Hublot Roars In Year Of The Tiger With Exclusive Iteration Of Big Bang
With the arrival of the Lunar Year, Hublot introduces the very first iteration of its barrel-shaped icon in Frosted Carbon and gold.
The 1st of February marks the first day of the lunar calendar and the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. Hublot commemorates the date with the Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger, a noteworthy time piece which will be remembered for its technical and aesthetic originality long after the Year of the Tiger.
The watch is an exceptional example of Hublot’s renowned fusion principles and is based on the barrel-shaped 42mm Spirit of Big Bang. This is the first time the Swiss fine watchmaker offers a 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.
Hublot developed this unique complex gorgeous material which fuses carbon fiber with gold to create a one-of-a-kind finish defined by its glimmering gold occlusions. The watch is limited to 200 pieces and no two will be exactly the same. Similar to a tiger’s majestic stripes, the patterns created by the process are random.
“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 iconic form designed for today’s boldest leaders. Each watch is as unique as its owner. Go get ’em tiger!”
The watch is powered by the Hublot self-winding skeleton chronograph, reference HUB4700, a descendant of the historic high-frequency Swiss Made El Primero caliber, introduced in 1969. The highly precise automatic movement features many technical innovations, including a low-friction silicon regulating organ. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and has a 50-hour power reserve.
The Year of the Tiger motif does not end on the watch’s case. The narrative proceeds onto the straps. The watch comes in a black rubber strap, elegantly shaped to resemble a tiger’s stripes. It’s fastened by a black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp. Of course, this can be changed to the supplied yellow-gold-colored Velcro-fastened fabric strap with ease courtesy of Hublot’s patented one-click system.
In accordance with Hublot’s philosophy, the Spirit of the Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger is first, unique and different. The 200 pieces are available worldwide as of today.