Hublot’s “Meccano-like” Big Bang MECA-10 timepiece is released in limited edition form.
The ultra-stylised mechanics of the Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 – with 223 components of straight and curved perforated metallic strips, crown gears, racks, plates, axes, and ratchet wheels – recalls the build-it-yourself design of Meccano in our childhoods.
The skeleton mechanical movement reveals the manual winding mechanism and a 10-day power reserve, including two parallel barrels with a power reserve indicator using a rack system. At 12 o’clock, two racks slide on a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system. The 10-day power reserve has a dual display. At 3 o’clock, an opening gradually reveals a red spot during the last 2 days of the movement’s charge. At 6 o’clock, a crown gear marked from 0 to 10 indicates the remaining days of the power reserve. Perfecting this Meccano style, the regulating organ is visible beneath the dial at 7 o’clock.
The Big Bang MECA-10 All Black is an addition to the models that are celebrating the 10 years of Hublot’s monochrome trend. Limited to 500 pieces, it features a 45-mm diameter case and bezel in black ceramic alternating between micro-blasted and polished effects. The two editions have a matt black skeleton dial and a sapphire glass back enabling a double-sided vision of the new HUB1201 manufacture movement.
Limited to 500 pieces; $28,400.00 each.