A Hublot ambassador since 2020, creative director Samuel Ross brings his unique graphic language to watchmaking for the first time with the limited-edition Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross.
In 2019, Ross was awarded the prestigious Hublot Design Prize, and a year later he was announced as an official brand ambassador, an occasion marked by the unveiling of REFORM, a sculpture designed to encapsulate 40 years of Hublot.
Combining an ancient, organic material (granite) with a modern, manmade one (steel), Ross created his own ‘Fusion’, uniting past and present in a production process that involved both traditional hand-finishing and cutting-edge machining.
The deceptively simple, industrial form of the 40cm high artwork has now been reinterpreted in the 44mm Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross – Ross’s first wristwatch collaboration with Hublot. Ross’s signature use of colour and love of stark geometry and urban design, come together with the innovation and precision that prevail in the work of both Ross and Hublot.
The distinctive, stylised hexagon of the Big Bang case is reflected in the titanium honeycomb mesh used on the sapphire dial, case, case back and strap.
Hexagon is a visual symbol of the functionality of the watch – a key strand running through all of Ross’s design. Although it may be a wearable sculpture, Ross never loses sight of the need for it to be durable and ergonomic, the lightweight, open-worked titanium structure and malleable rubber strap ensuring its comfort on the wrist.
Ross has chosen orange – representing energy and optimism – for the strap and accents on the crown and tourbillon bridge and lateral bumpers that protect the case, a glowing contrast to the sober grey of the satin-finished case and bezel.
The 282-component, manufacture HUB6035 calibre within beats at 3 Hz and gives 72 hours of power reserve.
The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross watch is limited to just 50 pieces.
Model: Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross
Limited to 50 pieces
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13.75 mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Case-back: Satin-finished titanium
Bezel: Satin-finished and polished titanium
HUB6035 Manufacture, self-winding micro-rotor, skeleton tourbillon
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 A/H)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 282
Smooth orange rubber
Titanium deployant buckle
Suggested retail price
110’000.00 CHF/ 115’000.00 EUR/ 116’000.00 USD/ 96’000.00 GBP