Review: Hublot – Big Bang Alarm RepeaterWritten by Alvin Wong
Hublot dabbles in decibels with the Big Bang Alarm Repeater, with aural oomph that more than measures up to the collection’s renowned ostentation.
Measuring 45.5mm across, and loaded with dual-time zone and alarm functions, the watch is a departure from the chronographs that dominate the Big Bang range. The collection’s famous open-worked aesthetic looks stunning with the intersecting off-centered sub-dials, according it a futuristic/industrial vibe. Function-wise, the watch is a breeze to use: a pusher at ‘2’ sets the second-time zone while the one at ‘4’ activates the alarm. Everything else is controlled by the crown. Pictured here is the version in titanium case with ceramic bezel.
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