It’s a world “first”, and a technological and artistic achievement. The dream of combining key Hublot concepts – invisible visibility, “All Black”, watchmaking tradition and state-ofthe-art technology – has become reality thanks to the creativity, the ingenuity and a touch of the “crazy” which spurred on its designers to create such a masterpiece. The high level of micro-mechanic sophistication, combined with the dexterity of the human hand, has resulted in the One Million $ Black Caviar Bang.
Its setting is very complex. The difficulty resides in the unusual lines of the Big Bang case – round but with sharp angles. The white gold, one-piece construction of the case does not reveal one grain of gold, and the diamonds, cut in mysterious ways, seem to hold together as if by magic. The only visible feature is the black and deep tones of the diamonds, shining in their harmonious alignment.
This unique piece, which houses a Tourbillon, symbolises the fusion between watchmaking and jewellery, between tradition and technology, and between glittering and invisibility. The vibration which emanates from it gives rise to an emotion tinged with fascination. As Jean-Claude Biver says: “When each element is crafted individually and in coherence with the one right next to it, this is invisible from the outside but creates a vibration of harmony which is visible and gives rise to emotion in those who perceive it”.
Creating this exceptional watch demanded over 2000 hours of meticulous work, from design to final adjustment, without forgetting the research and development, programming of the machines, choice of tools, diamond cutting, optical checking of each part, and setting and casing. 544 VVS TW-IF quality baguette diamonds adorn the watch’s case, dial, crown and deployant clasp.
Case : 18K white gold set with 322 black diamond baguettes (25.11 cts)
Crystal : Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflection treatment
Back : 18K white gold with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflection treatment
Crown : 18K white gold set with 13 black diamond baguettes (1.7 cts)
Dial : 18K white gold, set with 179 black diamond baguettes (5.48 cts), circular arc setting at 10:00 indicating the power reserve
Hands : Faceted, rhodium-plated diamond polished skeleton hands
Movement : Mechanical, manufactured, manual winding, flying Tourbillon 60 seconds, special execution HUB Solo T
Dimensions : Diameter: 13 ¼ ’’’ (Ø 30.00 mm), Thickness : 7.10 mm
No. of components : 148
Number of stones : 24 rubies
Balance : Gyromax regulating inertia-block
Vibrations : 21,600 A/h (3Hz)
Tourbillon cage : Ø 13 mm
Power reserve : 120 hours
Strap : Adjustable smooth natural black rubber with Hublot logo
Clasp : 18K white gold with cover set with 30 black diamond baguettes (3.5 cts), 18K white gold deployant