On 27th June 2017, on the opening ceremony of the re-designed boutiques in Cannes and Saint-Tropez, Hublot presented the new Big Bang Blue watch collection.
After having reimagined its boutiques in Zermatt and Courchevel as Alpine huts, Hublot is lending a nautical air to its summer boutiques. Azure blue façades reflect the Mediterranean, while the interior walls panelled in aged oak suggest pontoons, with rope handles featuring sailor’s knot, display cases combining wood and fabric in nautical colours, natural jute carpeting, and sand-coloured soft seating.
Ambassador Lapo Elkann – designer and style icon – accompanied by Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, has weighed anchor in the port of Saint-Tropez. Official Ribbon-cutting was replaced with a traditional ship launch ceremony, with rigging and a bottle of champagne broken across the “hull” ensuring fair winds blow for these two new vessels.
To celebrate summer a new watch is being released to showcase the blue of the sky and the sea. Housed in blue ceramic, the Big Bang Blue comes beach-ready with a blue and white natural rubber strap, or blue alligator strap, perfect for summer evenings. Under its cerulean skeleton dial, the UNICO manufacture movement, and its self-winding flyback chronograph with column wheel. Just 100 Big Bang Blue pieces are being released, initially available from the brand’s summer boutiques in Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Porto Cervo, Capri and Mykonos – before calling at all Hublot boutiques across the world.
Ten years ago, Hublot set up one of its first boutiques within the walls of the legendary Hôtel Byblos in Saint-Tropez. In 2011, it took to the iconic heart of the village, Place de la Garonne. In 2017, the Hublot boutique in Saint-Tropez is adopting a nautical theme, along with its sister store, which opens its doors at 31 La Croisette in Cannes.
Model: BIG BANG BLUE
Reference: 411.EX.5129.RX – Limited to 100 pieces
Microblasted and polished blue ceramic
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Bezel: Microblasted and polished blue ceramic
Bezel Lug: White composite resin
Lateral inserts: White composite resin
Screws « H »: Titanium, polished and microblasted
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and HUBLOT logo printed on the inner side
Crown: Satin-finished and microblasted titanium
Pushers: Titanium, satin-finished
Case back: Microblasted blue ceramic engraved “LIMITED EDITION 100NUM” + “BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVE”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Skeleton blue dial
Satin-finished rhodium-plated appliques with white luminescent
Hands: Satin-finished rhodium-plated with white luminescent
Type: UNICO Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm; Thickness 8.05mm
No of Components: 330
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Strap 1: White and Blue rubber
Strap 2: White rubber with blue alligator and blue stitching
Buckle: Titanium deployant buckle clasp