The movements story

Designed by
Hublot

The culmination of any integrated watch manufacturer is to be able to equip its watches with exclusive movements made within its own ateliers. From self-winding chronograph movements to striking high-complication pieces and unique never-before-seen horological concepts, the traditional art of watchmaking is reinvented in a 21st century context within the walls of the Hublot manufacture.

01.Unico Movement

The Unico boasts several unique features that make it a truly oustanding mechanical movement.

02.CLASSICO ULTRA-THIN SKELETON

A wonderful demonstration of the principle of fusion between Tradition and Modernity.

03.SKELETON TOURBILLON

A refined, graphic and ultramodern design for the queen of traditional Haute Horlogerie complications

04.SKELETON CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON

Revisited a resolutely contemporary spirit.

05.CATHEDRAL MINUTE REPEATER TOURBILLON

The power of the double cathedral chime for an exceptional clarity of its tone.

06.Ferrari Movement

The unique power reserve lasts an incredible 50 days - a new world record in Horology.

07.AERO MOON PHASE

A full calendar displaying the moon phases, as well as simple date and day and month indications

08.ALARM REPEATER

The Alarm Repeater movement is the fusion of two functional complications: a mechanical alarm clock and a second time zone.

09.TOURBILLON POWER RESERVE 5 DAYS

This proprietary movement is a traditional tourbillon, features a beautiful skeleton and a practical power reserve indicator.

Intricate movements

In Action

Requiring over 2 years of research and development, the in-house Unico movement is in a league of its own

Consisting of no less than 330 individually assembled components, the original Unico movement features an integrated flyback chronograph with a column-wheel mechanism positioned on the dial side of the movement; something of a rarity in the world of haute horlogerie. Since its creation, the Unico movement has also been made with additional functions and complications, including a world-time GMT and a patented bi-retrograde chronograph for timing football matches.

« Hublot's strength resides in its very clear identity - the art of fusion - this unique ability to create timepieces which combine tradition and innovation. »
Ricardo Guadalupe
Chief executive officer
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The process

Designing a
movement

From the idea and the first pencil stroke, Hublot’s micro-technology engineers and designers put together a dossier of plans that will be used to manufacture the components of a new movement.

  • 10 people

    It takes over 10 people across all fields to design and develop a bespoke Hublot movement.

  • 2 years

    It took a total of 2 years to design the Hublot Unico Flyback Chronograph movement.

DESIGN ENGINEER CREATING THE AUTOCAD BLUEPRINT
DESIGN ENGINEER CREATING THE AUTOCAD BLUEPRINT

Designing a movement

The conception of a movement begins with an idea put onto paper in rough pencil sketches, with a clear vision in mind in terms of desired basic functions, complications and a general shape or aesthetic direction. Once the basic movement design is established, the micro-engineers and draftsmen put together a precise blueprint of the movement and its individual components, as well as the methodology for their production and assembly.

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