The initial Best Hublot Big Bang UNICO Magic Sapphire Replica Watch was all about celebrating the transparency of the sapphire crystal case, which extended into the dial, hands, and even strap. The Hublot Big Bang Magic Sapphire is your standard, easy to read and cool Hublot Big Bang with a black dial and strap, but with the transparent, virtually scratch-proof sapphire case.
Sapphire cases still cost more than things like metal or carbon fiber, but it is because of the lengthy and complicated machining process. It was followed up by a black « smoked » version called the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Sapphire All Black (hands-on here). Today, Hublot releases a brand new sapphire crystal-based Big Bang, and it’s easily my favorite yet with the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Magic Sapphire. With that said, this is still a limited edition given that the sapphire case is going to cost more than double most of your standard Hublot Big Bang UNICO Replica Watch.
The same was true in reverse for the Hublot Big Bang Replica Watch model. Now that Hublot is comfortable with people understanding the interesting appeal of a Big Bang watch made with a sapphire crystal case, they are able to make one that is a bit more legible and practical for daily wear.
If an Hublot Replica Watch is supposed to be about celebrating materials, modern machining technology, and also being boldly eye-catching, then this is indeed a success. You also need to get over the fact that enough people complain that it looks like plastic – in pictures, OK, but in reality, it really doesn’t, in my opinion. I’m not sure what is « magic » about it, but I can say that it is the sapphire Big Bang I wanted them to make. The first two models were artistic proofs of concept.