Creative Hublot | South China Morning Post
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Creative Hublot

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 May, 2011, 12:00am
 

Founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco, Swiss brand Hublot doesn't let collectors down with its creative designs and business swagger. The brand's first watch, named simply the Hublot, boasted the first natural rubber strap in the watchmaking industry.

In 2005, the Hublot Big Bang chronograph netted numerous prestigious prizes, including the Design Prize from the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.

Like its predecessors, the BaselWorld novelty Big Bang All Black Carbon is set to make waves in the industry.

Honouring the brand's philosophy of invisible visibility, the entirely matt black watch marks the first time a Big Bang model is crafted completely from carbon fibre.

Housed in a generous 44mm diameter case, it features the black HUB4100 mechanical chronograph with automatic winding.

Water resistant up to 100 metres and a power reserve of 42 hours, the model comes with an alligator gummy strap which, needless to say, is black in colour.

For those who dare take a walk on the wild side, the Big Bang Leopard is there to accompany you.

Housed in a 41mm diameter, 5N 18kt red gold case, the watch comes with a leopard print dial with eight yellow diamond bezel-settings.

With the HUB4300 movement, the watch sports a leopard print denim wristlet which quenches fashionistas' thirst for animal prints.

For aficionados of ceramic watches, don't miss out on the Big Bang White Caviar, which is made from ceramic, from the crown to the dial.

Drawing inspiration from the popular model One Million $ Black Caviar, the timepiece has a 41mm diameter case and the HUB1112 automatic mechanical movement.

The horological creation comes with a white rubber strap with the Hublot logo and is water resistant up to 100 metres.

For those who have a weakness for rare timepieces, go for the King Power F1 Tourbillon, which comes in a limited edition of only 50 pieces. The 48mm diameter timepiece - the first tourbillon watch developed with and for Formula 1 - boasts the tourbillon chronograph movement HUB7300. Equipped with a five-day power reserve and is water resistant up to 100 metres, the model has a bezel with a circular satin finish, which drew inspiration from F1 brake discs.

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