Friday, October 30, 2015

HUBLOT officially launches the special edition Big Bang timepiece created in collaboration with Italian creative lifestyle brand Italia Independent

On 28th Oct 15, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot officially launched the Big Bang UNICO Italia Independent, designed in collaboration with the Italian creative lifestyle brand. The new addition to the iconic Big Bang collection is a true representation of Hublot’s “Art of Fusion” philosophy, combining creative lifestyle and innovative technology.
Hublot General Manger of Greater China Loic Biver and Chairman and Co-founder of Italia Independent, Lapo Elkann, were present for this monumental watch launch which underlined five key themes, PASSION, INSPIRATION, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, BIG BANG MOMENT, in the interpretation of the “Art of Fusion”. In 2007, Lapo Elkann, a creative entrepreneur, designer and style icon, established Italia Independent through his unique taste in fashion and business entrepreneurship.
The Big Bang Unico Italia Independent, designed and created by both brands, boasts Hublot’s manufacture UNICO movement and features a brand new material, Texalium®, whose design is exclusive to Hublot. The colours achieved by the Texalium® have a remarkable brilliance which are flawlessly matched by the titanium studded, denim strap. This new Big Bang Unico Italia Independent is available in two colors – grey or blue – and is guaranteed to electrify the wrist of anyone wearing it. The strap also benefits from the interchangeable "One Click" system, which enables its wearers to choose from a wide range of straps according to their preference. 500 limited edition pieces of both versions will be produced.
Each watch will also come complete with a pair of matching Italia Independent sunglasses for the Big Bang Unico Italia Independent customers, designed with a frame also made from Texalium®. The luxury watch and sunglasses fuse personality, technology and modernism in one design and thusly create a powerful piece of art.
Technical details
Model: BIG BANG UNICO Italia Independent

411. YT.1110.NR.ITI15 – 500-piece limited edition
411. YL.5190.NR.ITI15 – 500-piece limited edition

Diameter 45 mm in Texalium®
Bezel : Grey or blue Texalium®; 6H-shaped screws countersunk, polished and locked, in titanium (blue) or black PVD-coated titanium (grey)
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating and the Hublot & Italia Independent logos in grey or blue
Bezel lugs: Black or blue composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black or blue composite resin
Crown: Titanium (blue) or black PVD-coated titanium (grey) with black overmoulded rubber Hublot logo
Push-pieces: Titanium (blue) or black PVD-coated titanium (grey)
Case-back: Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment; Grey or blue Texalium®
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Skeleton with varnish in matt black (grey) or anthracite grey (blue)
Black or blue indices with black or blue Super Luminova™, depending on the version
Hands: Black or blue with Super Luminova™ in a matching colour

HUB 1242 UNICO movement with PVD treatment in black (grey) or anthracite grey (blue), developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot Automatic flyback chronograph with column wheel and double clutch visible on the dial side
Date: Grey window at 3 o'clock
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours


Denim (grey or blue) on black rubber with countersunk studs in titanium (blue) or black PVD-coated titanium (grey). Interchangeable system with Carbon fibre deployant buckle

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