The Spirit of Big Bang Cristal d’Or is a work of watchmaking art in which the craftsmen have subdued nature.
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Hublot continues to create what previously seemed impossible: this time the manufacturer has subjugated the natural process. It is believed that gold can crystallise only over a long period, which is not even comparable to the length of a human life. Gold crystallizes in nature for tens of millions of years.
However, the Swiss watch brand managed to create a gold crystal and practically performed an alchemical miracle. It is the basis of the brand’s new models. Hublot specialists have developed a technology that literally replicates the process of natural crystallization, but significantly speeds it up. When the 24-carat gold is heated, it evaporates and the gold atoms form a gaseous substance and, when cooled, form an angular structure. A selection process then takes place, and the best crystals (20 percent of the total) become part of the watch model.
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The Spirit of Big Bang Cristal d’Or has a lacquered dial covered in gold crystals. This technology has been in development for a year and now uses around twenty coats of lacquer, which becomes invisible after polishing.
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The tonneau-shaped case echoes all the basic design cues of the legendary Big Bang: six H-head screws on the bezel, the emblematic “H” and the sandwich construction of the case. Black ceramic and a rubber-lined alligator strap complete the model.