Three years ago, Hublot HUBLOT launched the prestigious Magic Gold, bringing to the world the only patented gold material that can still be protected. Magic Gold was developed by HUBLOT’s Swiss headquarters and the premier Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). The two brands spent several months carefully casting alloys in the production workshop and were controlled by Swiss precious metals. The Centre (Central Office for Precious Metals Control) identified it as 18K gold.
Magic Gold, a patented gold material developed by HUBLOT’s Swiss headquarters and the leading Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
HUBLOT’s own developed Magic Gold is the strongest metal in the world and can only be cast with diamonds. Its hardness is close to 1000 Vickers, which is different from gold or alloys, and has the characteristics of anti-bracketing. It is worth mentioning that well-designed ‘standard’ 18K gold has a hardness of about 400 Vickers, while most reinforced steels are about 600 Vickers. This unique alloy material, Magic Gold, unveiled the mystery before the media around the world. HUBLOT’s watchmaking workshop in Nyon also has a high-tech foundry, which deals exclusively with the production of Magic Gold and the final processing steps, as well as ceramic sintering and high-pressure metal casting processes.
Magic Gold is a revolutionary material that combines 24K gold (the most pure natural precious metal) with the most advanced high-tech materials. The process of making this new alloy material is very complicated: first, the low temperature static pressing of boron carbide powder into a mold very close to the finished shape, such as the bezel of a Big Bang Unico Magic Gold watch. Pre-formed powders harden at very high temperatures, forming a rigid, porous structure. Next, 24K gold containing 3% molten liquid gold was injected into the mold under high pressure. The entire process needs to be performed under inert gas pressure and sufficient high temperature and pressure to ensure that the molten metal can fill each air hole of the ceramic mold. In the end, the two are perfectly ‘fused’ into a new alloy material Magic Gold. This remarkable achievement is the result of three years of collaboration and research and development: the brand has succeeded in making a brand new metal-a precious metal that retains its original characteristics and does not change. The first limited-edition Big Bang Ferrari watch made with Magic Gold was launched at the 2012 Barcel Jewellery & Watch Show, a perfect interpretation of the characteristics that both brands have in common: uniqueness, newness and technology.
The watch adopts the brand’s own developed 18K Magic Gold, the world’s only embossed flower, combined with the classic BIG BANG design and its own developed and produced UNICO movement, which perfectly reflects the brand’s fusion art
This year HUBLOT decided to go to the next city and made a bezel with Magic Gold to create a new Big Bang Unico Magic Gold watch. The bezel is one of the most resistant components of the entire watch. Coupled with its unique and iconic colors and technical specifications, it definitely dumps many watch lovers.