Carbon or titanium? The Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT lets you choose

Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT
the carbon version is executed in blue and mat black

The world has become a very small place. It has become so easy to travel around the globe but because of all the different time zones it is still difficult to adept to keep in sync. Physically, mentally AND watch-wise. That’s why you need a Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT for instance.

The new Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT has no difficulty constantly moving back and forth between time zones. Hublot came up with a simple solution to a complex problem thanks to a patented, proprietary GMT module. All it takes is the push of a button – at 2 o’clock to move forward by one-hour increments or at 4 o’clock to move back – and the second time zone is updated. Local time is set independently of the other hands, hence there is no need to synchronise all the hands at every change in time zone.

Locals and travellers

Hublot has not only made GMT easy to use, it has optimised legibility too. Local time is shown by the main hand while home time is indicated by a second, arrow-shaped hand that is correlated to a day/night disc. Now travellers know the time in their two zones at a glance. All this simplicity is made possible by the automatic in-house UNICO HUB 1251 calibre. It is made with 339 components and guarantees 72-hour power reserve.

Two variations

The Big Bang Unico GMT comes in two variations and bot are easily recognizable travellers because of the satin-finished, polished titanium or carbon fibre, water-resistant to 100 metres 45mm case. The titanium bezel is with engraved ‘Dual Time’ and the carbon fibre version has ‘Dual Time’ inscribed in white lacquer. The titanium Big Bang shows a skeleton blue and anthracite grey dial, and the carbon version is executed in blue and mat black.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.