Hublot starts the year with a slim-fitting and sexy outfit. Three 40mm ‘Time Only’ Big Bang Integrals, a first for this collection. Thinner than ever before, these new additions are cased in yellow gold, titanium or ‘All Black’ ceramic versions, each of which have quite a unique impact on the wrist.

LVMH Watch Week 2022: Hublot Drops Three 40mm ‘Time Only’ Big Bang Integrals

The new collection, named ‘Time Only’, claims to focus on the essence of watchmaking: hours, minutes, seconds and the date, without losing any of the power of the watchmaker’s codes. However, since it does sport the date on the dial is the name ‘Time Only’ really apt?

LVMH Watch Week 2022: Hublot Drops Three 40mm ‘Time Only’ Big Bang Integrals

This collection also sees the return of the integrated bracelet, the true aesthetic signature of the Big Bang Integral. This iconic three-link bracelet mirrors the sharp edges of the case, echoing the vibrant and powerful architecture of the middle. Each link is individually polished and satin-finished, chamfered and bevelled, providing either matt or glossy complex, alternating surfaces to reflect every spark of light. The new 40 mm case is particularly well suited to this integrated bracelet which makes each composition more profound and incisive.

LVMH Watch Week 2022: Hublot Drops Three 40mm ‘Time Only’ Big Bang Integrals

“No-one was expecting it, so of course we did it: a Big Bang Integral that is more compact, vibrant and powerful than ever, at the same time as being more refined than any of its other timepieces. It has been a true exercise in watch design, retaining our aesthetic and technical grammar but in a totally new format for us. We pulled off the challenge, by creating a Big Bang Integral, which once again proves its versatility and modernity!” Ricardo Guadalupe HUBLOT CEO

LVMH Watch Week 2022: Hublot Drops Three 40mm ‘Time Only’ Big Bang Integrals

The new ‘Time Only’ Big Bang Integral is the epitome of Hublot, essential, intimate and powerful. Simplicity is clearly the guiding principle when it comes to the movement: these three ‘Time Only’ versions have a sapphire crystal on the face and back, where the Big Bang’s iconic oscillating weight is housed. Here you will find the perfectly adjusted compact calibre, manufactured by the watchmaker, in its new 40mm space which it fills entirely. Each surface is satin-finished to provide a matt finish on the dial for perfect legibility. The index, hands and date window of each version are finished in yellow gold, titanium or All Black ceramic. The ‘Time Only’ Big Bang Integral in titanium and yellow gold join the collection. The ‘All Black’ version, like all the All Blacks crafted by the watchmaker, is limited to 250 pieces.

Coming from a family of watch enthusiasts and pioneers, Kari, as fondly identified by the watch-community, has been a part of this mystical world of horology for almost two decades now. From watch magazines to books to Internationally acclaimed watch shows, Kari has founded, initiated and pioneered various such endeavours.