The Hublot Big Bang GMT Replica is already available in titanium, carbon fiber, and precious metal, so this is the first time that it’s been rendered in ceramic — bead-blasted, no less, yielding a super-matte, skeletonized look that feels like it’d be more at home in the cockpit of the batmobile than on the wrist of an internationally renowned fashion designer.
Aesthetic aside, from a functional standpoint, the Big Bang GMT is one of the more unique Replica watches in Hublot’s stable, as its HUB1251 movement displays two time zones at once and enables the wearer to jump the hour hand forward or backward in single hour increments by engaging either of the pushers on the 3 o’clock side of the case.
What’s particularly neat about this movement is that it is essentiallyFake Hublot’s widely deployed in-house HUB1242 Unico movement with the column wheel and chronograph functions stripped out and replaced with a proprietary GMT module to yield the quick-adjust functionality.
Bear in mind that even with the added utility of the quick-adjust, this still isn’t a “true” GMT, as neither of the time zones is displayed in a 24-hour format, which is why there’s a skeletonized AM/PM indicator occupying the center of the dial around the hand stack to help keep things straight.
This Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Replica watch has 336 hours of power reserve: not a spec you see often. Providing this two-week power reserve takes seven series-coupled barrels, flipped on their sides and elevated from the flat dimension we have gotten used to seeing in most all other mechanical calibers.
Measuring just 10.92mm from caseback to the dome of the specially shaped sapphire front, the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 offers a case thickness comparable to classical — albeit much less complicated — references of watchmaking history.
The funny thing is that the Best Hublot Replica actually isn’t that complicated, as far as a pure numbers game is concerned. It packs 270 components and offers just one extra indication beyond hours and minutes: the power-reserve display.
As another unique feature of this innovative calibre, the balance is transposed to the dial side to create symmetry with the helical gear. A silicon escapement drives the balance to its 4 Hz frequency, with a fancy index-assembly system with the Hublot “H” integrated into it.
The Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Power Reserve 14 Days King Gold Jewellery, as its name once again implies, throws a lucky number of 222 diamonds into the mix — 172 diamonds are individually hand-set into the 18k King Gold case, which is Hublot’s own red gold alloy. Another 50 baguette-cut diamonds are channel-set into the bezel itself.
The 45mm case is as long as the Hublot Big Bang cases normally are. While you may get away with wearing a 44mm Luminor or 45mm Radiomir, the Hublot Replica Watch, with its integrated lugs, One Click quick-strap release system, and oval-shaped rubber straps make this a long-wearing case.