In partnership with Lapo Elkann, Founder and Artistic Director of Italia Independent and Garage Italia, Swiss luxury watch brand created the Big Bang Unico Teak Italia Independent, a new limited edition timepiece that takes inspiration from the nautical world. This timepiece was unveiled at Capri.
Based on the legendary Big Bang Unico chronograph, this watch uses the style codes of the yachts of the late Gianni Agnelli, Azzurra, Agneta, Extra Beat, Stealth and particularly the Tiketitoo, whose hull was stained a warm golden colour. The case and the push-pieces are machined in King Gold, a unique alloy of gold and platinum developed by the Hublot manufacture.
On the dial, the indexes are in orange while its bezel is cut out of teak, a precious wood usually adorning the deck of the finest boats. With a 45-mm diameter and water resistance to 100 metres, the watch encloses the UNICO HUB1242 calibre house chronograph movement, which has a 72-hour power reserve. This masterpiece of technology and watchmaking expertise is visible through the sapphire glass mounted the back of the watch.
Each model of the Big Bang Unico Teak Italia Independent has two straps. The first, inspired by the world of regattas, is cut out of a real boat sail in Kevlar carbon with a rubber base. The second, which is orange and striped, is made entirely of rubber. The watch is fitted with the revolutionary One Click system which means that both straps are interchangeable at whim.
The 100 pieces of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Teak Italia Independent watches will be delivered in a case containing a pair of Italia Independent sunglasses whose frames uses the same teak wood as the bezel of the watch.
Model: BIG BANG UNICO TEAK ITALIA INDEPENDENT
Reference: 411.OQ.1189.NR.ITI18 – Limited to 100 pieces
Microblasted and polished king gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.45 mm
Bezel: Carbon fiber and wood upper layer
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Screws « H »: Polished and microblasted black PVD titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment, Hublot logo and Italia Independent logo printed on the inner side.
Crown: Satin-finished and microblasted king gold with black rubber insert
Pushers: Microblasted and polished king gold
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Case back: Microblasted king gold engraved « LIMITED EDITION » + « XXX/100 »
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Mat black skeleton
Satin-finished gold plated appliques with orange luminescent
Hands: Satin-finished gold plated hands with orange luminescent
Caliber Hublot HUB1242
Type: UNICO Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
No of Components: 330
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Strap 1: Black rubber and boat sail in carbon fiber and kevlar with black stitching
Strap 2: Black and orange structured lined rubber
Buckle: Black PVD Titanium with 18k King Gold insert deployant buckle clasp