Hublot roars in the Year of the Tiger
Nyon 1 February 2022 –
As the lunar year begins, Hublot introduces a 200-piece version of its barrel-shaped icon in Frosted Carbon and gold, a first for the Swiss fine watchmaker.
Today is the first day of the new lunar calendar and the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. Hublot marks the date with the Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger, a special watch that will be remembered for its technical and aesthetic originality long after the Year of the Tiger draws to a close.
The watch, which is based on the barrel-shaped 42mm Spirit of Big Bang, is a striking execution of Hublot’s famous fusion principles. This is the first Spirit of Big Bang with a case made of Frosted Carbon and 18-carat yellow-gold, a black and gold fusion of materials Hublot has used in its collection only once before.
This unique, complex, beautiful material, developed by Hublot, fuses carbon fibre with gold to create a unique finish defined by its glimmering gold occlusions. The watch is limited to 200 pieces and no two will be exactly the same. The patterns created by the process are random, just like a tiger’s majestic stripes.
“Hublot loves the Year of the Tiger! People born in the Year of the Tiger are born leaders, courageous and energetic, and never afraid to take risks. This is Hublot! We live by the mantra ‘first, unique, different’, which is why the challenger spirit of the tiger is so inspiring to us. With its Frosted Carbon and 18-carat yellow-gold case, the Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger is also a technical first for us, a daring expression of an iconic form designed for today’s boldest leaders. Each watch is as unique as its owner.
Go get ‘em tiger!”
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO
The watch is powered by the Hublot self-winding skeleton chronograph, reference HUB4700, a descendant of the historic high-frequency Swiss Made El Primero calibre, introduced in 1969. This contemporary, highly precise automatic movement features a number of technical innovations, including a low-friction silicon regulating organ. The watch has a 50-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 metres).
The Year of the Tiger story continues into the watch’s straps. It comes on a black rubber strap, elegantly shaped to mimic a tiger’s stripes. It’s fastened by a black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp. Thanks to Hublot’s patented One-Click System, this can be changed to the supplied yellow-gold-coloured, velcro- fastened fabric strap quickly and easily by its owner.
In keeping with Hublot’s philosophy, the Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger is first, unique and different. The 200 pieces are available worldwide from today.
Hublot Ambassador wearing the Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger
Founded in Switzerland in 1980, Hublot is defined by its innovation, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion”
stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.
The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.
Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”,
the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratch-resistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).
Hublot is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events of our times (FIFA World Cup™, UEFA Champions League™, UEFA EURO™) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Chiara Ferragni, Pelé, Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic).
Discover the Hublot universe at our network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Zurich and at Hublot.com