When it comes to Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde Chronograph Watch, the stir the watch made in 2014 is still vivid in our minds. The black ceramic version is limited to 200 numbered pieces. Hublot fused outstanding materials and an excellent in-house Unico movement HUB1260 into the Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde chronograph watch. To this day, it’s one of the most popular Hublot watches.
Model: 412.CQ.1127.RX Ceramic Carbon
Case: “Big Bang Unico” – 45 mm diameter, 18K King Gold or Black ceramic – both polished and satin-finished.
Bezel: Carbon fiber with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal: Anti-reflective Sapphire
Bezel lugs: Black composite resin
Crown: Black PVD titanium with black over-molded rubber and Hublot logo
Case back: Black ceramic– both satin-finished. Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflection coating
Dial: Black, matt and satin-finished, Yellow retrograde display and minute hand, Green retrograde display and second hand
Movement: HUB1260 UNICO Manufacture self-winding movement, Bi-retrograde movement with central chrono
Components: 385 (44 jewels)
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
Strap: Structured and ribbed natural black rubber
Clasp: Black PVD titanium deployant buckle with 18K King Gold or carbon fiber insert
I analyze the fake Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde watch from a replica website by comparing with the original version. I hope what I wrote will help you on learning replica or fake watches.
CASE & DIAL
Fake or replica watches are divided into five grades according to quality and performance, the fake Hublot watch just ranks the fourth place. This is because the fake Hublot Big Bang Unico watch has poor-made appearance. The fake version bears general features like the original edition, but it has poor detailed finishes. The original dial in gray boasts delicate colors, refined craftsmanship and clear areas comparison, but the fake looks low-end because of rough workmanship and chromatic aberration. We can get direct differences from the 60-second/minute arc area, especially an added hand in silver. Below the arc area, three rubies, the small aperture and the small area have big differences from the real. The fake watch has a smaller sub-dial whose bezel is different largely from the real. What’s worse, the sub-dial at 9 o’clock in the fake dial has no hand. It’s obvious that the two parts below 6 O’clock and above 12 O’clock are also different form the original. The real has a yellow pusher at 2 O’clock, but the fake has a gold one. If you are careful to watch some details, you will find more differences.
Hublot is quite serious about selecting materials, so the Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde chrono is equipped with special-grade natural rubber band with slim strips. The special rubber with resistance to heat, coldness, pressure and wear doesn’t do harm on human skin and extends its service life. On the contrary, rubber band of the fake watch doesn’t feature those.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde FIFA World Cup 2014 Black Men’s Watch is equipped with HUB1260, an in-house bi-retrograde movement with central chronograph which took engineers and master watchmakers 18 month to finish. The movement patented by Hublot deserved to be a pioneer on the bi-retrograde technology. With long-term operations and filtering for excellent materials and functions, the time displays precisely without any influence, and power consumption and frictional drag are reduced to the minimum. When the yellow button is pressed, the yellow minute hand and the green second hand will go along the arc path. When second hand reaches up to 60 seconds every time, it will jump back to zero and continue to go along. The same to the yellow minute hand. A small aperture at 12 o’clock also shows the period of time that is being measured: first half, half time, second half and match end. This is selected using the yellow pusher. As for the fake Hublot watch, it’s equipped with Quartz (Battery) Kinetic movement from JAPAN. The swing of arms provides power reserve for the watch as you walk. The movement has the chronograph, but the central hands go around the round dial. In fact, the 60-second/minute arc is a decorative pattern.