By unveiling the new limited edition Snow Leopard Maria Höfl-Riesch” Big Bang timepiece, HUBLOT pays homage to Maria Höfl-Riesch, the world famous Skier who is also the brand ambassador of HUBLOT.
Maria Höfl-Riesch is a double Olympic Champion and Double World Champion. Hublot creates a “Snow Leopard” Big Bang for her in snow white ceramic, featuring a dial set with 8 diamonds and limited to 50 pieces. It was unveiled to coincide with the Baselworld trade fair during a special press conference on 26th April 2013, attended by Maria Höfl-Riesch, Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
Hublot has built close links with competitive skiing. By 2011, the brand was already the “Official Timekeeper” of the Alpine World Ski Championships at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It also supports the world’s greatest cross-country skier, Switzerland’s own Dario Cologna, and has also formed a partnership with Verbier SPORT+ (Ski school and TéléVerbier), the Tourist Office in Zermatt and the Courchevel Ski School to encourage the passing on of expertise, thus reaffirming its strong attachment to the values of sharing and respect.
Model: “Snow Leopard Maria Höfl-Riesch” Big Bang
Series: Limited edition of 50 pieces numbered from No 01/50 to No 50/50
Case & dial
Big Bang – 41 mm diameter – White ceramic
Bezel: White ceramic with 6 H-shaped titanium screws; embedded, polished and locked
Dial: Leopard print with 8 yellow diamond bezel-settings
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and polished
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lug: White composite resin
Lateral Inserts: White composite resin
Case-back: Steel – Signature of Maria Riesch on the sapphire crystal
Crown: Steel with white rubber insert
Push-pieces: Steel with white rubber inserts
Water resistance: 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
HUB4300 Automatic mechanical chronograph
Snow leopard print denim, stitched onto white rubber
Clasp: Steel deployant buckle