LVMH Watch Week has kicked off for 2021, and with it comes a powerful new slate of releases for Hublot. The model’s steady of 2021 novelties consists of all the pieces from easy three-handers to intricate tourbillon fashions, however few members of the model’s assortment are as technically spectacular because the Massive Bang MP-11 line. With an immense 14-day energy reserve and expertise tailored from the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari, the Massive Bang MP-11 packages a number of of the model’s top-level improvements right into a extra standard and wearable bundle.
For 2021, Hublot returns to the Massive Bang MP-11 with two new limited-edition variants, housing this mechanical showcase in two distinctive supplies. First up is the limited-edition Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Magic Gold, which provides the sturdiness and luster of the model’s proprietary gold alloy to the combo, whereas the limited-edition Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire gives a colourful and unimpeded view of the complete motion.
Each fashions share the Massive Bang’s signature 45mm faceted built-in case design, however using numerous supplies impacts the character of this way dramatically. The sturdy and opulent Magic Gold alloy used within the Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Magic Gold lends this acquainted form a way of imposing scale and presence whereas balancing themes of opulence and utility. The translucent sapphire case of the Massive Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire, however, appears in pictures to take full benefit of the numerous angles and chamfers within the case to replicate gentle like a reduce jewel. The mixture of its translucence and the sky-blue tone assist to inject the design with a lighter, extra playful really feel than its counterpart. Each fashions, nevertheless, endure from an underwhelming water-resistance score of solely 30 meters.
The Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Magic Gold and the Massive Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire each observe the identical skeleton dial sample as earlier entries within the MP-11 line. Timekeeping is relegated to the 12 o’clock subdial, which carries via conventional Massive Bang cues just like the skeleton ladder fingers. The gear prepare pokes via this floating ring of a subdial, including bits of flash suspended on futuristic black bridges. Totally half of the dial, nevertheless, is devoted to the huge sequential array of seven mainspring barrels. Stacked end-to-end, these type a steady line from one finish of the case to the opposite, capped by an eight o’clock energy reserve indicator flanked by outsized aggressive stencil textual content. The one actual distinction between the MP-11 Magic Gold and MP-11 Blue Sapphire, on this entrance, is the selection of accent coloration, with fingers, indices, and dial textual content matching the instances in gold and blue, respectively.
Whereas the manufacture MP-11 hand-wound motion inside each the Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Magic Gold and Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire is much from new, the engineering behind the powerplant stays spectacular. In fact, the seven linked mainspring barrels and the ensuing 14-day energy reserve are the celebs of the present, however the remainder of the motion additionally shows superior parts like a silicon lever escapement. In Hublot style, motion ornament is aggressive and avant-garde, with black-plated skeleton bridges and a steadiness in darkish ruthenium. Beat fee for the MP-11 motion stands at 28,800 bph.
Hublot pairs each the Massive Bang MP-11 Magic Gold and the Massive Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire with its built-in structured rubber straps, that includes a diagonal striped sample for added texture. For the MP-11 Magic Gold, this strap is in easy black, echoing the black accents of the case and permitting the gold tones to take the visible highlight. For a holistic look, the MP-11 Blue Sapphire’s rubber strap matches each the colour and the translucency of its case. Each straps are fitted with a black-plated titanium and ceramic deployant clasp.
Amidst a discipline of recent releases from the model for 2021, the limited-edition Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Magic Gold and Massive Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire present new aspects for one among Hublot’s most enduringly spectacular technical achievements. Each the Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Magic Gold and Hublot Massive Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire are restricted to 50 items every, out there now for order via approved sellers. MSRPs for the MP-11 Magic Gold and MP-11 Blue Sapphire begin at $89,500 and $132,000, respectively. For extra info, go to the brand’s website.