Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT: Malaysia Price And Review

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Practical and cool, what more could you ask for?

Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT
One of the coolest GMTs we’ve seen this year is definitely the Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT. Though typical of the brand to create a watch that stresses on aesthetics and design, the Big Bang Unico GMT performs brilliantly in the practicality department as well.

Compared to the first Unico GMT watch by Hublot, which was the King Power Unico GMT, this new take is a much more subtle and less avant-garde watch. It uses an in-house Hublot UNICO calibre HUB1251 automatic movement that features a fully integrated dual time zone complication with a 72-hour power reserve. Made from 339 parts and operating at 4Hz, the movement is fully visible via the caseback and skeletonised dial that teases the intricacies of this movement

Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT
As with most GMT watches, two hour hands indicate local (main hand) and home (arrow-tipped hand) time. Now what makes this watch quite unique is the special day and night disc used to indicate AM or PM in the second time zone. A rather practical feature, especially for GMTs that don’t use a 24-hour format, as the disc offers a clear and convenient way for the user to tell the two time zones apart.

Another cool feature we like is the two pushers used to set the local time. The button at two o’clock advances the local hour hand in hourly increments, while the other button at four o’clock moves it back by the same—a pretty nifty function that makes the watch user-friendly and simple to understand.

While some might fuss about the lack of the date function, we think it’s a good decision as the dial design would be too messy if a date window was incorporated. Plus, when dealing with different time zones, dates can be rather confusing to set.

Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT
The watch comes in two 45mm iterations—a carbon fibre version and a titanium sports option (above). Featuring hues of anthracite gray and deep blue, its hard not to be impressed by how sophisticated the Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT looks. The carbon fibre model features a 12-hour graduated bezel with white transferred numbers, while the titanium one features the same bezel in titanium and engraved numerals, making it absolutely gorgeous.

Lastly, the timepiece also features an interchangeable strap system that allows for a quick and easy change in a matter of seconds. With a quick press on the push piece located at six or 12 o'clock on the case, the strap is released and you can swap it immediately—fuss-free and convenient, just the way we like it.

Case

45mm satin-finished and polished titanium or carbon fibre

Dial

Skeleton blue and anthracite grey (Titanium) or skeleton blue and matte black (Carbon Fibre)

Movement

Self-winding HUB 1251, UNICO movement

Strap

Ribbed black and blue rubber with titanium deployant buckle or carbon fibre and black PVD with titanium deployant buckle

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, second time zone, day/night indicator

Power reserve

72 hours

Price

RM84,500 (Titanium), RM97,900 (Carbon Fibre)
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Sim Wie Boon

Sim Wie Boon loves classy dress watches from timeless Swiss and Japanese marques. Wrist affections aside, he finds comfort in quiet rainy evenings with a hot cup of coffee and a stable internet connection.



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