Hublot Launches the Big Bang Millennial Pink

In an ever-changing world, Hublot stays true to its philosophy of being first, unique, different: unveiling a new Big Bang, christened Millennial Pink, designed in collaboration with Garage Italia and Lapo Elkann. A new approach to timekeeping, one which looks to the future, setting trends. More than a watch, it is a state of mind. Gender Neutral.

At Hublot, we are particularly proud of the Art of Fusion. But the list of things we cherish also includes the ability to innovate, to change, to be different, and, of course, our watchmaking expertise. This Big Bang Millennial Pink that we have created with Lapo Elkann from Garage Italia sits perfectly within this pioneering vision. Our expertise in materials technology has enabled us to create a unique colour for this watch, Millennial Pink, symbolic of the world available to us, in its constant state of flux.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

For some, it is powder pink or pastel; for others, a subtle blend of beige and salmon, apricot and grapefruit. Intriguing and undefinable, Millennial Pink takes its place today as a pink which is not in the exclusive realm of women, nor that of men, but truly a symbol of a completely new generation.

This special hue marks a seismic shift which will change the status quo: established traditional values are being reconsidered through a lens of positivity. Pink – this pink – expresses a gentle, inclusive and confident approach to life. A fresh, young vision, full of substance, which redefines style.

At Garage Italia, we want to be part of a world where the character of every person is defined by their love of life and their inclusivity, rather than by their power or their superiority. More than simply a product, we want to create something which represents a positive change.

Lapo Elkann, founder and chairman og Garage Italia

Its 42-mm case sets the tone: made from modern, lightweight aluminium, a unisex and monochrome material, anodised, satin-finished and through-tinted millennial pink. This technical feat has been made possible thanks to research undertaken by Hublot’s engineers.

This highly specific colour is obtained by anodisation, a process which both protects and decorates a part, and which has the advantage of giving the case and its components the desired pastel shade combined with remarkable resistance to scratches and impacts. Its proportions ensure it sits perfectly on any wrist. Gender Neutral. The Unico chronograph manufacture movement, boasting a 72-hour power reserve, has a chronograph mechanism on the dial side and a column wheel.

The highly versatile Hublot Big Bang Millennial Pink is supplied with two straps, easily interchangeable thanks to Hublot’s exclusive patented One Click system.

Disruptive, creating new codes for traditional luxury, the Big Bang Millennial Pink produced in collaboration with Garage Italia will only be available in a very exclusive limited edition of 200 pieces.

Come into the beautiful world of Hublot.

Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto

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In May 2020, Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot will celebrate the grand opening of its new flagship Boutique on Chuo-dori Street in Ginza, Tokyo. To celebrate this important milestone, the watchmaker has collaborated with the renowned fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto to release the limited edition Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto.

We are honored to celebrate the opening of our new flagship Boutique in Tokyo with fashion designer super star Yohji Yamamoto. This All Black limited edition we created together expresses a simple beauty through the fusion of Yohji Yamamoto’s black design signature and the complicated GMT manufacture movement.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

The world famous avant-garde fashion designer and master tailor Yohji Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics and for having created ‘the Shock of Black’, which shattered preconceptions of traditional tailoring, collaborated with Hublot to develop this exclusive timepiece.

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Yohji Yamamoto

Born from duality, the timepiece displays two different time zones through its GMT feature. At the heart of the timepiece, the Hublot Unico manufacture movement HUB1251 is equipped with a patented proprietary module which enables the second time zone to be updated instantly by a push-button, allowing the local time to be read easily via the conventional main hand of the watch.

This watch can easily display the time zones of the two cities where I’m based, Tokyo and Paris. Moreover, the hours are invisible. As a person who isn’t always forthcoming, I find that highly amusing. I’m pleased to have taken part in the creation of this model to celebrate the opening of Hublot Boutique in Ginza, a unique, famous and iconic neighborhood of Japan.

Yohji Yamamoto, fashion designer

The time at home is indicated using a second arrow-shaped hour hand, which integrates a day/night indicator and is set using the crown. True to the All Black concept, tone on tone, the personal signature of Yohji Yamamoto can be discovered at six o’clock.

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In 2006, with its All Black collection, Hublot launched a brand-new and pioneering concept: ‘Invisible visibility’. The all-black design of this new limited edition expresses a philosophy symbolising the very essence of the brand.

Literally, the model is completely black; it has a black case made of micro-blasted black ceramic, black hands, a black dial, and a black rubber strap. Even the sapphire crystal is made of smoked sapphire.

Yoji-Yamamoto-news-gallery-240Limited to 50 pieces, the Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto will exclusively be available at the Hublot Boutique Ginza. Come into the timeless world of Hublot.

 

 

 

 

Are you bold enough for Hublot’s million-dollar duo?

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What is unapologetically luxurious, bold, cutting-edge and worth $1 million? Meet the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery, a stunning tourbillon timepiece set with 380 baguette diamonds in a pattern that mimics crocodile skin.

A collaboration with Karmaloog that brings together the boldest of haute horlogerie and fashion.

It comes with a matching highly fashionable bomber jacket by Karmaloog. This is no ordinary bomber jacket though; under the suave black crocodile leather outer is a unique lining that has been developed using the latest technology, to add protection without bulk it is called Carbon aramid fabric and made possible by multiple layers of finely woven carbon nanotube fabrics. This enables the jacket to withstand and absorb the impact of powerful projectiles. Considering the kind of cash you need to buy this piece and the jacket, you might actually need the bulletproof feature when you eventually get robbed! The lining has then been covered in elegant screen-printed silk using Hublot colours.

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This incredible project, combining Haute Horlogerie, fashion, and cutting-edge technology, was made possible through a collaboration with the Karmaloog brand. Founded by Racho Bajadjan and Nezir Yozgat. They created the brand specialising in ultra-luxury garments and accessories, using the skills of the finest craftsmen, working with the most refined materials, and pride themselves on exceeding limitations.

For this partnership, Racho Bajadjan, artistic director of Karmaloog, has created this incredibly stylish bomber jacket, cut from black crocodile leather. The Karmaloog brand carefully hand picks their leathers which are sourced from suppliers that guarantee the international animal protection laws are respected.  The lining has then been covered in elegant screen-printed silk using Hublot colours.

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When I say luxe, I mean it: even the zip sliders are made of white gold and paved with diamonds, made to be interchangeable with the original white gold ones. Besides sporting a look that reflects the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Karmaloog Croco High Jewellery.

For Hublot, this is a demonstration of how far we can go in terms of exclusivity. A cutting-edge jacket, both in terms of fashion and technology, from our partners Karmaloog, a watch which reflects the immense capabilities of our watchmakers and skills of our master craftsmen, for a spectacular – and unique – result.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

The ultimate in refinement, the various zip closures on the jacket can be customised by the wearer. A set of three jewellery sliders is provided for each zip closure: The main slider at the front is 18 carats white gold and paved with diamonds (39 diamonds totalling 0,88 carats) combined with a slider crafted in white gold and two side pocket sliders all in the shape of an H (for Hublot), these sliders are interchangeable with the recognizable Karmaloog sliders hand crafted in 18 carat white gold.

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Veritable jewels themselves these zip sliders are also available for the secret inside pocket fitted within the jacket. The lining features four notches designed to house two watch straps. Karmaloog added this design feature as the sleeve of the jacket is equipped with Hublot’s patented ‘One Click’ device enabling the watch face to be attached directly to the sleeve cuff of this jacket, so that the watch can be admired by all.

When the jacket is taken off the wearer can bring their choice of straps with them. Just one click and the watch can be moved from the jacket to the wrist, thanks to the integration of the super smart One Click system developed by Hublot! Stylish yet practical.

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Let’s take a closer look: christened the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery, it is set with 380 baguette diamonds, cut and arranged to look like scales. They cover the case, the dial and the clasp, in a layout of size and shape carefully designed to recreate the pattern of crocodile skin. The dial alone is set with 102 baguette diamonds (totalling 4.3 carats).

Of course, such a refined piece demands sophistication down to the smallest detail. This is why the clasp on the crocodile strap is also set with 44 baguette diamonds (totalling 1.6 ct).

There is an aperture at 6 o’clock opening onto the crowning glory of the calibre HUB6016 movement, a stunning tourbillon. The movement is housed in a case measuring 45 mm in diameter, which is set with another 234 baguette diamonds (totalling 7.6 ct). Self-winding, it boasts an immense power reserve of 115 hours – almost five days!

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Together, this incredible jacket and Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery watch form a unique combination and deserve a showcase to match: the set is delivered in a black leather sports bag.

Inside is a briefcase which houses the watch and can be stored in a safe. It is designed to hold the 9 precious zips, and also contains a second small box with the same dimensions as the secret pocket within the jacket, to allow the watch to be hidden away for safekeeping.

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Giving you the opportunity to transform yourself into your own luxury armoured vault, this set is the ultimate combination for anyone with a love for ultra-exclusive fashion and accessories! It can be ordered and custom-made for you, for a cool $1 million, this exclusive set could be yours.

Come into the beautiful world of Hublot, and Karmaloog.