Hublot Big Bang Unico Italia Independent
The Skies are Blue for Hublot in Paris“2015 is promising to be an exciting year for Hublot. There was an instant connection when we met Lapo with Jean-Claude Biver in 2011 as we began our collaboration with Ferrari. His personality, his style and his creativity are incredible. I am thrilled by this opportunity to work together which offers so many synergies. I am proud that Lapo has chosen Hublot. We are going to achieve great things together!”
Ricardo Guadalupe,. Hublot & Italia Independent – Trend setters at Paris Fashion Week
As the first men’s catwalks get under way for Fashion Week in Paris, Hublot has invited the fashion world to the Palais de Tokyo. Within the walls of Monsieur Bleu, at 8 p.m., Hublot and Italia Independent officially launched BIG BANG UNICO ITALIA INDEPENDENT. Two tribes that share more than just codes and values. Nobody could fault the style of these objects that are visibly more than accessories. The evening continued by the Seine, under the gaze of the Eiffel Tower, accompanied by the live beats of virtuoso DJ Michaël Canitrot’.
At first glance, Jean-Claude Biver and Lapo Elkann seem very different and yet, when you hear them speak, the fundamentals are the same. They both understand that you need to communicate an emotion to customers. They work in tandem, with faithful friendships. They have surrounded themselves with the best and have a powerful ability to inspire loyalty in those around them, making people from strikingly different backgrounds work together. They are both very sensitive and creative. They have an ease with words which is frank and spontaneous. They have, in spite of themselves, become popular public figures who are recognized in the street and greeted like friends.
The two houses have come together for much more than one shared project. As if the glasses and watch combination was just a starting point. These two think tanks have given rise to BIG BANG UNICO ITALIA INDEPENDENT and its pair of matching glasses. Both covered in Texalium, an original material, exclusive to Maison Hublot.
Decoding an essential agreement of styles
When you combine the expertise of a master of materials with the creativity of a master of style, the result is a 45mm diameter timepiece in Texalium, which is bright, shining blue, on a denim bracelet pierced with titanium studs. An interchangeable strap with a “One Click” system. The watch comes with a perfectly matching pair of sunglasses. Dressed in blue or grey, both in a limited edition of 500, you cannot fault either for style. A high-tech item with a UNICO movement and a smart casual style, BIG BANG UNICO ITALIA INDEPENDENT goes with anything without ever going unnoticed.
As part of its ongoing quest for innovative and creative materials, Hublot has added Texalium to its Art of Fusion portfolio. By combining carbon fiber and aluminum, this composite material can be made in any hue imaginable with a spectacular shine effect. Last but not least, it maintains the primary asset of carbon fiber: its lightness.