News January 2007

To coincide with the opening of the Courchevel Yacht Club, Hublot, the watch-making brand, is launching a limited edition of a new model in its famous Big Bang collection bearing the crest of the highest Yacht Club in the world.

Big Bang “Yacht Club Courchevel”

A high-altitude Big Bang for a Yacht Club!

The Watch Quote™ - January 16th, 2007

Hublot Big Bang “Yacht Club Courchevel”

It is little wonder that Hublot is involved in the creation of a Yacht Club in the Alps. Already a loyal partner of the Monaco Yacht Club and the Real Club Nautico de Palma, the company is very familiar with the sea… but now it’s extending its stamping ground to the mountains! The aim of the Courchevel Yacht Club is to invite the yachting fraternity to rise to new peaks… namely an altitude of 1,850 m..

Yacht owners with a passion for skiing will be getting together in an unusual environment for a nautical club, and Hublot is keen to share in this extraordinary adventure. To mark the event, the brand has specially designed a new Big Bang clad entirely in black. Still as bold and as racy as ever, with its contemporary, almost avant-garde lines and its self-assured elegance, we are instantly reminded of the day, nigh on a year ago, that the brand scooped the Design Prize at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. The steel case with matt black ceramic bezel lends it an air of rock-like power and austerity, and the crest emblazoned across the dial adds a hint of freshness and subtle familiarity with the sea.

Once again, Hublot puts its signature to a splendid illustration of the Fusion of materials. From the essence of raw nature through to the most cutting-edge technology, from natural elements through to luxury and refinement, this noble timepiece is the epitome of harmonious balance!

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Hublot Big Bang “Yacht Club Courchevel”

Technical Specifications

Case: “Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm in 316 L grade stainless steel
  • Bezel: Matt black ceramic with 6 embedded and locked polished titanium H-screws
  • Crystal: Sapphire with internal/external anti-reflection coating
  • Disk lugs: Black composite resin
  • Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
  • Base: Steel with sapphire glass, internal anti-reflection coating
  • Crown: Steel with black natural rubber insert
  • Push-buttons: Rectangular steel with black natural rubber insert
  • Waterproof: 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial:Matt black with matt rhodium plated figures and index
  • Hublot Logo: Grey, at twelve o'clock
  • Logo “Yacht Club
  • Courchevel”: At 9 o’clock on the dial
Hands:Faceted, rhodium plated with black luminescent, chronograph hand with H counterweight,
Movement:Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
Hublot HUB44 movement developed with La Joux-Perret
  • No. of components: 252
  • Bridges: Polished angled satin finish
  • Screws: Black PVD
  • Calendar: Trapezoid window at 04:30
  • Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated honeycomb surface
  • Main plate: Sanded, rhodium plated
  • Barrel: With reinforced spring
  • Escapement: Spiral Glucydur
  • Power reserve: 42 hours
Strap:Adjustable smooth black natural rubber with the Hublot logo
Clasp:New black Steel / PVD deployment clasp
Series: Limited edition of 250 units numbered 01/250

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