed, prepared to solidify, and afterward cleaned. Colored ceramic is a cycle framed during the creation of the actual material. Shade should be blended in to common ceramic materials, for example, zirconium oxide (otherwise known as zirconia) which is then heated into the last, hard material. Ordinary ceramic heating measures consume with smoldering heat most shade colors leaving the last material smudged and ugly. Thus zirconia is generally delivered in dark or white, just as a grouping of generally dim colors.


Bright colored ceramics have for quite a while been such a sacred goal for ceramic producers. The “Reg Magic” ceramic created in-house by Hublot is the acknowledgment of one such vessel tone. I examine a smidgen more about how Hublot accomplished the red tone in this ceramic material while appearing the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic watch on aBlogotWatch here . Why ceramic if the primary concern is to get a red watch? Actually there aren’t different choices. Tones in watch case materials should be considered as a component of accessible sturdy materials. In the event that you need red, you are restricted to a couple of choices that included work of art or plastic initially. On the off chance that you needed a red watch that was top of the line (not plastic), at that point you expected to cover or paint a material. This prompted the chance of the shading wearing off, which isn’t something especially alluring in a top of the line product.

While ceramic may seem to appear as though excellent ABS plastic, the material is a lot harder than steel. Ceramic tones won’t blur, break off, or generally ever scratch. The allure of ceramic (colored or something else) is its drawn out solidness just as strength. That implies in numerous years from now, ceramic will in any case look brand new –and you can’t say the equivalent for most metals or other materials.

Hublot is no more bizarre to utilizing ceramic in a wristwatch. Ceramic was one of the first “fusion” materials Jean-Claude Biver remembered for the first Big Bang watch assortment in 2005 (however it was dark ceramic). While Hublot produces other ceramic tones (counting blue ), red is unquestionably the most attractive. I thought that it was hard not to enormously respect the Big Bang UNICO Red Magic watch regardless of the way that the solitary oddity in it is the tone and Red Magic material. In any case this is simply one more individual from the now enormous Big Bang UNICO 45mm watch family (in 2018 Hublot likewise presented another 42mm wide form of the Big Bang UNICO ).


The Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic starts with the in-house made Hublot type HUB1242 programmed chronograph development with three days of force hold. The open-dial on the face is given a “devil” red and dark shading treatment which perseveres on the remainder of the watch. The two-tone dark and red shading topic of the piece is cool, manly, attractive, and furthermore alluring. Hublot clearly has command of the Red Magic ceramic material, which implies the future has significantly more Red Magic watches available for Hublot (and red shading ceramic) fans.

Given that red-colored ceramic is still exceptionally novel, wearing a red Big Bang watch was a new encounter for me –and the watch feels truly comfortable in this skin without a doubt. While individuals may guarantee that from a far distance the watch gives off an impression of being made of plastic, I imagine that is only an aftereffect of this look being beforehand accessible only in plastic. The case material neither feels or looks modest at close review or on the wrist. Hublot sets this 45mm wide (15.4mm thick and water-impervious to 100m) watch with a dark and red elastic tie to complete the look. On the off chance that these tones address you, at that point I figure it will be difficult to oppose this watch (spending willing of course).

Hublot will deliver 500 bits of the Big Bang UNICO Red Magic as a restricted version. I don’t realize how testing it is for Hublot to deliver the material or how much assembling data transfer capacity they have for it, however I’ll take their statement that creating it is tedious and testing. Future red ceramic watches will come from Hublot and you can be certain that others around the planet are effectively attempting to come up with their own red ceramic watches. Does this imply that yellow, light green, orange (which Omega does a piece) and other splendid colored ceramics are coming from Hublot or something else? Not really. My agreement is that each shading presents its own test in light of the fact that the colors are themselves various materials. Despite the fact that I would trust that Yellow Magic ceramic comes next.

The Red Magic ceramic material was sufficient for us to put the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic watch on the aBlogtoWatch rundown of the Top 10 Watches Of Baselworld 2018 . It’s implied that I’m a big fan –regardless of whether the fundamental watch isn’t new. The restricted release of 500 pieces reference 411.CF.8513.RX Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic has a retail cost of $26,200 USD. hublot.com