On the evening of July 16th, during the amazing party organized by the famous Cala Di Volpe Starwood Hotel, Elton John entertained guests with a special performance.

Hublot Glamorous party in Porto Cervo

A Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Costa Smeralda

The Watch Quote™ - July 18th, 2012



On the terrace of the Bar Pontile, Hublot unveiled the two sparkling and vibrant limited edition watches as a tribute to the anniversary of the iconic marina: the Big Bang Costa Smeralda for ladies, and the King Power Costa Smeralda for gentlemen.



“Quality, beauty, prestige, relaxation, joy, happiness and freedom are a few words that describe the Costa Smeralda. They are qualities we try to perpetuate through our art. Hublot watches should not only be considered as timepieces, but more like objects of quality, prestige, beauty, freedom, joy and happiness. This is why the partnership between Hublot and Costa Smeralda seemed so obvious! “ Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot Chairman



The Costa Smeralda is not only widely celebrated as a playground for the most exclusive VIPs, but also for its unrivalled beaches and secluded coves. Located on the northern coast of the Italian island of Sardinia, Costa Smeralda is at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and at the crossroads of international yachting routes.



The gilded tale began, fittingly, with a prince... Already 50 years have passed since Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived in Sardinia and created the Costa Smeralda Consortium and made of this place a destination for international Jetsetters. From the beautiful Grace Kelly to Brigitte Bardot and Ringo Starr, anybody... who was somebody...had to share a glass of champagne there.



Top French and Italian architects were hired to design, from scratch the little village of Porto Cervo. Famous golf club architect Robert Trent Jones was brought in to build a world-class golf facility, the Pevero Golf Club. It is known as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, and hosts many major international tournaments including the prestigious Italian Open. Today, Pevero is even enhanced by the presence of Hublot clocks in strategic locations, giving the club an even more sport-chic and luxurious look. Time goes by and Costa Smeralda is still the place to be for world class celebrities who like to gather at the famous Cala di Volpe when night descends on the village. Word has spread that this is where Hublot has chosen to unveil its Big Bang Costa Smeralda, a watch specially created for the 50th Anniversary.



Costa Smeralda’s 50th anniversary is celebrated by Hublot with two exclusive dedicated watches for men and women – each limited to only 100 pieces, which combine the summer and festive side of gold and sparkling diamonds. This elitist watch is the perfect reflection of the temperament of the beautiful A-list people who make Costa Smeralda what it is.

Big Bang Costa Smeralda

Technical details



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Reference :347.PE.2123.LR.1104.PCM12
Series :Limited to 100 numbered pieces
Case :Big Bang - 41 mm diameter in polished and satin-finished 18K red gold
Bezel :Removable, in 18K red gold and set with 319 white diamonds for 1.49 carat
6 H-shaped relief titanium screws
Crystal :Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lug :White composite resin
Lateral inserts :White composite resin
Case-back :18K red gold with circular satin finish
Personalised crystal with the Porto Cervo Marina exclusive logo
Crown :18K red gold with white rubber insert
Push-pieces :18K red gold with white rubber inserts
Water resistance :10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Dial :Matt white
Satin-finished indexes with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™
Permanent seconds :At 3 o'clock, with the Porto Cervo Marina exclusive logo
Minute counter :At 9 o'clock, with a 7.5 mn duration
Hands :Satin-finished with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™
Red chronograph hand with H counterpoise
Minute hand with red arrow and white index
Movement :HUB1141 - Flyback Chronograph (7’30’’)
Mechanical self-winding
Date :Disc with white background and black numerals, at 6 o'clock
Oscillating weight :Hublot design with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment
Components :280
Jewels :59
Frequency :4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve :42 hours
Wristlet :Adjustable white rubber and white alligator strap, with white stitching
Clasp :18K red gold Big Bang deployant buckle

King Power Costa Smeralda

Technical details



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Reference :710.OE.2123.GR.PCM12
Series :Limited to 100 numbered pieces
Case :King Power - 48 mm diameter in satin-finished 18K King Gold
Bezel :Satin-finished 18K King Gold with white rubber moulding
6 H-shaped relief titanium screws
Crystal :Sapphire with white Hublot logo and black border
Interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lug :White composite resin
Lateral inserts :White composite resin
Case-back :18K King Gold with circular satin finish
Crystal personalised with Porto Cervo Marina logo
Crown :18K King Gold with white rubber insert
Push-pieces :18K King Gold with white rubber insert
Water resistance :10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Dial :Matt white open worked skeleton
Satin-finished indexes with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™
Permanent seconds :At 9 o'clock, with Porto Cervo Marina logo
Hands :Satin-finished with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™
Chronograph hand :With red SuperLuminova™ and H counterpoise
Movement :HUB4214 - Skeleton chronograph
Mechanical self-winding
Date :Sapphire disc, window at 4.30
Oscillating weight :Black galvanic coating, with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment
Components :257
Jewels :27
Frequency :4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve :42 hours
Wristlet :Adjustable white rubber and white alligator strap, with white stitching
Clasp :King Power deployant buckle in 18K King Gold

Glamorous party in Porto Cervo





















































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