This year, Hublot created a special edition timepiece to celebrate the grand opening of its new flagship Boutique on Chuo-dori Street in Ginza, Tokyo. This limited edition watch christened Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto was created in collaboration with the renowned designer Yohji Yamamoto.
This All Black limited edition expresses a simple beauty through the fusion of Yohji Yamamoto’s black design signature and the complicated GMT manufacture movement.
The world famous avant-garde fashion designer and master tailor Yohji Yamamoto, known for his avantgarde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics and for having created “the Shock of Black”, which shattered preconceptions of traditional tailoring, collaborated with Hublot to develop this exclusive timepiece.
Born from duality, the timepiece displays two different time zones through its GMT feature. At the heart of the timepiece, the Hublot Unico manufacture movement HUB1251 is equipped with a patented proprietary module which enables the second time zone to be updated instantly by a push-button, allowing the local time to be read easily via the conventional main hand of the watch.
The time at home is indicated using a second arrow-shaped hour hand, which integrates a day/night indicator and is set using the crown. True to the All Black concept, tone on tone, the signature of Yohji Yamamoto can be discovered at six o’clock.
In 2006, with its All Black collection, Hublot launched a brand-new and pioneering concept: “Invisible visibility”. The all-black design of this new limited edition expresses a philosophy symbolising the very essence of the brand. Literally, the model is completely black; it has a black case made of micro-blasted black ceramic, black hands, a black dial, and a black rubber strap. Even the sapphire crystal is made of smoked sapphire.
Limited to 50 pieces, the Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto is available at the Hublot Boutique Ginza only.
Model: Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto
Limited to 50 pieces, only in Japan with limited availability at Hublot Boutique Ginza
Micro-blasted and polished black Ceramic
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Case-back: Micro-blasted black Ceramic; Engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” XX/50
Bezel: Micro-blasted and polished black Ceramic
Black Sapphire dial
Satin-finished black PVD plated appliques with black luminescent
UNICO Manufacture self-winding
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
No. of Components: 328
Black Rubber strap
Black plated Titanium deployant buckle clasp
2,500,000 JPY (pre-tax)
2,750,000 JPY (including 10% tax)