Hublot, a Swiss luxury watch maker, has announced two new models in its flagship Big Bang series of luxury watches. Called the Big Bang e, these are the only two smartwatches in this series but try to achieve the same look and feel as their analogue stablemates, even if they are the cheapest models in the company’s lineup.
The two wrist watches Big Bang e Titanium and Big Bang e Black Ceramic have the same basic design as other Big Bang watches with a 42mm dial. They feature the sandwich design by Hublot, with two layers of the material sandwiching the watch in the middle. You get scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass cover over the display, while the watch bands use a patented One Click system for easy removal. The classic Hublot rubber bands feature the deployant buckle design invented by Hublot.
On the smartwatch side of things, the Big Bang e features a 390×390 pixel 1.21-inch AMOLED display powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 clocked at 1.1GHz with 1GB of memory and 8GB storage. It has the usual assortment of sensors but seemingly no GPS. Other than that you get Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n and NFC. The 300mAh battery is said to last a single day of use.
The watch comes with a bunch of Hublot designed watch faces, along with a 24 hour dynamic watch face designed by artist Marc Ferrero, which changes colors and design every three hours.
As a smartwatch, it’s nothing special but some might still be swayed by the Hublot badge, which couldn’t come any cheaper. That’s because if you think the $5200 price tag for the Titanium version and the $5800 for the Black Ceramic are expensive, you are clearly not ready to see what the analog models cost.