With strong existing ties to the Zermatt resort, Hublot is already partner of the Tourism Office, recently opened a Chalet-Boutique at the foot of the Matterhorn, and this year again is a partner of the Zermatt Unplugged festival held from 4 to 8 April 2017 at the iconic Swiss resort.
Hublot is committed to paying tribute to art in all its forms, including musical art. Zermatt Unplugged provides the Swiss watchmaking brand another opportunity to show this attachment to music. It is the Swiss festival which brings together various spheres of music at the same venue, all in the same uniquely Valais ambiance, in the middle of the Swiss mountains.
A Swiss artist internationally renowned such as Stephan Eicher, international artists such as Paolo Nutini, Jess Glynne, Nelly Furtado, Michael Bolton and many others have performed on the festival stage, alongside new talents seeking recognition from the public and their peers. Thus, those artists who have already gained international renown are able to support the rising stars, and advise them on how to introduce their music to the wider public.
Every day new talents have performed on the 14 stages set throughout the village and the skiing area, from midday to midnight. Zermatt Unplugged was clearly the ideal event to warm up after a good day’s skiing in the Swiss Alps.
The Zermatt region is home to many tales and legends, and Hublot wanted to pay tribute to its mountains. The story of the Big Bang Zermatt is not lacking in these details. If there is one object that is inseparable from the mountain, it is rope.
The soul of the Matterhorn shines at the heart of these two limited edition Big Bang Zermatt models. Above the HUB4100 movement and between two sapphire panes is a piece of the rope found on the North-East crest of the Matterhorn, enhanced with the inscription “ORIGINAL SEIL VOM MATTERHORN – 4320 HÖHENMETER”.
The emblematic silhouette of the “Grand Pic” is engraved on a counter at 9 o’clock. Released in a run of 150 pieces in a tungsten case and 150 pieces in a red gold case, the Big Bang Zermatt has a ceramic bezel and sports a brown calfskin strap stitched in beige.
Model: Hublot Big Bang Zermatt
301. KM.7070.VR.ZTT15 (Tungsten version) — Limited edition of 150 individually numbered pieces
301. PM.7080.VR.ZTT15 (Red Gold version) — Limited edition of 150 individually numbered pieces
“Big Bang” — 44-mm diameter
Tungsten or Satin finish 18K red gold
Bezel: Satin finish black ceramic with 6 titanium H-shaped screws — sunken, polished and blocked
Crown: Steel (Tungsten version) or Polished 18K red gold with Hublot logo and rubber insert
Push-pieces: Steel or Polished 18K red gold with rubber insert
Glass: Sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment
Back: Steel (Tungsten version) or Satin finish red gold, with “SPECIAL EDITION + ONE of 150” engraved and sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment with “ORIGINAL SEIL VOM MATTERHORN” + “4320 HÖHENMETER” printed, and a piece of the rope used during the first ascension of the Matterhorn placed between 2 sapphire panes
Water resistance: 10 ATM or around 100 metres
Grey satin finished sun dial and sapphire glass with faceted treated 5N gold indexes and representation of the Matterhorn on the 9 o’clock counter
Hands: Rhodium plated or satin finish plated with black SuperLuminova™
HUB 4100 mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph
No. of components: 252 – 27 rubies
Date: Aperture at 4.30
Power reserve: Around 42 hours
Brown calfskin and beige stitching with steel or red gold and black PVD steel folding buckle