Into the blue with Hublot's soothing shades of paradise
A limited number of 100 pieces of the stunning Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph 2016 ICC World Twenty20 are available around the world, and for good reason. With counter hands inspired by cricket bats, this timepiece employs the exclusive King gold alloy and a skeletonized movement with H-shaped screws on the satin-finished 18k gold bezel. The 45mm sapphire crystal case is water-resistant till up to 50m and houses the automatic HUB1155 caliber that builds up a 42-hour power reserve. An eye-catching black rubber and blue calfskin strap is also punctuated with 18k rose gold and black-plated stainless steel folding clasp.
Hublot's Big Bang Unico Italia Independent is a sturdy, high-tech watch that stands out brilliantly. It retains the strength and lightness of carbon along with a spectrum of metallic hues from the brand's technical mastery of Texalium. Standout features of this blue timepiece include a 45 mm case in blue carbon fibre and Texalium that holds a HUB 1242 movement, a varnished and skeletonised dial in matte black and blue, black composite resin bezel lugs and PVD treated titanium crown. The striking "woodland" camo pattern is printed on a veil of silk laid over the Texalium.
For ladies who love a myriad of colours, Hublot Big Bang Pop Art "One Click" is made for you. The newly designed 39mm timepiece sports a stone-set bezel and no chronograph, with restyled screws, crown, indices and numerals along with the easily-changeable "One Click" strap. It also comes in eight different choices with a Hublot gold or steel 39mm case. A new feature is the HUB1710 automatic manufacture movement with the date at 3 o'clock, one that you can spot easily since the Pop Art version is adorned with appliqués and numerals which are illuminated by their Super Luminova coating. The movement beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, with a power reserve of 50 consecutive hours.
We've seen denim, leather and lace, but linen rarely gets a field day of its own. But Hublot aims to be an ethical and sustainable of elegance with its new line, the Big Bang Linen collection. Using linen as an alternative to carbon fibre for its watch cases, the case and dial of the Big Bang Linen is made of hand-woven linen fibres that were made via a unique weaving process, creating a unidirectional weft that's dyed and painted with a transparent composite. The strap features pure linen fabric sewn onto rubber that's made from naturally-coloured flax—each shade is symmetrically applied in subtle coordination, something that requires months of research and development.