Explore Watchmaking Craftsmanship And Show Innovative Timepieces Hublot 2018 Watchmaking Class Tells The Secret Of Sapphire Material

On December 5, 2018, Swiss watch brand HUBLOT Hublot gave a watchmaking class at the Art Museum of Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts to interpret Hubble’s iconic sapphire material use technology for the public. Hublot was born in 1980. It is the first Swiss top watch brand to combine precious metals and natural rubber as raw materials. Its birth, whether in terms of watchmaking materials or unique aesthetic concepts interpreted by watches, The watch industry has revolutionized. The brand concept advocated by Hublot is ‘the art of fusion’, covering the perfect fusion of precious metals such as zirconium, tantalum, magnesium and titanium with diamonds, rare gems, gold, platinum, ceramics, stainless steel and natural rubber.

Hublot 2018 Watchmaking Class Activity

Hublot 2018 Watchmaking Class Activity

  At the event, Hublot displayed various watches made of sapphire and ruby ​​for the audience.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Watch

Hublot BIG BANG one-button sapphire watch

Hublot BIG BANG one-button sapphire watch

Mr. Matthias Butt of Hublot Research and Development

  In this watchmaking class, Mr. Matthias Bute of Hublot Research and Development Department will popularize the application of sapphire material in watchmaking.

Manufacturing and cutting of sapphire

Kailopoulos Craft

  In nature, sapphire and ruby ​​are collectively called corundum, and their chemical composition is exactly the same, but different impurities form different colors. In 1700, natural ruby ​​was applied to the watch technology, which can reduce the friction between bearings, but because of its large demand and low source of material, in the late 1891, there were artificial synthetic stones and other processes It has the same chemical composition as natural gemstones and is even more pure than natural quality.
Formation of gem color

  Hublot, as the first brand of mass-produced sapphire watches, is committed to the development of pure materials. Recently, it has also been researching and developing lightweight materials, and has been vigorously innovating on the basis of inheritance. The melting of sapphire crystal is a complex, changeable and unpredictable process. During the production process, the material is prone to bubbles and cracks. Hublot has developed large-sized, crystal clear, uniform color sapphire with its advanced process technology. Crystals, the raw materials alumina, iron, titanium are heated to 2000-2050 degrees Celsius, and then crystallized into colored sapphire, while retaining the characteristics of wear resistance and transparency.
Diamond setting technology

  In order to present a more perfect aesthetic concept, to show the “fusion art” of Hublot watchmaking, the “visible” gorgeous gems are placed on the “invisible” sapphires, and they are perfectly presented to everyone in a meticulous process. Transparent and hard diamonds and sapphires complement each other and are the result of Hublot’s superb inlay technology.

Hublot 2018 Watchmaking Class Activity

  ‘Hublot is a brand that constantly achieves self-transcendence. Our ambitions often seem crazy, however, as the poet and playwright Wilde said: Our dreams must be big enough so that in the process of searching, he We will not get lost. Our team focuses on solutions and sees the limits and difficulties as a good opportunity for self-transcendence. This is the spirit of innovation, this is the spirit of Hublot! ‘Said Cabo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, Let us look forward to what surprises Hublot watches will bring us in the future!