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May 5, 2020    |    

Black Meets Black

The Hublot x Yohji Yamamoto Collaboration

The Hublot Big Bang All Black collection made its debut in 2006 and with it, the brand’s “invisible Visibility’ concept has been the very essence of Hublot which has always been to “Be first, different and unique.”

Coming from a totally different field, the same can be said of renowned clothing designer Yohji Yamamoto who has revolutionized the fashion industry through his philosophy of presenting the antithesis of traditional Western dressmaking since his auspicious Paris debut in 1981.

Big Bang
Big Bang

Recently, a collaboration between avant-garde watchmaker and tailor (it is worthy to mention that his collection that has shattered the preconceptions of traditional tailoring is known as “the Shock of Black”) has led to the creation of the Hublot Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto timepiece. Set to be released this month in conjunction with the grand opening of the Hublot flagship boutique in Ginza, Tokyo, the watch is described by Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe as follows: “This All Black Limited edition we created together expresses a simple beauty through the fusion of Yohji Yamamoto’s black design signature and Hublot’s complicated GMT manufacture movement.”

Speaking of the manufacture movement, the Big Bang All Black Yohji Yamamoto is powered by the Hublot Unico HUB1251 manufacture self-winding movement equipped with a proprietary module that enables the second time zone to be instantly updated with a simple button-push. This allows for local time to be read easily through the main hand of the watch. Home time is indicated using a second arrow-shaped hour hand with an integrated day/night indicator and is set using the crown. Barely visible at the six o’clock position hidden under the smoked sapphire crystal dial is the signature of Yohji Yamamoto.

The watch will exclusively available at the Hublot Boutique Ginza and limited to 50 pieces.

Big Bang
Technical specifications: CASE: Micro-blasted and polished black, Ceramic Diameter: 45mm, Thickness: 15.85mm, Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m) | CASE BACK: Micro-blasted black Ceramic, Engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” XX/50 | BAZEL: Micro-blasted and polished black Ceramic | DIAL: Black Sapphire dial, Satin-finished black PVD plated appliques with black luminescent | MOVEMENT: HUB1251 UNICO Manufacture self-winding GMT, Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h), Power reserve: 72 hours, No. of Components: 328, Jewels: 41 | STRAP & BUCKLE: Black Rubber strap, Black plated Titanium deployant buckle clasp


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