Marking their 5 years of collaboration, Hublot and Berluti present a new Big Bang Unico timepiece in a limited edition run of just 100 pieces.
Hublot’s partnership with the famous men’s fashion house Berluti dates back to 2016. This new understated, elegant, monochrome and timeless piece blends leather and titanium.
The emblematic patinated Venezia leather is at the heart of the polished titanium bezel as well as on the dial, where the indices and words “Swiss Made” are gauffered directly on the surface.
The leather is held between two pieces of sapphire glass, whose cut reveals the gears of the Unico movement, a feat of technical prowess. Working with Berluti, a technique was developed to encapsulate natural leather hues and crystallize them in time; in this way, their beauty is rendered in an authentic and unchanging manner.
As for the strap, it symbolizes the perfect fusion of the two worlds and it is available in two versions: one in burnished Aluminio Venezia leather; another in patinated Aluminio Venezia leather with the Scritto motif, exclusively for Japan.
Aluminio is one of Berluti’s signature patinas. It perfectly transcribes the light onto the different tones of the Venezia leather.
For this model, Hublot took responsibility for the new, two-part bezel design. With the help of a sticky, rigid resin, the first piece of the bezel—in leather, about 1 mm thick—is inserted onto the second piece, in grey titanium, and then screwed onto the case of the watch. This will allow the bezel to be patinated in time, just like the strap.
To bring the patinated Aluminio Venezia leather into harmony with its mechanical ensemble, Hublot chose titanium for the 44-mm case and its deployant clasp, resin for the central horn, tungsten for the oscillating weight, and satin-finished rhodium for the hands.
The Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio is equipped with the MHUB1280 Unico movement, a manufacture self-winding Flyback chronograph with three full days of power reserve. This calibre can be admired thanks to the cut of the two pieces of sapphire glass that hold the leather on the dial-side. The sapphire crystal caseback also offers the view of this movement.
The Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio will be delivered in a special case with a travel pouch, and a shoehorn key ring with the Berluti logo.
Model: Big Bang Unico Berluti Aluminio
Limited to 100 pieces
Satin-finished and polished titanium
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.45 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 m)
Satin-finished titanium etched with “LIMITED EDITION 100NUM” and “BERLUTI”
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Satin-finished and polished titanium with a genuine patinated Venezia leather insert by Berluti
Genuine patinated Venezia leather by Berluti with indices in relief and words “Swiss Made”
Self-winding UNICO Manufacture chronograph
Flyback movement with column wheel
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 354
Black rubber and genuine patinated Venezia leather by Berluti
Titanium deployant buckle clasp
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