Hublot has always made polychromatic watches, featuring all the colors of the rainbow. The company takes the next step with its new watch, which might be the closest thing to a rainbow that you can make with precious stones. Plus, you’ll need a pot of gold to buy it.
Hublot calls the Integral Tourbillon Rainbow’s overall aesthetic approach “rainbow maximalism” and we can’t think of a more apt term. This skeleton watch is laden with 484 beveled gemstones totaling nearly 36 karats. The case and band come in king gold or white gold, and the band is completely ringed with stones. Finally, the movement is fully exposed so you can watch the tourbillon vibe out at six o’clock.
The watchmaker uses sapphire for orange, pink and yellow, amethyst for purple, topaz for blue, tsavorite for green and you guessed it: ruby for red. Each piece takes a staggering 1,200 hours to craft. (For all you math students out there, that’s 50 days).
But Hublot’s worker bees don’t spend their time in vain; the finished product promises to be next to impossible to ignore.
Hublot has given rainbow flair to the Big Bang line before, in the form of the Unico Full Baguette King Gold Rainbow. But the watch stopped short of a full rainbow send, as only the case displayed stones. The Integral Tourbillon not only adds almost 200 stones to the previous design but also spills its guts with fully transparent suspended movement. In fact, even the scaffolding for the mechanics is precious: the three bridges are hewn from sapphire.
Put the Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Rainbow on your wrist if you’ve got the kind of pride you can’t hide and are also willing to pay dearly for: Hublot hasn’t assigned it an official price, but estimates indicate a whopping MSRP of $800,000.
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