Special Replia Watch here- Hublot Big Bang Meca-10
The replica Hublot describes their Meccano-inspired Big Bang Meca-10 as a ‘transitional object’. It’s an interesting choice of phrase. You could take it literally and assume that the fake Hublot is referring to the watch as a way for people who obsessed with Meccano and technical constructions when they were younger to move into some more grown-up gadgets. Or you could interpret that it’s talking about a transitional object for Hublot the brand, and their design language. We are erring on the side of the latter. You see, we suppose the Big Bang Meca-10 is quite a great watch. With a deep new movement and a look that somehow seems even more confident and assured, we can’t help but wonder whether this is the beginning of the next chapter of Big Bang?
What dial? But seriously folks, it looks like Hublot forgot to include the dial when they cased up these replica watches. And honestly, we’re so glad they did. Because the view of the pinions, gears, wheels, and springs draws you in with seemingly endless, enthralling detail. And Hublot replica is totally right; if you were the sort of kid that loved making complex Meccano or Lego creations then you’ll find a lot to love here. Heck, even if you’re a fan of Hublot’s industrial style, this playground of intricate parts has a lot to keep you entertained.
So that’s the form covered off, but how about the function? Well, time-telling is surprisingly legible thanks to the super-wide handset. In terms of other functions, and there’s running small seconds at nine, and not one but two power reserve indicators. The obvious one at six, which shows you how many days you’ve got left through the red aperture, and the more subtle read out at three, which shows red when you’re in the danger zone of the last two days of power. As a matter of fact, there’s actually a third indicator, the rack and pinion at the top of the dial can be used as an impromptu measure if the other two aren’t your style.
For the sake of case material the Meca-10 comes in two options, matt micro-blasted titanium, or a polished black ceramic (the Meca-10 All Black), both limited to 500 pieces. It’s not small at 45mm across, but this isn’t a watch that you want to fly under the radar. The case of the Meca-10 doesn’t stray too far from Hublot’s established path through I must say that the absence of chronograph pushers took a little getting used to.
The Meca-10 runs off a brand new movement, the HUB1201, a visually impressive manually wound number that packs a solid 10 days of power into two barrels. Of course, the movement is on show from the front, and it’s there to see from behind too, with three parallel bridges, detailed to look like Meccano, but presenting a cleaner, horizontally stacked structure. What’s more, the Hublot has done a solid job giving what’s essentially a fairly simple movement with power reserve indicators great depth visual interest.
As far as I am concerned, the replica Hublot has been firing on all cylinders this past year or so, in comparison to many of their peers and competitors who have been playing it safe. The fake Hublot’s integration of materials in their Berluti and embroidery watches is a great creation, and their Texalium collab with Lapo Elkann is the sort of pure fun we expect from the brand.