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.

 

 

 

 

Art that changes every second: the extraordinary collaboration between Hublot and Carlos Cruz-Diez

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The last project of the deceased Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez strengthens once more the connection between art and watchmaking. The new Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez is characterized by a variety of colors and ever-changing color combinations.

Everything that is created by passion lasts forever.

Beyond the purely visual effect, the horological colour composition changes and evolves with the passing of the hours, minutes and seconds, mirroring other works by the late artist – a well-known figure in the world of kinetic art. Parallel discs rotate in sequence in a masterstroke of technical ingenuity from Hublot. The timepiece was launched on 5th December at the Espace Expression gallery in Miami, in the presence of the artist’s family.

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Considered one of the twentieth century’s greatest colour theorists, Carlos Cruz-Diez concluded from his analysis that colour represents ‘an ephemeral, autonomous and ever evolving reality’. This led us to design the dial on two levels treated in saturated Pantone colours, with the hour hand on the first level and the minute hand on the second, each driving the rotation of a transparent disc featuring printed black lines.

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We are very excited to present this project. It is the culmination of developments made since our first collaboration with Carlos Cruz-Diez in 2015, and a tribute to his work. Kinetic art is a disruptive art form that places the spectator’s perception at the centre of the piece in order to question the purpose and status of a work of art. Together, we have created a working piece of art that can be worn on the wrist.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

 

 

 

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Hublot Classic titanium Fusion Cruz-Diez

 

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Hublot Classic black ceramic Fusion Cruz-Diez

This system causes the pattern of colours to evolve every second over a 24-hour period. The piece – very much designed to be worn – also features the artist’s metallic signature on the case- back. The calfskin leather strap and the box extend the optical experience in pursuit of an eternal present.

Hublot-CF_CruzDiez_Collection.jpgThe Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez is available with two case sizes (45 mm and 38 mm) in a choice of three materials: 100 and 25 titanium pieces, 30 and 20 King Gold pieces and 100 and 25 black ceramic pieces respectively.

As Carlos Cruz-Diez said himself, “Color is light, time and space. Color is not in the past, it is a continuous present”. This timekeeping piece of art holds that truth within.

Come into the beautiful world of Hublot.

 

 

 

 

Hublot’s Mykonos-exclusive timepiece induces wanderlust in a dreamy sky blue hue

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This isn’t Hublot’s first brush with Mykonos. Following the success of the Classic Fusion Mykonos over the last seven years (2012 to 2018), the Swiss watchmaking Maison Hublot and its local partner Gofas Jewellery are unveiling a new Mykonos model for summer 2019, a Classic Fusion Chronograph dedicated to the beautiful island and its iconic symbol – the elegant rotating windmill.

After Ibiza, Hublot continues to celebtate summer in Mykonos for the 8th edition with two new models.

Taking cues from the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades Archipelago where the island resides, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Mykonos is decked in a dreamy sky blue hue. Crowned with sky blue ceramic bezel, the 45-mm case encloses a skeleton self-winding chronograph movement for all to see, a small rotating windmill ‘waving’ at 3 o’clock, the iconic symbol of Mykonos: without question the archetypal Greek island! The summer-ready timepiece is complemented by a bi-material strap in black rubber and matching blue alligator leather.

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The limited editions of 50 pieces each represent the combination between the sky and the sea. A true fusion of the elements, born by the international collaboration ‘filled’ with Greek color, available exclusively in Mykonos. Come into the timeless world of Hublot.

 

 

 

Hublot continues its Mediterranean tour

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After Mykonos, Capri and Porto Cervo, Hublot conquers yet another gem of the Mediterranean with the opening of a pop-up boutique this time in Ibiza.

Hublot conquered a Mediterranean jewel yesterday, inaugurating a pop-up boutique on Ibiza for the summer. Guests enjoyed a taster of the holidays on the Marina in the presence of Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the House. It was also an opportunity to unveil the Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza, an innovative watch in blue ceramic that draws its creative inspiration from the island, its festive nature and its symbolism. A horological dedication to the enchantment of Ibiza, and a way to treat yourself to celebrate the summer.

Modern and authentic, traditional and cosmopolitan, bohemian and chic; Ibiza is alluring and overflowing with dualities. These dichotomies inspired us to make a chronograph that is at once very simple and very refined, thanks to its rubber and alligator strap. A way of celebrating the summer, which is synonymous with fun and freedom.

Ricardo Guadalupe

Ibiza the white island; like its immaculate traditional fincas, stands out against the pure azure sky and overlooks the crystal-clear blue sea. This Mediterranean pearl, imbued with bohemian nonchalance, harbours elegant, intimate places and radiates the festive atmosphere of the season.

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Hublot has set up shop here for summer 2019, dedicating its blue-and-white Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza model to the island. Crowned with a blue ceramic bezel, the 45-mm case encloses a HUB1143 Self-winding chronograph movement, held on a bi-material strap in blue rubber and white alligator. As a nod to the hippy spirit that is part of Ibiza’s charm, the Peace and Love symbol features on the seconds counter drawn at 3 o’clock on the dial.

This Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza is dedicated to the irresistible magic of the island and symbolizes the exhilaration of the summer. A perfect gift, even for yourself, and an unforgettable summer. Come into theb eautiful world of Hublot.

 

 

 

 

Hublot Loves Aspen!

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Swiss watchmaker Hublot celebrates its new partnership as Official Timekeeper of the Aspen Snowmass Resort, one of North America’s most prestigious ski resorts, along with ‘Friend of the Brand’, Olympic Champion and World Champion Bode Miller.

Aspen Snowmass is the latest addition to Hublot’s prestigious portfolio of world-class ski resorts. It strengthens the relationship of the brand to the culture of the mountains, which is closely linked to the Swiss heritage of Hublot. We are proud to work with Bode Miller as the ski legend and longtime friend of the brand to make this partnership dynamic!

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

Located on the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the luxurious Aspen Ski Resort is a year-round destination for outdoor activity and nature vacations. It also attracts mountain lovers, skiers and celebrities alike with an incomparable nightlife, selected restaurants and shops, an impressive art museum and numerous cultural events.

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Ricardo Guadalupe with Bode Miller

Hublot’s 360 ° partnership involves of course watches in the most distinctive locations of the Aspen Snowmass Resort, including the Sundeck, Elk Camp, Chair Nine at The Little Nell, and the Cloud Nine Mountain Restaurant.

To top off the celebration, CEO Ricardo Guadalupe hosted a traditional dinner titled ‘Switzerland Meets Aspen’ at Casa Tua. In addition to Bode Miller, other guests came for a typical Swiss fondue and raclette round and for a successful day on the slopes.

Come into the beautiful 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.

 

 

 

 

Hublot New York’s Fifth Avenue

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Luxury watch brand Hublot has opened a new store on New York’s Fifth Avenue. The 1,500 sq ft boutique is the second standalone for the brand in the city; it already has a smaller shop on Madison Avenue. The new branch was designed by the ubiquitous luxury architect Peter Marino and is aimed at the New York tourist market with brand education very much featuring as part of the brief.

Inside the Hublot Fifth Avenue flagship.

The narrow store front is cast in black powder-coated aluminium panels inset with LED lights, and is said to be inspired by one of the brand’s watch bands. The dark palette continues into the store where lava stone walls are set against wood floors and leather furniture with glass display cases around the perimeter and in the mid-shop.

Inside the Hublot Fifth Avenue flagship.

The new look store is a more premium concept for the business and is likely to be rolled out to its other new outlets and refurbishments. The recent ‘hard’ opening of the store was attended by sporting legends athlete Usain Bolt and Brazilian footballer Pele.

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Hublot

743 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

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