Modern watchmakers are called to join in the evolution of the technologies employed that meet consumer demand. Hublot has responded with its first-ever wearable digital timepiece, the brand new Big Bang e model. The luxury brand has maintained many of the premium features that it is known for and although the classification and virtue of the watch change the scope of complications, it is still a complex timepiece that offers considerable benefits for the digital age. Here are 10 things that you probably didn’t know about the Hublot Big Bang e to familiarize you with their new line.
1. The case is recognizably Hublot
We begin our examination of the Hublot Big Bang e with a closer look at the case. At first glance, the design is that of a Big Bang measuring 42 mm in width and 12.8 mm in depth. The styling is a sandwich-type that maintains the Hublot aesthetic created in 2005. The watch in its entirety is made up of 42 components with the K module taking up 27 of these parts.
2. It runs on a Google OS
The Big Bang e features a Google Wear OS. The Operating system makes it possible for the wearer to access a variety of apps that can be obtained through the Google Play Store. Some of these include the Google Assistant features and Google Pay. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 core processor, unlike the Big Bang Referee which features an Intel processor. This makes the Big Bang e compatible with most modern smartphones that run on Android or iOS.
3. The Hublot Big Bang e comes in 2 versions
There are 2 exciting choices for Big Bang e. The first is titanium with a polished finish or you can opt for the black ceramic model with a satin finish. Hublot engineers have provided interpretations of traditional watch complications in each. The brand excels in providing their loyal with options in the luxury watch range and they present their digital formats with class and style.
4. There are more dial choices coming
At present, there are just two versions of the Hublot Big Bang e dial available. We learned that there are more of the designer Marc Ferrero who designed the available variant creations in the process. The brand has plans to unveil more of Ferrero’s dial designs gradually in the months and years to come, which gives us all something to look forward to. These will help in the creation of a series of the Big Bang e line of digital timepieces.
5. The Hublot Big Bang e connects modern technology with traditional watchmaking
The use of advanced technology to create a digital watch that keeps users connected, while maintaining the DNA of traditional watchmaking is a labor of love and adherence to established luxury standards. Hublot has accomplished this feat with a luxury digital watch through the use of digital technology.
6. Traditional features are to the fore
Hublot kept a few of its traditional features and applied it to their digital modern wristwatch. These include a scratchproof sapphire crystal glass to protect the face of the watch. The crystal is the background for the AMOLED high definition touchscreen. Hublot maintained its traditional specifications in the development of the Big Bang e while designing the features to accommodate a digital format. The rotary crown has an integrated pusher that activates the controls for the electronic module within the inner workings of the timepiece.
7. The strap is taken from a 1980 classic model
Hublot completed the Big Bang e model by taking a black rubber strap that was invented by the brand for its classic model in 1980. The strap features a patented interchangeable system that they all “One Click.” It makes it easy to switch one strap out for another compatible strap within the Hublot line of accessories. The buckle is a deployant type that securely affixes the watch to the wrist. Not every part of the new Big Bang variant is new as some things are so good they do not need replacement.
8. The Big Bang e offers traditional complications
The functionalities of the watch are still comparable to the traditional watches made by Hublot. The timepiece features a Time Only analog function with other interpretations of complications expressed digitally. These include a second GMT time zone, along with a Perpetual Calendar with a moon phase function. The watch is also water-resistant up to 30 meters.
9. The Hublot Big Bang e is customizable
One of the features of the digital variant within the Big Bang line that we like is the fact that the user experience can be customized. Digital technology is becoming the new norm for many and the option for personalizing a connected watch is important to many of the more modern thinkers who demand innovation in technology that allows for personalization. The user experiences are customizable through digital messages and notifications that make the watch unique to the wearer. You get all of this along with some of the key traditional complications and functions of a more traditional luxury watch. It appears to be a melding of the best of both worlds. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydemarco/2020/06/02/hublot-unveils-the-big-bang-e-connected-watch/).
10. Charging is required
The Hublot Big Bang e runs on a lithium-ion induction charging battery with 300 mAh capacity and a life of 1 day. Charging takes approximately 2.5 hours for a full charge when the battery is empty. This is ample energy to power the functions for a full day. It is compatible with Android 6.0 or above or iOS 12.0 and above. It is also Bluetooth 4.2 with BLE compatible and WLAN 2.4 GHz 802.11 G/G/N-NFC for connectivity. Finally, the announcement of its pending release has just recently been made. We’re expecting availability in the very near future from Hublot directly and from participating certified dealers and retailers. There will be a price differential depending on which version you choose. The E-Black Ceramic will be offered for a cost of $5,800 and the E-Titanium style for $5,200.