Hublot Reveals UNICO Movement

Nov 16, 2009
The Hublot Research & Development department is proud to reveal its new noteworthy creation - the UNICO movement. The chronograph movement, developed independently by Hublot, is presently found in its “functional prototype” stage until the end of this year. It is assembled from 330 components.

The UNICO movement is meant to animate the latest Hublot watch named King Power. At the moment, the Hublot watchmakers are producing bridges, main plates and assorted steel components for the movement. Hublot intends to produce 2,000 UNICO movements in 2010, and approximately 20,000 movements in the medium term.

The flyback chronograph stands out due to the position of its mechanism and the renowned “column wheel” on the side of the dial. The list of major innovations is highlighted by the removable platform escapement, so the watch owner may have his initials engraved on it.

The removable platform escapement is a smart development of the brand that not only gives the watch’s owner a chance to personalize his timepiece, but also implies easier servicing and maintenance.

The escapement, including the escape wheel and pallet fork, is made from silicon, a high-tech material appreciated by watchmakers for its light weight, durability and wear-resistance and the fact that it guarantees more accurate operation.

The 36-jewel-movement offers about 70 hours of power-reserve. The total diameter of the movement is 30.40 mm, while the total height is 8.05 mm. The movement provides the following functions: traditional hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, the date, a 60-second and 60-minute chronograph.

As found out, the second Hublot caliber, Unico 1110, a three-handed movement, is expected to join the UNICO family soon.

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