HUBLOT and ITALIA INDEPENDENT once again opened up a new field of watch design. The case made of teak’s usual material teak is combined with Hublot’s patented imperial gold, and the Big Bang Unico Italia Independent teak watch is launched. Innovative technology and special materials were published in the Hublot specialty store on the Cote d’Azur on the island of Capri, with a limit of 100 pieces worldwide.
Hublot and the fashionable tide brand ITALIA INDEPENDENT have jointly launched a limited edition watch again. This time, Hublot inspired the Stealth yacht, which is significant to the founder of ITALIA INDEPENDENT, Lapo Elkann, to create a new work with unique fashion design.
The design of Big Bang Unico Italia Independent teak watch is inspired by the brand ambassador and also the founder of fashion trend brand ITALIA INDEPENDENT Lapo Elkann’s passion and precious memories for the nautical world. Lapo Elkann said, ‘Since I have remembered, sailing has been a part of my life. I used to spend a lot of time sailing in the Mediterranean, such as the island of Capri where we are now, even as far away as Brazil. Because of my grandfather Gianni Agnelli The love of yachts has allowed me to participate in incredible sailing journeys from an early age. Every sailing boat has special memories, and the Stealth has more special meaning in my mind. Its outstanding special design, plus we used to ride it Win the Fastnet regatta. Therefore, I am proud to pay tribute to him with this new watch. Thanks to our partner Hublot’s professional watchmaking technology, through this watch, perfect reproduction The spirit of enthusiasm for sailing is perfectly reproduced. ‘
Lapo Elkann mentioned that sailing has always been an important part of his life, which led him to propose yachting as the core theme of this joint project
Lapo Elkann, his grandfather, Gianni Agnelli, a former director of the Fiat Group, loved sailing and founded Italy’s first sailing team, Azturra, to win the America’s Cup. In his wonderful life, he has built many yachts. In the mid-1990s, he asked the sailing designer German Frers to build a special-shaped sailboat with outstanding performance, the Stealth, to the US Air Force F-117 Nighthawk that can avoid radar tracking Tribute to stealth fighter. For the first time, this superyacht uses Kevlar carbon and a variety of composite resin materials, as well as black carbon fiber sails. These innovative technical designs have greatly influenced Lapo Elkann’s designer career.
The case is made of carbon fiber and teak, showing the brand spirit of Hublot’s fusion art
Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said: ‘This cooperation has brought us to the unprecedented connection between the watchmaking profession and the maritime field, combining innovative technology with traditional teak, echoing the art of fusion of the Hublot brand Art of Fusion.’
The strap is a black and yellow-orange rubber strap, with bold lines derived from the fashion attitude of ITALIA INDEPENDENT
Built on the basis of the Big Bang Unico chronograph, this new watch captures the design style of the late Gianni Agnelli yacht. The case shines with a warm golden luster. The case and chronograph handle are made of 18K imperial gold, which is exclusively researched and developed by Hublot, combining patented alloys of gold and platinum. The hour markers on the dial are yellow-orange and echo the teak bezel. This precious wood is often decorated on the decks of top yachts. The case diameter is 45mm, waterproof 100 meters, equipped with Hublot’s homemade UNICO HUB1242 chronograph movement, with a 72-hour power reserve. This masterpiece of cutting-edge technology and watchmaking is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal on the case back.
Big Bang Unico Italia Independent teak watch with teak sunglasses and case
Each Big Bang Unico Italia Independent teak watch comes with two straps. The first design is inspired by Kevlar composite carbon fiber made of sailing materials, combined with rubber materials. The second is a yellow-orange rubber strap with stripes. This watch uses Hublot’s revolutionary One Click quick-release strap system, and the two straps can be quickly and easily replaced. And with a pair of ITALIA INDEPENDENT sunglasses, the frame is just like the watch case is made of teak material.
Big Bang Unico Italia Independent Teak Watch
King gold material / HUB1242 UNICO automatic winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal surface / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 45mm / limited 100 pieces / reference price: 285,000 RMB– –