At the annual SIAR in Mexico, Hublot is going emerald green with its sapphire, green SAXEM Big Bang MP-11. This version follows other innovative MP-11 models in 3D carbon and transparent sapphire. SAXEM stands for “Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral.”
Hublot Big bang MP-11 SAXEM combines peerless resistance with a brilliance that comes close to that of a diamond. Within this fully transparent case beats a manual-winding manufacture calibre with an exceptional 14-day power reserve ensured by seven barrels that can be seen from the dial side. The power reserve is directly displayed on a cylinder placed to the left of the seven barrels, facing the ‘DAY POWER RESERVE’ mention inscribed on the sapphire glass. The sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment and the bezel in green SAXEM stand out by their bulge, which embraces the shape of the cylindrical barrels—a feat of engineering that creates a magnifying effect on the power reserve indicator.
“With this new Big Bang MP-11, Hublot once more asserts its regal mastery of innovation, at both a technical level and in terms of aesthetics,” says Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. “By offering those that seek accomplishment a state-of-the-art material used in very high-tech applications, particularly in satellites, and by combining it with a manufacture movement with levels of performance that will go down in history, we are changing the face of our Art of Fusion.”
In order to obtain the unparalleled shade of green, transparency and radiance, Hublot mixed aluminium oxide, the basic component of sapphire, with rare-earth elements like thulium and holmium as well as chromium.
Limited to 20 units and water-resistant to 30 meters/100 feet, the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 SAXEM (ref. 911.JG.0129.RX). The entirely polished green SAXEM thus provides a characterful contrast to the bezel’s six H-shaped polished and microblasted black titanium screws, as well as to the black crown that combines titanium with rubber inserts.