Just right after the Swiss watch manufactory Hublot presented their models decorated with lace and denim, it was the great debut of the new material – flax. Simple and classic material is very high quality, in the hot season increases the demand for linen products. It is a natural vegetable fiber can be used not only in the form of ropes, it decorates the dial of the watch case and a new collection of Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen. Lightweight and durable linen is a symbol of elegance.
Flax – one of the oldest textile fibers. Bred in Asia about nine thousand years ago, it is used in Europe for the past two centuries. Hublot uses flax not only for making the strap, but also for the watch, which serves as an alternative to carbon fiber. Grown in Switzerland, flax has been transformed from the plant into the fibers using manual and mechanical processing.
The case and dial Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen formed by artisans from flax fibers by hand. The unique weaving process creates a web of 100% natural fibers, painted and fused with a transparent composite. This kind of alternative to carbon fiber, because the composite is not inferior to him in strength, is lighter in weight and can be used an infinite palette of colors. For Hublot strap using a clean linen cloth, sewn on rubber.
This brilliant collection encompassed four models of juicy colors – blue, turquoise, orange and lilac. Elements Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen painted with natural pigments. Blue and orange sapphires, topazes and amethysts adorn the bezel and dial. For each individual model Hublot designers used a monochrome canvas, so watch combines stylish and housing, and the dial and strap.
Four new products released in a limited edition of 200 pieces each. Watches are equipped with a manufactory automatic movement with chronograph function HUB4300 concluded in 41-millimeter case.
And now, some more detailed specifications. The watch case is 41 mm in diameter, is made of natural linen. The bezel is made of polished stainless steel, fastened with 6 titanium H-shaped screws, inlaid with blue or orange sapphires, topazes and amethysts.
Sapphire crystal with internal and external anti-reflective coating. Projections housing made of bright blue, turquoise, orange or purple rubber. Case back transparent sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating. The crown is made of polished titanium with black rubber insert. Water resistant up to 100 meters.
Let’s recall that the founder of Hublot brand Carlo Crocco raised in an Italian family of watchmakers. The first watch he designed in 1967 for his family company Binda Group. In 1976, Carlo decided to leave the family business to create his own company. So he moved to Switzerland, in 1980, and founded the company MDM Geneva, which produced watches under the name of Hublot (fr. “Window”).
Watches «Fusion», which were created by Carlo Crocco in 1980, was the first model in the history of watchmaking, which had a rubber strap. To create this kind of technology it took Crocco 3 years and $ 1 million. Despite the fact that in the early days of sales creation has not received the attention of buyers, already in the first year of its existence Carlo model brought him $ 2 million.
The watch design was inspired by a porthole of the ship. Crocco has served its purpose – it came up with fashion watches in sporty style, minimalist and luxurious at the same time. The dial is composed of precious metal strap – democratic rubber. The combination of these materials has made absolutely universal model. A distinctive feature of Hublot and steel metal screws on the dial.