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Elton John – Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire

Legendary singer, songwriter, and pianist Sir Elton John is wearing a 45mm Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire limited to 100 pieces worldwide.

The movement, visible in the skeletonized dial, offers a power reserve of 50 hours, and this is also the first time in the history of watchmaking that sapphire has been colored yellow.

About The Watch

This latest brilliant yellow sapphire timepiece from Hublot should not even be a surprise. This is mainly because the brand is well-versed in using color and components. However, the watch’s brilliance on the wrist will definitely shock you. According to Hublot, the introduction of this latest Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire wristwatch has brought the company “A bit near the sun.” Actually, they could have created the most glistening sapphire color so far.

Hublot debuted its first sapphire-cased pieces with color a year afterward, in 2017, presenting shades of smoky black, red and blue. Hublot has now released the strikingly stunning main color yellow in a sapphire casing, following considerably extra time devoted to development and testing.

Hublot blended sapphire crystal using aluminum and copper oxide to get the sun-drenched hue, making the component among the industry’s strongest and most scratch-resistant ones. The watch actually ranks second solely to a diamond, which ranks 10 on the Mohs hardness scale and scratch tolerance in terms of these characteristics. The material is also incredibly light, weighing only 107 grams on the wrist.

The HUB 4700 Hublot self-winding skeletal Chrono movement, inspired by the renowned Zenith El Primero caliber as well as highly customized by Hublot in its Nyon, Switzerland, factories, powers the 42-mm piece. It runs with a remarkable 36,000 vibrations per hour to ensure perfect precision. Additionally, it operates the chronograph components and regulates the date shown in a register at 4.30.

The gears, rotors, and bridges can all be seen thanks to the open-worked movement. Aside from the exterior chapter rim of every Chrono subdial, which is black and features yellow numbers and enables info viewing, the subdials are clear as well. In contrast to the movement, the hands, markings, rings, and Hublot emblem are all bright yellow. Furthermore, the Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire wristwatch has a clear yellow liner and a 50-meter water resistance rating.

At 4 o’clock, just on the dial, the Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire wristwatch features a calendar window and chronograph functionalities. It has a 50-hour power reserve as well as a titanium crown with pushers that have been black-plated. Moreover, it has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Overall, a deeper view of this watch exposes the exquisite craftsmanship used to make the sapphire casing and integrate the strap for a flawless appearance. For a constant sequence of black, yellow, and transparency, black titanium was used to manufacture the titanium screws keeping the casing intact.

Hublot will produce only 100 pieces of the Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire. This is due to the time-consuming and costly nature of creating the sapphire casing.

Market price: $128,000.00 USD

Watch reference: 601.JY.0190.RT

Photo: Sir Elton John

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