Hublot’s new Hulot Big Bang Unico Magic City captures Miami’s vibrant spirit with its unique design and advanced mechanics.
Miami’s vibrant energy and stunning sunsets inspire Hublot’s latest masterpiece, the all-new Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic City. This exclusive 35-piece limited edition watch is a tribute to the “Magic City,” known for its affluent appeal. Available only in Miami at Hublot boutiques and online, it’s a symbol of the city’s dynamic spirit. Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Magic City is a fusion of Miami’s pulsating energy and Hublot’s innovative craftsmanship. At its core is the Unico HUB1280 movement, boasting a 72-hour power reserve. This movement, with its skeletonized design, showcases the intricate workings of the watch in stunning detail. The watch’s dial, featuring an ombre sunset motif, mirrors the city’s vibrant skies, seamlessly blending colors in a display of contemporary style.
True to Hublot’s “Art of Fusion” philosophy, this limited-edition release is a balanced blend of advanced materials and design. Its 42mm case is crafted from micro-blasted and polished black ceramic. This watch is ready for Miami’s lifestyle, water-resistant up to 10 ATM/100 M, perfect for beach outings. With two straps – a classic black rubber and a vivid pink and blue calf leather inspired by Miami’s “Tropical Deco” , it pays homage to the city’s unique color palette and architectural heritage. Limited to a mere 35 pieces, the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic City is currently available with a price tag of $24,700. View all luxury watches currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY Discovery by clicking the link below.
Amidst the bustle of Design Miami 2023, Hublot launched a new limited edition watch in tribute to the vibrant city. The new Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic City has an ‘80s inspired (think Miami Vice) color scheme on the dial and is housed in a sleek black ceramic case. Naturally, since this is a limited edition watch the production numbers are going to be low at only 35 pieces produced.
The basics of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic City are in line with the standard model: a 42mm wide case that measures 14.5mm thick with 100 m of water resistance. The in-house HUB1280 chronograph movement was totally redone a few years back in order to be properly housed in the smaller 42mm case (previous iterations were 45mm). An integrated flyback column wheel chronograph , the HUB1280 is comprised of 354 components and has a 72-hour power reserve.
The real magic, so to speak, about this limited edition is the playfully retro purple and blue color scheme on the dial. And then there is my favorite touch, which is the bi-color palm tree at 9 o’clock where the running seconds sub-dial is. The watch comes with a classic black rubber strap but it’s the gradient strap that transitions from hues of pink, light purples, and blue that matches the dial that brings the whole piece together.
Hublot showed excellently balanced restraint in designing the Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic City which is demonstrated by the question I always ask myself when judging a themed limited edition: does the watch stand on its own? The Magic City certainly does and as my esteemed colleague Zach Blass noted, it’s perfectly timed with the release of the new Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer that dropped a few days ago.