In Monaco, Hublot and Zegg & Cerlati are paying tribute to strong women by unveiling an elegant monochrome Big Bang, in rose gold or steel, specially developed to appeal to them.
In an initiative driven by Tina Zegg, a leading figure in luxury watchmaking based in Monaco, and in conjunction with Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and one of the most charismatic Presidents in the Swiss industry, sixty women – company heads and opinion leaders in their field – gathered at the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco on 11th June 2012 to attend a conference on “The superiority of women”.
The event provided the perfect opportunity to unveil the Big Bang Zegg & Cerlati, a watch designed for strong, dynamic women, based on idea which came from Carlo Cerlati and designed with his contribution in the image of his partner Tina Zegg. The original idea was to develop a watch with the elegant yet refined diameter of 41 mm, in Zegg & Cerlati’s signature monochrome scheme – including the strap – to create an elegant and harmonious whole.
What sets this model apart is its mirror-polished galvanic brass dial, difficult to produce due to its extreme delicacy, with any dial which features the slightest micro-scratch or mark being immediately removed from delivery.
The model is available in two versions, an 18K rose gold version limited to just 50 numbered pieces, and a satin-finished polished steel version, of which 100 numbered pieces have been produced. These two special editions are exclusively available in Zegg & Cerlati boutiques, at Place du Casino in Monte Carlo, Ischgl in Austria and Samnaun in Switzerland.
341.PX.0880.VR.ZEC12 – limited edition of 50 numbered pieces
341.SX.0870.VR.ZEC12 – limited edition of 100 numbered pieces
Big Bang – Diameter 41 mm – 18K rose gold or satin-finished polished steel
Bezel : 18K rose gold or vertical satin-finished steel, Six 18K rose gold or titanium H-shaped screws, countersunk, polished and locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: 18K rose gold or steel with black rubber inserts
Push-pieces: 18K rose gold or steel with black rubber inserts
Case-back: 18K rose gold or circular satin-finished steel, Crystal with Zegg & Cerlati logo in Rose gold or Silver
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
Mirror polished, rose gold or rhodium-plated
Mirror polished indexes, rose gold or rhodium-plated
Rose gold or Silver powder transfers
Hands: Polished, faceted and 5N rose gold or rhodium-plated
HUB4300 Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
Oscillating weight: Openworked and rose gold or rhodium-plated
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
adjustable Rose gold or silver colour leather with high shine finish, tone-on-tone stitching on black rubber
Clasp: 18K rose gold or polished steel deployant buckle