Recently luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot has celebrated the launch of its latest timepiece with Brand Ambassador Kobe Bryant – the Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain– which coincided with the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly redesigned Hublot Beverly Hills Boutique.
Following the successful launch of the Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant in 2015 and the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph in 2013, this is the brand’s third timepiece with the basketball legend.
On 18 May 2016, Jean- François Sberro, Managing Director Hublot of America, and Greg Simonian, Owner of Hublot Beverly Hills boutique, hosted an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony and watch unveiling at the Hublot Beverly Hills boutique with Kobe Bryant, in honor of the boutique’s complete redesign and the NBA star’s long time partnership with Hublot. Guests, including press and friends of the brand, gathered at the Hublot boutique at 9470 Brighton Way, as Kobe Bryant, Jean-François Sberro and Greg Simonian cut the ribbon.
Guests were then invited inside where Kobe Bryant was presented with his newest limited edition watch, known as the Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain, which is the star’s third timepiece with Hublot.
The redesigned 1376 square foot store, among the brand’s first in the United States, is now a modern study in gray tonal textures and materials, including ebony wood paneled walls and doors; graphite leather wall accents and slate floors; stainless steel, glass, and hammered metal fixtures and watch cases; and distinctive yet refined repeated Hublot “H” logos integrated on glass panels inside the black stone façade. An enclosed VIP lounge area is in the rear of the store, offering an even more private experience for the brand’s most discerning clientele.
The Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain is available exclusively at Hublot’s Beverly Hills Boutique and is limited to 24 pieces of which the brand presented a personalized #24 to the legend himself. The ceramic piece evokes a masculine and sophisticated design with black and gold hues. The dial features a black snake applique, a nod to Kobe Bryant’s “Black Mamba” basketball nickname. The sapphire case-back carries a printed “KOB20″ logo, and each piece is engraved with its special edition number, 1/24 – 24/24.
Featuring a self-winding moon-phase movement, the Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain will be available on a black python strap with black stitching, an echo of Hublot’s 10 Year ALL BLACK anniversary concept.
Model: Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant “HeroVillain”
Limitation: Special Edition 24 Numbers
Satin-finished and polished ceramic
Bezel: Satin-finished and polished ceramic
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 11.90 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Screws « H »: Gold, polished
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Ceramic, polished
Case back: Satin-finished ceramic engraved with “SPECIAL EDITION” + “24 NUM”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “KOB20” logo printed
Sapphire dial whit black snake applique
Polished gold-plated appliques
Hands: Polished gold-plated hands
Caliber Hublot HUB1131
Type: Self-winding moonphase movement
Dimensions: Dia. 32mm (14 1/4 ’’’); Thickness 5.90mm
Date: Skeleton Calendar display at 12.00 and date by hand in 6.00 counter
No of Components: 134
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’000 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Black rubber and black python with black stitching
Buckle: PVD Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp, yellow gold screws.