Hublot has been growing the Spirit of Big Bang line slowly and steadily, and though the SoBB Yellow Sapphire was quite the cool addition, this new tourbillon is (in my humble opinion) easily the best new offering in the collection. The Hublot calibre HUB6020 was designed specifically for the tonneau-shaped case of the Spirit, and its architecturally inspired structure suits the casing quite well. Once again being the brand that loves messing with variations of case materials, not only is it offered in a black carbon version, but also this slick version that that rolls hints of a blue composite material into the mix. Limited to only 100 pieces in each material and carrying a price tag over six figures, the tourbillon lives in the upper register of the brandís collection, and if you have a closer look at some of their other skeletonised offerings youíll note some similarity. Specifically, the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Orlinski shares much of its movement DNA. The design of most of its bridges, as well as the layout of its mainspring barrel, tourbillon, and power reserve indication are near identical; however, to make the design work effectively in the SoBB, Hublotís…

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