Hublot and Samuel Ross Revisit Their Striking Big Bang Tourbillon Collaboration
In 2022, Hublot, known for its bold and striking watches, teamed up with British artist and designer Samuel Ross to create a unique and eye-catching version of the Big Bang Tourbillon. The original collaboration piece, limited to 50 pieces, stood out with its vibrant orange colorway and a highly skeletonized design featuring a honeycomb-shaped frame.
Building on the success of their first collaboration, Hublot and Samuel Ross have unveiled a new iteration of the Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A for 2023. This follow-up edition retains the distinctive skeletonized design but introduces a monochromatic gray hue for the case, paired with interchangeable straps in three different colors: black, white, and neon green.
Evolution of the Design
The new Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A by Samuel Ross (ref. 428.NX.0101.RX.SRA23) maintains the overall design and construction of its predecessor. The 44mm micro-blasted titanium case retains its 30-meter water resistance and features sapphire crystals on both the dial side and the screw-on caseback. The rubberized grip on the winding crown now matches the monochromatic gray aesthetic of the case.
A Showcase of Precision
The skeletonized honeycomb-pattern titanium plate, visible through the sapphire caseback, serves as the baseplate for the movement and visually connects the different sections of the external case. It also provides a backdrop for the various movement components that appear to float above it on the dial side of the watch.
Powering the new Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A is the same in-house Caliber HUB6035 automatic movement found in the previous Samuel Ross edition and other Big Bang Tourbillon models. This 264-component movement operates at 21,600vph (3 Hz) with a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. It features a tourbillon at 6 o'clock and a micro-rotor prominently displayed at the 12 o'clock position.
Interchangeable Straps for Customization
The new Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A comes with three interchangeable rubber straps in black, white, and neon green. The straps feature a ventilated center section that echoes the skeletonized honeycomb pattern of the case, and they employ Hublot's quick-release system for easy detachment and attachment.
Limited Edition and Pricing
Like its predecessor, the new Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A by Samuel Ross is a limited edition of 50 pieces. With its additional titanium case components and the trio of interchangeable straps, the new model is priced at $127,000 USD. While this price tag is undoubtedly high, it reflects the unique and unusual design of the watch and aligns with the overall pricing of Hublot's Big Bang Tourbillon collection.