The Cheap Hublot Big Bang Unico TMT Replica comes in two variants, one called “Carbon Gold” and the other called “Yellow Gold Jewelry.” Hublot uses 3N-gold-encrusted carbon fiber for the first time ever in these two watches, decorating the case and bezel with this composite material.
This 3N-gold encrusted carbon is constructed by manually inserting gold powder into individual carbon fiber layers and then compressing them, undoubtedly a painstaking procedure. Still, though, it’s to no one’s surprise that it’s Hublot that’s pioneering this process. For the “Carbon Gold” version, the material elicits a smoky, camouflage-like appearance that seamlessly blends the ruggedness of carbon fiber with the luxury of 18k gold. Nothing about this watch is subtle, but the carbon fiber manages to subdue the gaudiness that gold sometimes gives off. As a result, despite the gold powder scattered all over the case and bezel, the Hublot Replica Watches creates an impression of balance. Unlike some other skeleton watches, legibility isn’t a real concern, as the gold hands and sub-dials look really striking in contrast to the matte black skeleton.
On the other hand, the 3N-gold-encrusted carbon fiber generates a much different impression on the “Yellow Gold Jewelry” model, largely because of the 400+ diamonds that are set in the dial, case, and bezel, which are all satin-finished as well. It’s much, much more blinged out, and it almost looks like it could be from a completely different line. While the diamonds form a very significant part of the Hublot Replica, they aren’t overpowering, like what often occurs with many other iced-out watches.
What jumps out immediately on the skeleton dial on both Replica Watches China is the gold “TMT” at 12 o’clock displayed in appliqué, a needlework technique that’s, interestingly enough, traditionally used in quilting and fairly rare in horology. Short for Mayweather’s lifestyle brand “The Money Team,” it’s juxtaposed with another inscription – “TBE,” or “The Best Ever” – on the sapphire caseback, which adds some more flair to an already intricate movement.
Although the two watches look very different, both have essentially the same technical specs. Like the other watches in Cheap Hublot Replica line, it measures 45mm in diameter with a thickness of 15.45mm. Although the relatively large size might put off some consumers, it’s pretty modest for Hublot’s standards. It does indeed allow for a nice glance into the famed HUB1242 Unico movement, an in-house movement that’s impressively made up of 330 hand-assembled components and holds a 3-day power reserve.