A Elegant Timepiece Of Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Moonphase Men's Replica
It was back in 2011 that Hublot Men's Replica came out with the replica watch that eventually became the "Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang." I recall the event in Geneva when Jean-Claude Biver announced that he "accepted" a request to produce a replica watch that was something along the lines of "what if Hublot produced a replica watch inspired by Richard Mille?" The two high-end replica watch makers tend to offer products at very different price points (though both very high-end) and enjoy a mutual respect of one another. The resulting creation was the "Hublot Masterpiece" which I was able to debut hands-on here. It also served as a direct predecessor to the Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Moonphase replica watch that we see here today.
The Hublot Masterpiece was a rather large tonneau-shaped Hublot Big Bang Replica timepiece with a tourbillon (of course). It was the first tonneau-shaped replica watch from Hublot, and I wasn't sure if it was the start of something new, or just a one-time experiment for collectors. Today Hublot has a few tonneau-shaped replica watches under its belt, and continues to produce a handful of them under the "Spirit Of Big Bang" collection. The "Masterpiece" name lives on, and eventually turned into the "MP-01, MP-02, etc..." moniker. The last Hublot MP replica watch that I recall in a tonneau-shaped chase was the Hublot MP-06 for Senna from 2013.
The original Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang came in a 45mm wide case, that given the long dimensions of a tonneau-style case was rather big for most wrists. This particular collection of Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Moonphase replica watches sees the debut of a smaller, much more wearable 42mm wide tonneau-shaped case (water resistant to 100 meters). Currently these newer Spirit Of Big Bang Moonphase replica watches come in two versions with one model in titanium and the other in 18K King Gold (basically red gold).
For me the real winner in this timepiece is the case and overall wearing experience. I am not sold on the particular assortment of complications, but the dial design and concept is otherwise compelling. The Spirit Of Big Bang Moonphase does not contain an in-house made movement, but rather a base Swiss ETA (or equivalent) that has been modified for decorative purposes and given a module for the complications in addition to the time. You can view the movement, which Hublot refers to as their HUB1770 automatic, through the sapphire crystal exhibition window on the rear of the case. The movement operates at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 50 hours.