This movement is delineated by the in-house caliber 565DR, an automatic movement with a platinum peripheral oscillating rotor and an 80-hour power reserve. In addition to the sapphire crystal-cased version of the MP-05 La Ferrari, the big "transparent" news from Hublot for 2016 is this all-sapphire-cased version of the Big Bang UNICO. Rendering a uniquely original tone out of those thousands would then serve as the underlying basis for the materials and design of the watch itself. As a matter of fact, the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Sapphire reference 411.JX.4802.RT might be the most affordable all-sapphire-cased watch to date. Well-made and with great detail, this replica watch is definitely worth the money and it is probably one of the best looking replica watches out there.
Not wanting to merely respond to the sapphire crystal-cased watch trend, there is a more poetic angle to the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Sapphire that echoes an area where Hublot was an innovator about a decade ago. Better news is that, if you recall, the Replica Hublot Big Bang UNICO case is fitted with a tool-less quick-release system for the straps. Back when the Hublot Big Bang first came on the scene was the same time that Jean-Claude Biver helped introduce the all-black "phantom" watch concept. I recall a few years ago when he gave his speech about how all-black watches represented "visible invisibility."
We don't have an exact image of the dial, however the above image from the PAM849 matches the same description. For Hublot the antonym of an all-black watch isn't an all-white watch. While there have been all-black "phantom" Big Bangs, I don't recall there being any all-white models. I don't think "transparency" will become the new "all-black," however it is a cool concept and admittedly works quite well for the Big Bang UNICO. This helps explain why the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Sapphire doesn't just have an all-sapphire crystal three-part case, however as well transparent elements on the dial such as the hands and even the strap. As a timepiece maker it is a fascinating company that has done a lot and gained a laudable amount of popularity for a high-end exclusive watch maker.
My merely issue with sapphire crystal-cased watches has nothing to do with the fact that to the lay person these might be mistaken for plastic. All I can say is that because the case is sapphire crystal it benefits from being extremely hard and scratch-resistant. It is true that from a distance it would be hard to know whether or not the watch is inexpensive plastic, or difficult-to-machine and very hard sapphire crystal. It might not look pretty at first sight, but deep-down it's beautiful.
I think on a black alligator strap with white stitching the Replica Hublot Big Bang UNICO Sapphire will look quite cool. Instead, my issue is with the strap. Hublot, like several others, has felt compelled to complete the transparent theme with a transparent strap. While these help complete the effect, I don't find them particularly attractive or necessary.
Thus like ceramic-cased watches (sapphire is even harder), the case of the Hublot Replica watches will likely age quite well.I would advise anyone interested in this otherwise super cool watch to quite abandon the strap for whatever else they wanted. Therefore, you can easily fit whatever strap you like to the watch - assuming you buy it from Hublot replica watches, as the strap connection system is proprietary. The good news about a transparent colorless watch is that any strap choice you want will fit with it!