Known for their unique take on watchmaking and horological design, it serves as no surprise that Hublot’s timepieces are often quite different from the rest of the market’s. Championing that very idea is their Big Bang “All Black Drive,” a limited edition model launched in 2007 for Hublot’s very first boutique, their boutique in Paris. Offering just 50 pieces, this reference is a left-handed “destro” variant of Hublot’s most popular model, the Big Bang, with its winding crown at 9 o’clock. However, surprisingly this model was not designed solely for left-handed wearers, and instead for right-handed wearers so that its chronograph functions could be more easily operated by a right-handed wearer that wore their timepiece on their left hand and operated their watch with their right hand, a rather intuitive piece of design. Constructed of black ceramic, its case is coupled with an all-black dial that features blacked-out Arabic numerals and hands that help create an incredibly sleek aesthetic that is rather understated, not something typically associated with Hublot.
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Est. value range
$8,000 – $12,000
Watch is in very good overall condition. Some signs of wear visible along the metal surfaces of the case, the clasp has a scratch above the HUBLOT mark. There is a small scratch on the crystal, as well as a couple scratches along the bezel.
Combining its intuitive "Destro" design for right-handers and blacked-out construction the All Black Drive is an interesting and sleek timepiece that acts as an extension of Hublot's signature design language as it pushes boundaries in a new way that only Hublot could achieve.