9 April 2024



The Big Bang Integrated Time Only is back. It embodies the original DNA of the Big Bang, with a solid dial and integrated bracelet, in a new 38-mm version that represents the foundations of Hublot's success.


Iconic with an adventurous look, 38mm of elegance and materials that are at the heart of the Art of Fusion. The exceptional Big Bang has helped build Hublot’s reputation, and today we witness a new shift for the watchmaker with the striking evolution of a classic.


The Big Bang Integrated Time Only represents the essence of Hublot. Naturally, it has all the features of a "Big Bang": the powerful case with its two "ears" on either side, the bezel adorned with its six H-shaped functional screws, the large skeleton hour and minute hands accompanied by their seconds hand finished with the Manufacture's signature counterpoise, all the even-numbered indices from 2 to 12 on the dial, and the rubber on the crown. But this 'essence' is not just limited to these aesthetic codes: Today, this essence makes it possible to reduce the diameter from 40 mm to 38 mm.


Although quite rare in Hublot's collections, this is a natural choice. It was already the standard in the 1980s, when the brand was taking off. Secondly, it's a diameter that fits everyone: If the great collectors only choose pieces between 38 and 41 mm, it's because universal elegance lies there, in those three millimetres. There's something here for every culture and every wrist size. Finally, it's a unisex diameter. Hublot has always been at the forefront of this watchmaking vision. The brand's current collections are not classified by gender. They can be filtered by the client’s desires, but it is important to remember that these pieces are imagined as being universal.


The six new Big Bang Integrated Time Only models have been created with this vision. The case and bracelet are integrated – inspiring the name of the model – and both are made from the same material. There are two versions in brushed titanium, with a black or a blue dial. The next two versions are in King Gold, available with these same two dial colourways. The dial of the Big Bang Integrated Time Only is made of soft ferromagnetic steel. The movement is thus optimally protected against magnetic fields, preserving its chronometric precision from these external influences. For the first time, the Big Bang Integrated Time Only will be equipped with a new movement – the HUB1115, which has undergone a major quality upgrade in terms of its technical and aesthetic features. The main improvements take the form of a brand-new oscillating weight bearing and a stronger mainspring enabling the power reserve to be extended to 48 hours. All the finishes have been revamped, including a satin finish on the bridges and an anthracite ruthenium coating.


The last two versions are in ceramic. The first version is entirely navy blue, with a blue dial, perfectly in keeping with Hublot's original maritime spirit. The second and final version features "Black Magic" – a style dear to Hublot which runs through all the Manufacture's collections. With a case, bracelet and dial in deepest black, this is the first Big Bang Black Magic ever created on a watch measuring 38 mm – a diameter previously only available on rare Classic Fusion models.


“For the last 40 years, Hublot has shown itself to be unique and different. And that's what we do best. But, does that mean that's all we can do? Certainly not! The original Big Bang – the ultimate in simplicity and efficiency – is still eagerly sought after by all our customers. We have had a series of 40-mm models, and we're now offering six 38-mm variations. “"Classic" is a word I never use for Hublot, but it's true in this case: The Big Bang Integrated Time Only is truly a classic!”

Ricardo Guadalupe