Baselworld 2017: Hublot presents the Big Bang One Click Italia Independent

Baselworld 2017: Hublot presents the Big Bang One Click Italia Independent

The inventiveness of Lapo Elkann and Italia Independent is put to the service of women, for the first time since the partnership began in 2014. The Hublot Big Bang One Click Italia Independent crafts black ceramic, diamonds and velvet. A deliciously elegant cocktail! A style maximised by the versatility enabled by the One Click strap’s interchangeable system. A concept of personalisation further en-hanced by a material as surprising as it is chic: velvet, a fabric held dear by the Italia Independent house. It covers the strap and the dial. Three different colours are availa-ble: dark blue, blue and purple. And the three can be mixed with a simple click at your leisure!

“Our partnership with the Italia Independent brand has turned out to be a very wise choice: the unbridled creativity of Lapo Elkann combined with the extraordinary savoir-faire of our watchmakers has already led to the creation of four exceptional joint models, of which we are very proud. It was time to put this unique alchemy into the service of women. And now it’s done, and well done at that: yes, fashion and watchmaking can be perfectly compatible. We are now providing proof of this with this Big Bang One Click Italia Independent.”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, Hublot

Entirely redesigned by Hublot in 2016, the emblematic Big Bang One Click has adopted the visual codes of its predecessor, the masculine Big Bang Unico, while fully asserting its feminine side: it comes with a finely set bezel and has done away with its chronograph. It now also features the One Click system allowing the strap to be changed easily and quickly – an exclu-sive patent developed by Hublot.

This is what Hublot and Italia Independent used as a basis to develop the first ladies watch to come out of the partnership initiated in 2014 by the Swiss manufacture and Lapo Elkann’s brand. The 39-millimetre diameter case is cut out of black ceramic and encloses an automatic manufacture movement. This Big Bang heart beats at the rhythm of 28,800 alternance per hour and has a 50-hour power reserve. The bezel is set with no fewer than 42 diamonds. And, as it seems that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, its dial features ten more of them, accompa-nied by the Hublot and Italia Independent logos.

Be Italia Independent: three colours, so three times the opportunity to match your Big Bang to your style, your wardrobe and your mood! We expect to receive the new Italia Independent models before the end of the Summer 2017. For our current Hublot collection, please click here.

 

Technical details

References
465.CS.277J.NR.1204.ITI17(Dark Blue Velvet) – Limited to 100 pieces
465.CS.277L.NR.1204.ITI17 (Blue Velvet) – Limited to 100 pieces
465.CS.277V.NR.1204.ITI17 (Purple Velvet) – Limited to 100 pieces

Diameter
39mm

Thickness
12.95mm

Water Resistance
10 ATM (100m)

Case
Polished Black Ceramic

Bezel
Polished and Satin-finished Black-plated, set with 42 Diamonds for 1.00ct with 6 H-shaped Black-plated Titanium Screws

Bezel lug
Black composite resin

Crystal
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment

Case back
Polished Black ceramic with Sapphire crystal

Dial
Blue and genuine blue velvet (Blue Velvet)
Dark blue and genuine dark blue velvet (Dark Blue Velvet)
Purple and genuine purple velvet (Purple Velvet)
Set with 10 diamonds for 0.16ct
Italia Independent logo at 6.00

Movement
HUB1710 calibre, self-winding movement

Date
Window at 3.00

Number of components
185 (27 rubies)

Frequency
4 Hz (28’800 A/h)

Power reserve
50 Hours

Strap
Black rubber and genuine blue, dark blue or purple velvet straps
Black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp