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.

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.