A long-standing problem, the risk of scratching for ‘gold. To solve Hublot arrived, the house in Haute Horlogerie, which effectively Exposed the “Magic Gold”, a new type of ‘ gold and the first in the world to scratch.
Jean- Claude Biver, Hublot CEO, and Andreas Mortensen, a professor at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) presented in the local department of metallurgy Hublot factory in Nyon, their creation: to which is added to gold dust Boron carbide, a ceramic mixed Among the most resistant to a flow of pure liquid gold. I know you get a material That Has Been honored with the title of 18 carat gold as it contains the 750 for thousand in gold, but without the hassle of scratches.
For the haute horology, already known for ITS ultra-luxury creations , is a real achievement. Also Gold is one of the Most Widely used materials in the field of Haute Horlogerie, but can be undermined by ITS charm neglect because the material is Likely to be scratched.
To work around this problem Hublot has wanted to study a new material that maintains high standards of purity and hardness at the Same Time. Thus, while gold “standard” has a value of 400 Vickers hardness, Vickers gold Hublot is nearly 1000, more than Most of the hardened steel of 600 Vickers.
In this way the Magic Gold can be used for the creation of high-class watches, beautiful but durable. The first models will be presented to the public in the next edition of Baselwolrd: We Can not wait to see them.