Hublot is no stranger to donning its watches in camouflage. In 2009 they used these distinct patterns on the Big Bang Commando, and the second collaboration with Italia Independent gave a new and innovative twist to camouflage. More recently, we also saw the exquisite Big Bang Unico Soraj, which was dedicated to raising funds to protect the rhino, highlighting this pattern. With the Big Bang Camo Yohji Yamamoto is Hublot releasing its second collaboration with one of Japanese most iconic fashion designers, and for him, camouflage has a significant meaning.
Just as the Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto, which was released earlier this year to celebrate the opening of Hublot’s new flagship boutique in Ginza, Tokyo, is also this watch fitted with a case made out of black ceramic. By alternating polished surfaces with a micro-blasted finish does it take on a character of its own. It also sets perfectly the stage for the dial, which has a camouflage decor in green, grey, and black. It gives the 45mm large Big Bang a distinct utilitarian look that suits the watch very well.
The Big Bang Camo Yohji Yamamoto is fitted with Hublot’s manufacture caliber HUB1242, which comes with a flyback chronograph with column wheel and vertical clutch. Thanks to a water resistance up to 10 ATM/100 meters, is it ready for even the most intense training exercises or real-life action. Most of all, it is also a reference to Yamamoto’s previous work, in which the camouflage pattern played a significant role. This Big Bang will, therefore, also be delivered with two different types of strap. The first one has a rubber lining with a camouflage decor on top, similar to that of the dial. The second one is made of black fabric, which has also played an essential role in Yamamoto’s career. He loves to work with delicate fabrics in this color, woven by artisans in Japan, which he considers both modest and arrogant at the same time.