Unico Movement

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"Requiring several years of research and development to come up with and perfect a movement that can be serially manufactured, the Unico boasts several unique features that make it a truly outstanding mechanical movement."  
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A movement like no other.

The culmination of any integrated watch manufacture is to be able to equip its watches with exclusive movements designed and manufactured entirely by its team of engineers and watchmakers. For Hublot, the Unico is that movement.

Requiring several years of research and development to come up with and perfect a movement that can be serially manufactured, the Unico boasts several unique features that make it a truly outstanding mechanical movement.

Conceived and manufactured entirely within the walls of the Hublot manufacture, the Unico makes the most of the latest in high-tech automated and semi-automated processes as well as traditional watchmaking skills to manufacture and assemble the components into a finished, functioning mechanism.

With a modernistic design featuring geometric cutouts that allow a more immersive view into its inner workings, the Unico is given an equally cotemporary finish by means of dark electroplated surface treatments with a matte finish and circular satin-brushed gears.

Consisting of ne 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.

The Unico movement features a bi-directional automatic winding system that takes considerably less time and motion to wind the mainspring within the single barrel, which provides 70 hours of power when fully wound.

Another ingenious feature of the Unico movement is the removable escapement module, which allows the balance and escape wheels to be easily removed for repairs and replacement if necessary, without having to take the rest of the movement apart.

The Unico movement has since been made with additional functions and complications, including a world-time GMT and a patented bi-retrograde chronograph for timing football matches.

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