Hublot has partnered with Karmaloog, an expert in ultra-luxury garments and accessories, to create a superlative product combo featuring a Big Bang watch set with 13.5 carats of diamonds and a bullet resistant jacket made of crocodile leather. This incredible project combines haute horlogerie, fashion, and cutting-edge technology.
For this partnership, Racho Bajadjan, artistic director of Karmaloog, has created an incredibly stylish bomber jacket, cut from ethically sourced black crocodile leather. This highly fashionable jacket has been designed with a unique lining, a material developed using the latest technology to add protection without bulk it is called Carbon aramid fabric and made possible by multiple layers of finely woven carbon nanotube fabrics. This enables the jacket to withstand and absorb the impact of powerful projectiles. The lining has then been covered in elegant screen-printed silk using Hublot colours.
The ultimate in refinement, the various zip closures on the jacket can be customised by the wearer. A set of three jewellery sliders is provided for each zip closure: The main slider at the front is 18 carats white gold and paved with diamonds (39 diamonds totalling 0,88 carats) combined with a slider crafted in white gold and two side pocket sliders all in the shape of an H (for Hublot), these sliders are interchangeable with the recognizable Karmaloog sliders hand crafted in 18 carat white gold.
These jeweled zip sliders are also available for the secret inside pocket fitted within the jacket. The lining features four notches designed to house two watch straps. Karmaloog added this design feature as the sleeve of the jacket is equipped with Hublot’s patented “One Click” device enabling the watch face to be attached directly to the sleeve cuff of this jacket, so that the watch can be admired by all. When the jacket is taken off the wearer can bring their choice of straps with them. Just one click and the watch can be moved from the jacket to the wrist.
The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery is set with 380 baguette diamonds, cut and arranged to look like scales. They cover the case, the dial and the clasp, in a layout of size and shape carefully designed to recreate the pattern of crocodile skin.
The dial alone is set with 102 baguette diamonds (totalling 4.3 carats). There is an aperture at 6 o’clock opening onto the crowning glory of the calibre HUB6016 movement, a stunning tourbillon. The movement is housed in a case measuring 45 mm in diameter, which is set with another 234 baguette diamonds (totalling 7.6 ct). Self-winding, it boasts an immense power reserve of 115 hours.
The clasp on the crocodile strap is also set with 44 baguette diamonds (totalling 1.6 ct). Together, this incredible jacket and Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery watch form a unique combination and deserve a showcase to match: the set is delivered in a black leather sports bag. Inside is a briefcase which houses the watch and can be stored in a safe. It is designed to hold the 9 precious zips, and also contains a second small box with the same dimensions as the secret pocket within the jacket, to allow the watch to be hidden away for safekeeping.
Model: Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery
18k White Gold, polished
Set with 234 diamond baguettes for 7.6 carats
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.70 mm
Bezel: 18k White Gold, polished
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment with Hublot logo on the inner side
Case back: 18k White Gold, polished engraved “SPECIAL PIECE”
Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30m)
18k White Gold, polished
Set with 102 diamond baguettes for 4.3 carats
Caliber Hublot HUB6016, manufacture manual-winding power reserve skeleton tourbillon
N° of Components: 175 (25 rubies)
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 A/h)
Power Reserve: Approx. 115 Hours
Black rubber and Alligator
18k White Gold, polished, set with 44 diamond baguettes for 1.6 carats, black plated titanium deployant clasp