1. Hublot and Nespresso: Two pioneering brands in recycling and circularity
Hublot and Nespresso have established a special partnership for an innovative project, focusing on recycling and circularity. The result of this collaboration is the unique Big Bang watch, produced using recycled coffee grounds and Nespresso capsules.
The combination of Hublot and Nespresso is a perfect blend, as both brands carry pioneering values and spirit. Hublot has become an expert in developing new alloys and materials, while Nespresso has succeeded in designing a system for recycling aluminum from coffee grounds, allowing each component to be reused.
2. Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin: The result of a special partnership
Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin is the result of this collaborative effort. The watch uses aluminum recycled from used capsules and coffee grounds to create the case, bezel, crown and pushers, as well as the strap. In particular, the Nespresso letter “N” is engraved on the crown and the special green color is inspired by the Master Origins Peru Organic capsule.
Measuring 42mm x 14.50mm and water resistant up to 10 ATM (100 meters / 330 feet), the watch’s case is crafted from recycled aluminum, 28% of which comes from coffee pellets. Nespresso coffee. The case is anodized to a bright green color and then satin-finished and polished. The bottom of the case and container are made from Eco-Titanium (recycled titanium).
The watch’s dial displays the gears, chronograph column wheel, and date disc. A sub-dial displays the 60-minute time at 3 o’clock, visually balanced by a skeletonized running seconds display at 9 o’clock.
The Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin comes with two straps, one rubber and one fabric. Both straps are equipped with the patented One Click easy swap system. To create the rubber strap, Hublot balanced the ratio of ingredients, including 4.1% coffee grounds, 8.2% recycled white rubber and the usual Hublot formula. For the fabric strap, Hublot teamed up with SingTex, a Nespresso partner, to use a recycled fabric called Scafé, which contains 5% coffee grounds and 95% recycled polyester.
Accessories such as the rubber strap’s titanium deployment clasp and the Velcro strap’s sport clasp are also anodized in the same green color.
Hublot faced the challenge of achieving perfect color harmony between the seven different materials in the watch, from case to bracelet. Ensuring this color consistency over time is an important factor.
The transparent sapphire crystal case back allows to see the automatic HUB1280 movement with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz) and a power reserve of 72 hours. Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin is packaged in a Hublot Greenbox, a new box developed by Hublot, which is a reusable and environmentally friendly product. The box is made entirely from oak and has removable recycled components.
The limited edition Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin (ref. 441.UG.5220.NR.NES23) has a production run of 200 units and a suggested retail price of 22,900 CHF / 24,100 Euro / 20,800 USD. For more information, visit hublot.com.