The Big Bang Sang Bleu has gained significant popularity as a Hublot timepiece over the past two years. Various watch manufacturers, including HBF and WWF, have ventured into replicating this model. ZF, as the third watch factory to undertake the production of this replica Hublot, has chosen to focus on crafting two ceramic models, one in black and the other in white. Notably, these replicas command a high price.
The second generation of the Sang Bleu has surpassed the first in terms of popularity. This watch is renowned for its distinctive design, both in the case and on the dial. ZF, having previously produced a replica Hublot Unico, recently introduced the Sang Bleu. This move indicates the manufacturer’s ambitious stance, suggesting the possibility of them replicating all Hublot Big Bang models previously manufactured by the V6 factory. Such a development would be eagerly anticipated and welcomed by enthusiasts.
ZF’s rendition of the Big Bang Sang Bleu features a genuine ceramic construction for both the case and bezel, offering two color options: black and white. The case boasts a substantial 45mm diameter and a thickness of 14mm. In a departure from the conventional design of replica Hublot Big Bang watches, the Sang Bleu’s case takes on a more angular and castle-like appearance.
On both the black and white models, the H-shaped screws sport a silver tone, adding a distinct touch. Notably, the crown’s logo deviates from the typical Hublot emblem, contributing to the timepiece’s unique character. Examining the case from the side, the Sang Bleu maintains a sandwiched structure akin to other Big Bang models. The incorporation of ceramic, stainless steel, and rubber materials exemplifies Hublot’s “fusion” design philosophy.
The dial’s design draws inspiration from the case, featuring triangle markers that mirror those on the case itself, resulting in a harmonious and consistent aesthetic across the entire timepiece. Notably, the small seconds display at 9 o’clock immediately captures attention. Beneath the sapphire crystal, it becomes apparent that the dial departs from a conventional round shape, instead adopting the hexagonal form found on the bezel. The central circle, adorned with white markers, serves as a 12-hour display.
Positioned at 3 o’clock, a small dial functions as a 60-minute chronograph display. Additionally, five areas on the dial are coated with luminous material, ensuring visibility in low-light conditions. A round date window is thoughtfully placed at 4:30, adding a practical element to the dial’s unique design. The overall distinctiveness of the dial has begun to capture my appreciation for this watch.