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Hublot's new Big Bang e smartwatch come in titanium and black ceramic and runs Wear OS

By Kenny Yeo - on 7 Jun 2020, 11:22am

Hublot's new Big Bang e smartwatch come in titanium and black ceramic and runs Wear OS

Note: This article was first published on 4 June 2020.

Hublot Big Bang e (Image source: Hublot)

Hublot has just unveiled a new smartwatch and it's called the Big Bang e.

Unsurprisingly, it's based on the brand's highly popular Big Bang case. Available in titanium and black ceramic, the case measures 42mm in diameter and is 12.8mm thick, which is actually fairly modest.

To get the case down to that size, it seems that Hublot has decided to sacrifice on water resistance. The Big Bang e is water-resistant to just 30 metres, which means you probably don't want to get it too wet. Swimming is a definite no-no.

The dial is highly customisable. (Image source: Hublot)

The 1.21-inch display is AMOLED and has a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels and a pixel density count of 327 ppi. Hublot didn't specify if the display is always-on.

Naturally, there will be numerous watch faces for owners to choose from. There are more traditional faces that show the time or intepretations of traditional watch complications like the GMT and perpetual calendar. There will also be 8 special dials designed by artist Marc Ferrero. More dials will be added through software updates.

One of the special dials designed by Marc Ferroro. (Image source: Hublot)

Inside, the watch is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and runs Google's Wear OS so it'll support Google Pay, Google Assistant, and compatible apps on the Google Play Store.

If it all sounds very basic that's because Hublot isn't banking on features to be the Big Bang e's biggest selling point.

No heart rate sensor back here. (Image source: Hublot)

The watch lacks many features of modern smartwatches including a heart rate sensor, integrated GPS, and support for various workout modes.

Instead, Hublot seems to be hoping that it's undeniable brand cachet, unique Big Bang case, customisable watch dial, and relatively low price will be enough to win fans over.

The Hublot Big Bang e is available now and is priced at S$6,800 in titanium and S$7,600 in black ceramic.