The Magic Of Sapphire Hublot Watchmaking Class 2018

On December 5, 2018, Mr. Mathias Buttet, Director of Hublot Research and Development Department, came to Beijing to launch the 2018 Hublot Hublot at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum. In the watch class, Mr. Matthias Bute introduced Hublot’s extraordinary innovations in sapphire cutting technology, research and development of colored sapphires, and sapphire inlay technology. Media friends had a deep experience of Hublot’s outstanding craftsmanship and clear contemporary mechanical aesthetics through live experience.

Hublot’s 2018 watchmaking classroom activities

Launched Hublot’s 2018 watchmaking class at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum

Hublot’s 2018 watchmaking classroom activities

Hublot’s 2018 watchmaking classroom activities

Hublot’s 2018 watchmaking classroom activities

  Hard, wear-resistant and completely transparent sapphire, with a Vickers hardness of 2000, is one of the highest hardness materials, which is extremely difficult to process. In the development of Hublot’s brand, it has always challenged its limits and insisted on innovation. Through the grinding of magic gold and ceramic materials, Hublot has the technical ability to manufacture and mass produce hard materials. Facing sapphire, Hublot rewrites the history of watchmaking! Since 2016, Hublot has successfully integrated material innovation with extraordinary aesthetic concepts. Through the promotion of industrialization, it has continuously introduced new sapphire models, which has broken one after another in the sapphire cutting and coloring process. Maybe ‘, became the pioneer brand for mass production of sapphire cases in the watchmaking industry, and developed a blue sapphire watch that rewrites the history of watchmaking.
  ‘Innovation means overcoming numerous challenges. Every time we open up a new field is an adventure, but we never shrink back. We see limits and difficulties as a good opportunity to surpass ourselves. This is the cornerstone of Hublot’s success!’ —— Jean-G Mr. Jean-Claude Biver

Hublot Research and Development Director Mathias Buttet tells everyone the unique charm of sapphire

Hublot’s 2018 watchmaking classroom activities

  In 2016, the fusion of innovative watchmaking technology and cutting-edge material technology, the advent of Hublot Big Bang Unico sapphire watch subverted the use of sapphire watchmaking! In order to create this masterpiece, Hublot treats sapphire on an unprecedented scale, presenting a super wear-resistant and fully transparent watch, fully interpreting the beauty of ‘invisible’. Sapphire has the same hardness and scratch resistance as diamonds (the diamond has a Mohs hardness of 10 and a sapphire hardness of 9), and has never experienced a ‘so large size’ cut before. Hublot’s watchmaking factory and metallurgical department in Nyon, Switzerland have always adhered to innovation and pioneering new fields, successfully rewriting watchmaking history!

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Watch
  After Hublot became a pioneering brand for mass-producing sapphire cases in the watchmaking industry, less than a year after the release of the Big Bang Unico sapphire watch, Hublot has overcome the technical difficulties of mass-producing colored sapphires. Synthetic colored sapphire technology was born as early as 1902, but because the crystallization process is very unstable, it is difficult to obtain sapphires of similar colors even at the same time. In the past, the world has never produced more than 2 kg of colored sapphire. In 2017, Hublot broke the limit again and launched the Big Bang Unico blue sapphire watch. Hublot warms the raw material aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with iron (Fe) and titanium (Ti) to 2000-2050 degrees Celsius, and then crystallizes into colored sapphire, and retains the ultra-wear-resistant high hardness and complete transparency of the sapphire material. Permeability. The Big Bang Unico red sapphire watch launched at the same time created a flame-like red transparent sapphire case through the fusion of chromium (Cr) and alumina. Since then, Hublot has creatively endowed sapphire with rich color changes and reproduced the extraordinary results driven by the spirit of innovation.

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  In 2018, when the entire watch case made of sapphire has become the “base model” of Hublot, the launch of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy Watch once again demonstrates Hublot’s self-transcendence. 48 square gems, such as 48 non-falling stars, are set in the bezel in a unique way. The brilliance of the gemstones breaks open in the transparent sapphire crystal. The UNICO movement runs stably in its own ‘orbit’. The mystery of color and the mechanical beauty are subtly blended, and the dialectical philosophy of ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ is once again interpreted. .

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy Watch
  Also in 2018, Hublot creatively introduced breakthroughs in sapphire material to the field of ladies’ watches. The Big Bang One Click sapphire watch is made of transparent sapphire, pink sapphire or sky blue sapphire, and the watch bezel is set with 42 diamonds, which is dazzling.

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One-touch sapphire watch One-touch pink sapphire watch One-touch blue sapphire watch
  Since the birth of Hublot, it has continuously pushed into new ones, setting a precedent for the integration of watchmaking methods and materials. Rich watchmaking experience, infinite passion and forward-looking exploration spirit have become the eternal driving force for Hublot to create brilliant achievements. The persistent pursuit of ‘integrated art’ has pushed Hublot to bloom gorgeous mechanical beauty under breakthrough innovation!