The 42mm-shaped case of the Spirit of Big Bang is made of titanium and is where Chen Fenwan’s colorful dragon interpretation unfolds. It keeps its cool signature features – 6 screws on the bezel, rubber bumpers on the side, and a mix of satin-brushed, polished, and sandblasted finishes. The case is 13.8mm thick, but it works out given its curvy, ergonomic design.
The dragon takes center stage on the layered dial, rocking the features of nine different animals. There are prawn eyes, deer horns, bull mouth, and more. Chen seamlessly blends the dial and movements with cogs and screws doing double duty as dragon eyes and a flowy mane. The dragon’s head pops out in 3D relief, painted in bold pink, blue, and frosty grey.
The dragon’s snaky tail extends to the black rubber strap and highlights the marquetry scales matching the dial. Each scale is hand-colored and nano-vulcanized onto the strap, taking craftsmen up to eight hours — per strap! Powering this beast is the automatic HUB1710, based on Zenith Elite calibre 670. It’s a reliable, slim, and modular automatic calibre, beating at 28,800vph with a 50-hour power stash.
The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon is limited to 88 pieces and costs MYR 150,000. For more, visit Hublot.