Hublot is known for its absolute technological competence. In the construction of watches, the subject of "sapphire glass housings" generally plays a special role. The production of a sapphire crystal case is enormously complex. That's why only a few watch brands do such a thing. Hublot is one of the absolute specialists in this field and has clearly demonstrated this with the new MP-11 SAXEM.
Sapphire glass in transparent, black, blue, yellow and red is already known from Hublot. But coloring sapphire glass green is a very specialty. SAXEM is the abbreviation of the new material. It stands for "Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral".
Hublot mixed aluminium oxide, also known as corundum, the main component of sapphire, with rare earth elements such as thulium and holmium and chromium. The resulting material is harder than emerald (which is too soft to be processed as a case material) and has a brilliance more intense than sapphire.
But it has other advantages: The absence of tension within the material ensures greater dimensional stability, while the cubic crystal structure guarantees the same shade and intensity of colour as the emerald, regardless of the angle from which the case is viewed. The fully polished green SAXEM thus provides a characteristic contrast to the six H-shaped, polished and micro-blasted black titanium screws of the bezel and the black crown, which combines titanium with rubber inserts.
The Big Bang MP-11 Saxem bears the reference number 911.JG.0129.RX and is limited to 20 units.