On 5th September, Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot held a charity event with legendary Usain Bolt to celebrate the opening of the Hublot Boutique Kyoto. The Champion, and Hublot ambassador, travelled all the way to Kyoto in order to celebrate the opening of a new milestone for the Swiss luxury Watch Brand in Japan.
Hublot opened its new boutique in Kyoto on August 26, 2017. Build in the traditional architectural style of Machiya, common in the mid-Edo period (late 17th Century -18th Century). While maintaining its traditions, the ancient capital Kyoto continues to give birth to new culture and values. Similarly, Hublot continues to evolve in the traditional watch industry under the brand’s innovative concept of “The Art of Fusion”. The fusion between Kyoto and Hublot has just begun in the beautiful Gion streets.
In the evening, Hublot hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the opening of the Hublot Boutique Kyoto at Shogunzuka Seiryuden, located on the mountaintop of Higashiyama (east mountainous area) where an entire view of Kyoto city can be enjoyed. More than 150 VIP guests attended a gala dinner, and the crowd went wild when Usain Bolt appeared to greet them. A raffle was held and Usain Bolt’s signed valuable items were presented to the lucky winners. At the end of the evening, a live fusion performance of Wadaiko (Japanese drums) and Noh (classical Japanese musical drama) entertained the guests at this special Hublot “fusion” dinner.
Hublot Boutique Kyoto
Once you enter through the traditional noren curtain with the Hublot logo, you are in a totally new world of Hublot fused with Japanese culture. Paying respect to the traditional architectural style of Machiya, typical local materials such as wickerwork, bamboo and Japanese paper customized with Hublot monograms are used throughout the interior, while the ground floor is decorated with various artworks of Hublot watches in a colorful pop-art style.
BIG BANG UNICO KING GOLD CERAMIC
45.5 mm diameter in 18K King Gold
Bezel: Satin-finished and polished black ceramic; 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating and Hublot logo
Bezel lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: Satin finished 18K King Gold with black rubber
Push-pieces: Satin finished 18K King Gold
Case-back: Satin finished 18K King Gold; Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres
Mat black skeleton
HUB 1242 Unico movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, automatic flyback chronograph
Date White window at 3 o'clock
Power reserve Approximately 72 hours
Structured, ribbed black rubber
Clasp: 18K King Gold and black-plated Titanium deployant buckle
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