The Essential Grey features a variation in style in luminous grey and is exclusively available online. A unique approach to watchmaking for a handful of collectors who make each vintage their own.

The Essential Grey collection was born of this premise: a single colour, a single model, once a year, through a single channel. It’s an approach that appeals both to the most discerning collectors, who make all the vintages their own, one after the other to form a collection that’s as consistent as it is complete, and to the more occasional fans of the ‘Essential Grey’ line, who are aware of its recurrence and patiently await the arrival of the model that suits them perfectly.

This year, it’s Spirit of Big Bang’s turn to be part of the Essential Grey line. This historic collection, the only one in Hublot’s barrel shape, is made from 100% titanium: including the case, bezel, screws, crown, push-pieces, case-back and folding clasp. The idea is to use the chromatic properties of titanium, the soft, radiant grey that the Manufacture wished to sandblast and grind, as a natural and obvious base for the Essential Grey version. For the occasion, the rubber strap has been matched, lined with black thread on the outer edge to mark the vanishing line.

When it comes to the movement, Hublot has carefully treated all the components in the same way. However, to preserve the timepiece’s legibility, the Manufacture has introduced very subtle variations to this Essential Grey, notably on the date disc (window at half-past four), on the chronograph counters (minutes at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock), while playing with the multiple finishes: mirror polished, drawn lines, graining, luminescent hour markers, rhodium-plated hands and a play on the different levels of depth.

Only 100 copies will be available, exclusively online at hublot.com.