New Hublot Big Bang Is An Orange Sapphire World-First

Hublot has revealed the world’s first orange-hued sapphire crystal which it has wrapped around its new Hublot Big Bang Automatic Tourbillon Orange Sapphire.

But the watch has more going for it than its eye-catching 45mm transparent case, created by adding titanium and chromium to the mix, it also marks the debut of an entirely new movement from the

Sapphire Crystal is the artificially created material more commonly used to produce the watch glass above the dial of most premium watches. It’s hardness, second only to diamond, results in a material which is virtually scratch-proof but has always proved difficult to machine, which can result in huge amounts of manufacturing wastage, which goes some way to explain to prices asked for watches which use it as a case material.

Elsewhere in watches, the most in-demand watch in existence has been discontinued.
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