Hublot takes Saint-Tropez by storm!


Hublot takes Saint-Tropez by storm!

This summer, St. Tropez will be pulsing to the rhythm of Swiss time and flying high the Hublot flag
La Cote des Montres - July 9th, 2007

Big Bang “Polo Club Saint-Tropez”
To mark the launch of the summer season, Hublot, the watchmaking brand, is opening a St. Tropez branch, its second single-brand store in France after the Paris branch, and using the occasion to launch a limited edition new model of its famous Big Bang, sporting the ’Polo Club Saint-Tropez’ logo.

In mid-June, the famous Swiss watchmaking brand opened a second single-brand store in France, after locating its Paris branch in the Rue Saint Honoré. Three months after the opening of its Paris store, Hublot has now decided to put down roots in St. Tropez. Situated inside the Byblos hotel, the Nyon workshop has chosen a prime setting in the heart of St. Tropez old town.

To cement its presence in the most jet-setting harbour in the world, Hublot is entering a new prestigious partnership, in the wake of its Monaco Yacht Club and Wally Yacht associations, this time with the St. Tropez Polo Club. Especially for the occasion, Hublot has produced a limited edition of 250 Big Bang pieces carrying the ’Polo Club Saint-Tropez’ logo. The model will be presented at the gala dinner to be held on 7th July, on the eve of the season’s first polo competition
finals: the International Polo Cup. It’s the first time that a Big Bang 44mm comes with two interchangeable straps, one in a fusion of alligator skin and rubber, which makes this model an exclusive on more than one count. The steel case is adorned with a white ceramic bezel and white dial embellished with a hint of azure blue at 9 o’clock in the form of the ’Polo Club Saint-Tropez’ logo. The colour of the bezel is by no means an accident, it’s the very same white that has earned St. Tropez its international reputation.

This summer, St. Tropez will be pulsing to the rhythm of Swiss time and flying high the Hublot flag.


Big Bang “Polo Club Saint-Tropez”

Technical details

Case:“Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm. in steel 316 L
Bezel Setting:White matt ceramic fixed by 6 titanium H-shaped screws
Crystal:Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment, double face
Lug disc:White resin
Lateral inserts:White resin
Back:316 L steel back with “Polo Club Saint-Tropez” engraving
Crown:Steel with white rubber inserts
Push-pieces:Steel, rectangular with white rubber inserts
Water-resistance:100 m or 10 ATM
Dial:Matt white with steel appliqué indexes in vertical satin finish
Hublot logo:Gray at noon
« Polo Club Saint-Tropez » logo:At 9 o’clock
Hands:Faceted, sand-blasted and rhodium-plated with luminescent feature, chronograph hand with H-shaped counterpoise
Movement:Mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding
Hublot calibre HUB44 developed with La Joux-Perret
No of components:252
Bridge:Polished satin-finished bridge with chamfered edges
Screws:Black PVD
Calendar:Trapezoid aperture at 4.30
Oscillating weight:Tungsten oscillating weight with dimpled surface treated in black PVD
Bottom plate:Sanded rhodied
Barrel:Reinforced spring
Escapement:Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve:42 hours
Strap:Adjustable natural white rubber strap and alligator big square scales, interchangeable, with Hublot logo
Clasp:Deploying clasp in steel
Series:Limited with 250 numbered pieces 01/250