Swiss luxury watch maker HUBLOT has announced the exclusive partnership with Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter and to mark this association with one of the most important cultural icons of our time, the brand is releasing two stunning timepieces as part of the newly unveiled, Shawn Carter Collection.

Brought to life through the artist’s holiday collaboration with Barneys’, “A New York Holiday,” the limited edition collection will be available exclusively at Barneys New York and at select Hublot around the world beginning 20 November 2013.

The Shawn Carter by Hublot 45mm timepieces, both on black alligator straps, fall on the high end of the Barneys collaboration, with a yellow 18K gold timepiece and a black ceramic version. The starburst like emblem is the official logo of the artist’s newly minted Shawn Carter collection that will include three additional luxury pieces: a travel humidor, cognac and fragrance. Carter elevated his Hublot collaboration by singling it out to continue beyond “A New York Holiday” which will run from November 20th through January 3rd.

Twenty five percent of all sales from the Barneys project will go toward the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the Shawn Carter Foundation is a New York-based charity which awards post-secondary scholarships to students facing socio-economic hardships.

Technical details
For this exclusive limited edition created for Shawn Carter, Hublot uses for the first time yellow Gold 3N.

515. CM.1040.LR.SCH13 – Ceramic – Limited to 250 numbered pieces
515. VX.4001.LR.SCH13 – Gold 3N – Limited to 100 numbered pieces

Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm
Black Ceramic or Gold 3N, polished and satin-finished
Bezel: Ceramic, or Gold 3N with vertical satin-finished
6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished &locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Crown: Polished ceramic, or Gold 3N, with Hublot logo
Case-back: Polished ceramic, or Gold 3N satin-finished
Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment

Mat Black, or Gold 3N plated dial
Satin-finished black-plated or Gold 3N plated appliques
Opened Shawn Carter exclusive logo at the center revealing the movement
Black coated, polished or Gold 3N plated indexes
Hands Polished black-plated or Gold 3N

CLASSICO HUB1300 hand-winding skeleton
Thickness: 2.90 mm
Components: 123 (23 jewels)
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 90 hours
Water resistance: 5 ATM, i.e. approx 50 metres

Black alligator stitched onto black rubber with black stitching.
Clasp: Deployant buckle in black PVD steel or Gold 3N

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