HUBLOT BIG BANG “AERO BANG JET LI” Limited Edition

The BIG BANG “AERO BANG JET LI” Limited Edition is a tribute to Jet Li, Hublot’s leading ambassador in Asia since 2010. A percentage of the profits from the sale of these watches will be donated by Hublot to the One Foundation founded by Jet Li in 2006.

Based on the iconic Big Bang design and in Hublot’s famed, elegant matt black, this black ceramic watch is inspired by many aspects of Jet Li’s life: the skeleton dial is a miniaturisation of the metal trellis found in the celebrated Shaolin temple in China – a symbol with dual significance for Jet Li: this Buddhist religious temple built in the 5th century is now also the home of martial arts training, in particular Chinese Kung-Fu. It is also the title of Jet Li’s first film, which brought him to fame in the role of the defending monk. The accents of red, such as on the minute track and the stitching on the strap, are a clear reference to China.

Lastly, the crystal on the case back has a transfer depicting Yin and Yang, as requested by Jet Li in reference to his life’s philosophy, showing Yin (represented by the black) and Yang (the white). In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang are the two complementary categories that can be found in all aspects of life and the universe.
Technical details
Model: HUBLOT BIG BANG “AERO BANG JET LI”
Reference 311.CI.1130.GR.JLI11
Series: Limited to 200 pieces numbered from 01/200 to 200/200

Case
44.5 mm Big Bang in micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel: Micro-blasted black ceramic, 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lug: Black composite
Lateral inserts: Black composite
Crown: Black PVD steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD steel, rectangular, with black rubber inserts
Case-back: Open microblasted black ceramic Crystal with Yin and Yang transfer and Jet Li’s signature
Water resistance: 10 Atm, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Dial
Matt black openworked with decoration evoking the Shaolin temple windows
Satin-finished indexes with black SuperLuminova™ ruthenium coating
Red minute track transfer

Hands
Faceted and polished with black nickel coating, plus black and red SuperLuminova™
Red chronograph hand with H counterpoise

Movement
HUB4214 – Automatic mechanical Aerobang chronograph
Component: 257 – Jewels: 27
Date: Sapphire disc with display at 4.30
Oscillating weight: Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours

Strap
Strap: Adjustable black gummy alligator sewn onto black rubber with red stitching
Clasp: Micro-blasted black PVD steel Big Bang deployant buckle

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