Hublot Rinses The Competition With A “Water Blue” Sapphire MP-11 For 2024
— 9 April 2024

Hublot Rinses The Competition With A “Water Blue” Sapphire MP-11 For 2024

— 9 April 2024
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

Just a few months ago Hublot caught the attention of watch lovers with its LVMH Watch Week 2024 releases, but the Nyon-based manufacture saved some of its best releases for Watches & Wonders 2024.

Not only are we getting a fresh look at the very first Hublot designs, but we’ve also been treated to a new Big Bang E, a highly complicated Big Bang MP-11 in sapphire, and more.

Highlights From The 2024 Hublot Collection

Hublot Big Bang MP-11 “Water Blue” Sapphire

Kicking things off with an undeniably eye-catching timepiece, the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 arrives in a brand new shade of “Water Blue” sapphire crystal.

Sapphire is a material Hublot has loved exploring in its watches — recently in neon yellow and in the past, rich shades of orange — with this icy blue MP-11 registering as the latest addition to the catalogue in 2024.

While the 45mm (10.9mm thick) sapphire case is the star of the show, the manually wound HUB9011 movement is, equally, a technical work of art: with a mind-blowing 336-hour power reserve (i.e. 14 days) dawn from 7 barrels.

That movement occupies the majority of the dial’s real estate, but the time-telling aspect of the watch rests at 12 o’clock. In similar fashion to the case, the luminous material on the handset is coloured a cool light blue.

Hublot Big Bang E UEFA Euro 2024

Hublot Collection 2024

Hublot introduced its first luxury smartwatch to the catalogue a few years ago, with the Big Bang E UEFA Euro 2024 being the latest edition of the Google Wear OS-powered device. It’s cased in 44mm of Grade 5 titanium and measures 14mm in thickness: wearable as a ‘daily beater’, yet still with sufficient space for a 35.3mm AMOLED display.

Beneath the display is the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor. Operating on about 1GB of RAM, it boasts a suite of features including a heart rate monitor; accelerometer; gyroscope; ambient light sensor; speaker; and microphone.

It also enjoys GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as NFC Payments, and a lithium-ion 4 Pin Pogo charging battery.

Limited to 100 pieces globally.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Orange & Green Ceramic

Hublot’s material science knowhow extends beyond sapphire crystal and titanium; with the watchmaker announcing the launch of two new ceramic Big Bang Unico colourways.

Now available in a dark shade of forest green and a terracotta-tinged orange, both sapphire cases measure 42mm in diameter and 14.50mm in thickness, with a hypoallergenic titanium backplate securing the watches 100 metres of water resistance.

The Orange Ceramic and Green Ceramic dials are skeletonised with colours which boldly match their respective cases, allowing a peek into the MHUB1280 movement below. This automatic chronograph calibre boasts fly-back functionality and a 3-day power reserve: both specs we’ve come to expect in a bona fide high-end chronograph.

Both limited to 250 pieces (500 pieces total) globally.

Hublot Classic Fusion Originals

Personally, I’m a fan of the Classic Fusion collection and the more closely Hublot embraces its fabled timepieces of the 1980s, the cleaner the designs become.

For its 2024 collection, Hublot is throwing it back to the brand’s original timepieces: with two references in yellow gold (a la the original) and titanium (unlike the original).

Nowadays, Hublot is synonymous with big big sports watches, these two Classic Fusions are only the objectively smaller side. Measuring just 29mm in diameter x 8mm thick, they offer a faithful nod to the early Hublot pieces that measured 28mm — 32mm.

Powered by a quartz movement and paired with a black rubber strap, these are throwbacks in the best possible way.

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at)


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