Hublot Big Bang – Learning the Material

The Swiss top watch brand Hublot 2014 watch-making class about the material of Hublot Big Bang was held in the National library of China ancient pavilion, to explore the secret of Hublot watch innovation material together and experience innovation beyond imagination. The Research and development department director of Hublot Mathias Buttet made personal appearance for the class and brought ideas about material innovation unprecedentedly for everybody there and closely felt the high pursuit of “fusion of art” of the Hublot watches.

Osmium belongs to the platinum family element, and there are only about 28 grams of osmium in 10000 tons of platinum ore, and the global proven reserves is only 8 cubic meters, with the annual output only 30 kg, among which the Hublot brand has 10 kg, because only Hublot watch has the right to buy it in the watch industry. As the world’s most rare metal, osmium is hard, and the density of 22.6 grams per cubic centimeter makes it being the heaviest metal and has the largest density in the nature (heavier than platinum, iridium and rhenium, etc.). Osmium crystal structure is intensive, and it is very stable in the air, therefore, osmium has unique blue luster that will never fade.

The forging process of the Hublot Carbon fiber is using the principle of multilayer to forging the carbon fiber components, and it needs to press the Multilayer carbon fiber (Up to 12 layers) into the mould during the process, and sets it into the polymerization furnace. The carbon fiber produced by this principle won’t produce bubble, so this material has more higher mechanical strength while having outstanding-performance uniformity. The interior of the carbon fiber processing is done by special numerical control machine tools of five main shafts, and all the parts of case and movement will be tested in the whole machining process. And each Hublot watch need to test three times for the waterproof during assembly.

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