Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10

By Montredo in Lifestyle
February 14, 2020
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10
That’s the spirit.

Hublot is by now not just flashy marketing. This could already be seen in 2016, with the release of the Big Bang Meca-10 in all of its diverse forms – the first watch to utilize the in-house HUB1201 movement with its 10 day power reserve.  Now Hublot has endowed a tonneau-shaped Spirit of Big Bang with these same innards, and thus presents the next watch in the line, which also proves to be much more than a loud accessory.

The Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 is an exciting new iteration of the Meca-10 series, based on a movement which continues the characteristic Hublot Industrial Design – with all the brutality that entails.  The HUB1201 was already convincing in the round case with its extreme skeletonization, including steel girder-like bridges with large holes offering a view of the two large barrels, which together allow for 10 days of power reserve and eliminate the need for an automatic rotor.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10
Looking like royalty.

Hublot didn’t just transplant the round movement into a tonneau-shaped case, though. Rather, they took all the time they needed to design the HUB1233, rearranging components as they saw fit.  One example is the power reserve mechanism, which utilizes a highly interesting and probably unnecessarily complex pinion rack – but the results speak for themselves.  The shape of the case contributes to the surprisingly high degree of wearability for a watch with a diameter of 45mm, especially in the pleasantly light titanium version.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10
It’s a kind of magic…

Hublot just wouldn’t be Hublot if they didn’t offer the full complement of modern materials: in addition to the titanium version for 22,700 €, you can also choose King Gold, a proprietary 18-carat red gold alloy, for the princely sum of 43,500 €, or the almost unobtrusive and assumedly most durable Black Magic, a sandblasted ceramic, for a mere 26,900 €.

If you are on the Hublot trip now, but petty cash won’t cover any of the above, we also have a few other Hublots in stock.

Technical specifications:

Case made of satinized and polished titanium, 18-carat rose gold or sandblasted black ceramic

45mm diameter, 14.45mm thickness

HUB1233 caliber, manual wind with 10 days power reserve, 3 Hz / 21,600 VPH, Time and Power Reserve indicators

 Skeletonized dial, anti-reflective sapphire crystal

 Sapphire crystal caseback

 Titanium folding clasp

 Water resistant to 50m / 5 ATM


 614.NX.1170.RX Titan, RRP 22,700 €

 614.OX.1180.RX King Gold, RRP 43,500 €  

614.CI.1170.RX Black Magic, RRP € 26,900 €