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Hublot debuts ultra-premium US$5,800 Wear OS smartwatch

The Hublot Big Bang e in black ceramic. (Source: Hublot)
The Hublot Big Bang e in black ceramic. (Source: Hublot)
Hublot is looking to make a colorful, and expensive, splash with its new Big Bang e smartwatches. Encased in a choice of two premium materials, the devices are set to put a dent in your wallet to the tune of at least US$5,200.
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Although Apple commands the reputation as having the most premium smartwatch on the market, it is actually Google Wear OS smartwatches that are among the most expensive on the market. Tag Heuer’s Connected smartwatch is one notable example, but Hublot looks like it wants to steal some thunder. The oddly named Hublot 'Big Bang e' comes comes with a hefty price tag starting at US$5,200 and extending to US$5,800.

Apart from the Hublot name, what exactly helps to justify the sky-high asking price? Well, it certainly isn’t the specifications. Both models on offer sport standard 42mm OLED touchscreens and are powered by the aging Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC that is mated to just 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. The battery is also 300 mAh, which is all pretty standard fodder for any Google Wear OS-powered device.

Where the Hublot Big Bang e helps to differentiate itself from a standard smartwatch is in its use of either a titanium case or a black ceramic case. It also features custom watch faces designed by storytelling artist Marc Ferrero. Every three hours, the dial changes color for a total of eight different looks over a period of 24 hours. Each full hour is marked with a custom animation that lasts five seconds.

The pair of Hublot Big Bang e smartwatches will be sold online exclusively, at least initially, before rolling out to boutiques and traditional watch retailers.

(Source: Hublot)
(Source: Hublot)

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1296 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-06- 3 (Update: 2020-06- 3)