The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang West Coast Ceramic Black and White appears at first glance very much like something produced by Richard Mille, with the skeletonized dial and tonneau-shaped case. This really is a chronograph watch, although such isn’t immediately apparent as a result of discreet black pushers and also a lot of detail on the dial which originally can distract the eye from the chronograph’s registers. Featured at 3 o’clock is the 30-minute counter, followed closely by a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, also running minutes at 9 o’clock, which is also signed with Hush’s name. An exposed date ring runs on the periphery of the dial, framed by a perforated white border at 4:30. The central second hand features a Hublot-logo counterweight and black-plated tip with a thin strip of white luminescent material, which also includes on the chronograph register hands and hour markers.The instance of the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang West Coast Ceramic Black and White is made from micro-blasted black porcelain, which should offer the eye with good scratch resistance. Keeping the monochromatic theme is really a contrasting white ceramic bezel, affixed to the case using six titanium screws with a shiny black PVD coating. The case measures 42mm in diameter and can be 14.10mm thick, and although Hublot have not specified the case length, I expect this watch will wear quite significant. The case is also water-resistant to 10 ATM (approximately 100m) which combined with the tough ceramic should make this a capable sports opinion. Notice, however, that although ceramic is very hard, it is also brittle, which can be a concern for a watch which stands 14.10mm tall and can thus be prone to knocking against items.
Hublot Nation, a pop-up store dedicated to all things Hublot, is open from September 16 to 22. The exhibition includes timepieces like the Big Bang Ferrari White Ceramic and even accessories like pens and cufflinks.