Hublot Big Bang Polo Club Gstaad


Big Bang Polo Club Gstaad

A Big Bang in the land of polo
La Cote des Montres - March 16th, 2008

In anticipation of the “Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad” which will be held in Switzerland next August, the watchmaker today put its seal — in the land of polo — on its partnership with the prestigious club, at the same time as it presented the new Big Bang chronograph sporting the tournament logo. This was also an opportunity for the brand to present the new ambassador, who will wear its colours: Miguel Novillo Astrada.

Prior to sponsoring its own first tournament, which will be held in Gstaad next summer, Hublot wanted to explore the universe of this sport, at the centre of the polo world. It is without any doubt in Argentina — a country of immense prairies with optimal conditions for horse breeding — that the best players and best teams are found. Pierre Genecand, President of the Gstaad Polo Club and passionate about polo, understood this well: having fallen in love with this country, he settled there several years ago to develop his own stud farm and train his horses for polo. It was after his encounter with another enthusiast — Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot CEO — that the wish to associate the Gstaad tournament with the watchmaking brand was born. An ever inquisitive and curious person, Mr Biver was won over by this sport which symbolises the dynamic fusion between man and horse in an agile and precise joust. On Argentinian soil, this partnership should begin under the most favourable auspices!

Miguel Novillo Astrada
The new ambassador for Hublot watches is a personality in the polo world, well known for his extraordinary career as a player — at 29 years of age — privileged to be among the five world players with a 10-goal handicap. Born into a family which for generations has been carrying on the tradition of the game, he belongs with his four brothers to one of the most successful teams in the history of polo — the “Aguada Polo Club” — which embodies consistently high sporting excellence. Hublot is proud to present such a great player with the new Big Bang “Polo Club Gstaad” chronograph.

This model is the second Hublot timepiece associated with polo, after the one launched in 2007 for the Saint-Tropez Polo Club. The Big Bang Polo Club Gstaad — a limited series of 250 pieces — is a black ceramic chronograph featuring the Gstaad tournament logo on its dial.

The next polo meeting is scheduled to take place from 14 to 17 August, and this time the games will be held in Gstaad, the prestigious Bernese Alps resort, on the airfield. Hublot TV reports offer non-stop images of Hublot events on!

Hublot Big Bang Polo Club Gstaad

Data sheet

Case:“Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm, in black ceramic, brushed and polished
Bezel: Black ceramic, with 6 titanium H-shaped screws, sunken, polished and blocked
Crystal: Sapphire with double face anti-reflection treatment
Bezel lug: Reinforced black resin
Lateral inserts: Reinforced black resin
Back: Titanium with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflection treatment
Crown: Natural black rubber insert
Push pieces: Rectangular with natural black rubber insert
Water-resistance 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial:Stamped Carbon with appliques indexes with vertical satin-finnish in ruthenium colour “Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad” logo Grey, at 9 o’ clock
Hands:Faceted with luminescent features, ruthenium-coloured chronograph hands with H-shaped counterpoise
Movement:Mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding, Hublot Calibre HUB44, developed in cooperation with La Joux-Perret
No. of components: 252
Rubies: 27
Bridges Satin-finish bridges with chamfered edges
Screws Black PVD coated
Calendar: Trapezoidal aperture at 4:30
Oscillating weight: Tungsten oscillating weight with a skeleton surface, black PVD coated
Plate Sand-blasted and rhodium-plated
Barrel : With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve 42 hours
Strap:Adjustable black rubber strap
Clasp:Steel and black PVD coated deployant clasp
Series:Limited edition of 250 pieces, numbered from 01/250 to 250/250