Hublot has announced the launch of the Big Bang e, described as a connected watch equipped with the latest technology. It is the newest embodiment of its previous Big Bang model.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Big Bang e is available in a 42 mm case, made from either titanium or ceramic. The hour numerals are metallised underneath a scratch-proof sapphire crystal, which is covered with an amoled high definition touchscreen.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe timepiece was developed in partnership with other brands within the LVMH Group, and like the mechanical version of the Big Bang, the rotary crown with an integrated pusher is used to activate the controls for its electronic module.\u00a0\r\n\r\nApart from the \u2018Time Only\u2019 analogue function, the timepiece features exclusive interpretations of traditional watch complications, such as a perpetual calendar with a precise moon phase, or a second GMT time zone.\r\n\r\nHublot said that these functionalities have been \u201crevisited and enhanced to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the digital world\u201d.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe water-resistant watch is powered with Wear OS by Google, allowing wearers to access apps on Google Play, use Google Assistant and make payments through Google Pay.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe first edition of the timepiece is part of the #HublotLovesArt movement. With a design led by Marc Ferrero, the dial changes colour every three hours, so that eight varieties are displayed over a 24-hour period.\r\n\r\nIn addition, every full hour is marked with the appearance of an animation that lasts for five seconds.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe watch will be sold online through the brand's website, as well as on the Wechat network in China. It will later be available to purchase in boutiques and the traditional network.