An introduction to mechanics

Plates, axes, wheels, gears. For all those who spent hours building and dismantling technical constructions, experimenting in the engineering world, the Big Bang MECA-10 offers itself as a transitional object. It took two years to develop and refine a new manufacture movement with on-board mechanics. Atypical architecture with Meccano-type design. Following the launch of the first Big Bang MECA-10 models in 2016, the “Black Magic” joins the Big Bang MECA- 10 collection composed of the King Gold, Titanium and Full Magic Gold versions.

Entirely conceived and developed in house, the HUB1201 is a skeleton mechanical movement with manual winding and a 10-day power reserve. There are 223 components, straight and curved perforated metallic strips, crown gears, racks, plates, axes, and ratchet wheels. An original assembly with ultra-stylised mechanics that will make you want to go straight to your workbench to build and dismantle it over and over again. A piece that draws inspiration from our childhood memories, when our days were filled with the games and excitement of building and creating small machines and structures.

An innovative construction with a skeleton dial revealing the detailed mechanics of the movement. This familiar and atypical design is constructed to create an audacious and original mechanical overlap of its power reserve. The 10-day power reserve allowed for the mechanism to be designed in manual mode to further reinforce this connection between man and his machine.

The movement is fitted with two parallel barrels with a power reserve indicator using a rack system. At 12 o’clock, two racks slide on a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system. The 10-day power reserve has a dual display. At 3 o’clock, an opening gradually reveals a red spot during the last 2 days of the movement’s charge. At 6 o’clock, a crown gear marked from 0 to 10 indicates the remaining days of the power reserve. Perfecting this Meccano style, the regulating organ is visible beneath the dial at 7 o’clock. A powerful movement which—thanks to its impressive power reserve—will see its calibre develop at the whim of additional modules.

In micro-blasted and polished black ceramic, the 45-mm diameter Big Bang MECA-10 Black Magic has a matt black skeleton dial and a sapphire glass back enabling a double-sided vision of the new HUB1201 manufacture movement. As for the “One Click” strap, it comes clad in ribbed black natural rubber.

Technical Specifications:

Diameter: 45 mm 15.95mm
Thickness: 15.95 mm
Water Resistant: 10 ATM (100m)
Microblasted black ceramic
Microblasted black ceramic
Bezel Lug:
Black composite resin
Lateral inserts:
Black composite resin
Screws « H »:
Polished and microblasted titanium
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment whit logo Hublot printed inside
Satin-finished and microblasted titanium with black rubber insert
Case back:
Microblasted black ceramic
Case back Glass:
Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Mat black skeleton
Satin-finished rhodium-plated appliques with white luminescent
Satin-finished rhodium-plated with white luminesce
Caliber Hublot HUB1201
Type: Manufacture manual-winding skeleton power reserve
Dimensions: Diameter 34.80mm, Thickness 6.80mm
No of Components:  223
Jewels:  24
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 A/h)
Power reserve: ~ 10 Days
Black Structured Lined Rubber Straps
Buckle: Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp


Please visit the official website for more information.