All 5 yrs right after what might well be termed the relaunch of Swiss Imitation Hublot, Jean-Claude Biver fulfilled an aspiration: a the start of 2008, the organization moved into its 6,000 square meter manufacturing facility in Nyon's industrial quarter. The move acts as a harbinger of the company's first autonomous movement calibers, which might be scheduled to enter serial production as soon as possible. The latest financial crisis has placed the brakes on this ambitious plan only somewhat: by the end of 2009, 165 employees are scheduled to finish populating about 50 % of the modern, light-filled workshops. The remainder area is available to benches remain free for potential inclusions in the watchmaking squad as well. In 2008, Hublot Duplicate launched their own movement design, a considerably modified sort of the tried-and-tested Valjoux chronograph caliber 7750 whose patent protection expired after thirty years.
Among the many first builders of the reliable Valjoux caliber, got on the structure work of this new mechanism and created the adjustments in components in order to support using a special alloy rather than brass that is generally obtained in watchmaking for plates and bridges. The definition of Ag5 identifies an exceedingly light, very resistant alloy crafted from magnesium mineral and aluminum that could be in any other case only found in making jets. A wonderful surface treatment seals and then stiffens the material, is not essentially unproblematic in terms of corrosion. Specially outstanding could be that the case and buckle of the Mag Bang model can be found in exactly the same matte glistening steel.