Hublot unveils world’s most scratch-resistant gold watch

18K gold watch can only be altered by diamonds
Hublot unveils world’s most scratch-resistant gold watch
By Lubna Hamdan
Thu 12 Mar 2015 04:27 PM

Hublot has unveiled the world’s most scratch-resistant gold watch, the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold.

According to Hublot, the 18K gold watch can only be altered by diamonds.

The reveal comes at the Big Bang watch’s 10th Anniversary, and a week before BaselWorld international watch and jewellery exhibition.

“Four years ago, Hublot created Magic Gold, the only scratch-resistant gold in the world. Still today, Hublot is the only brand to offer this material, whose hardness is close to 1,000 Vickers, more than twice that of ‘standard’ 18 carat gold, which only reaches 400 Vickers,” said CEO of Hublot, Ricardo Guadalupe.

The watch was developed by the brand in Switzerland alongside the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

Its material is made through a complex process, in which boron carbide powder is moulded in a shape similar to the watch’s bezel. The powder is then hardened at a high temperature, creating a rigid structure.

The first watches made from the material, named “Magic Gold,” by the brand, were presented at BaselWorld 2012.


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