Back in 2017, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot unveiled a new special edition collection to commemorate the inauguration of their new boutique in Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops in Las Vegas. With the new Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition watch, the brand was essentially offering enthusiasts four references of the same timepiece that offer different case materials and diamond options. One consistent component throughout the four new references was the impressive calibre HUB4100, an automatic movement that is at the heart of these special edition Hublot Big Bang Chronographs. Hublot has gained a reputation for its bold design choices over the years, some of which have split opinion, and these new Big Bang Las Vegas watches continued that trend.
Two of the variants were presented with a micro-blasted black ceramic case, while the other two were presented with a combination of ceramic and anodised aluminium, and these were set with a total of 212 black diamonds. All of the Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas watches measure at 44-mm wide by 14.6-mm thick, and they were also rated for 100m water resistance. The bezels on each of these watches varied too, once again ranging from fairly basic to elaborately extravagant. The simplest option is a black ceramic bezel that matche the more standard case, and the elaborate bezels are presented with anywhere between 48 and 114 diamonds set in them.
The most exclusive edition of the Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas, of which only one has been manufactured, has 48 baguette cut diamonds on the bezel. All of the watches are presented with a matte black dial that was finished with black applied hour markers and black luminescent paint, with the latter adding a rather faint glow to enhance legibility. Only the 7 hour marker is Arabic, and was finished with black diamonds. Furthermore, the black colour scheme on the dial was completed with the “satin-finished black plated hands with black luminescent”, and the images suggest that these were in brushed metal to make reading the dial an easier task.
All of the new Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas watches were limited editions. There were 21 pieces for the all-ceramic case edition, 1 piece for the baguette cut diamond case model, and 7 pieces each for the remaining two references. All of these watches were presented with an alligator strap and a rubber strap, and the pricing ranged from £14,000 for the ceramic edition to £50,000 for the 1-piece collection. The other two references are priced at £17,000 and £24,500. They sold out volumes!