Hublot has broadened its offer of watches that are embellished with the art of embroidery. The new model dubbed Big Bang Broderie Skull Fluo is issued in four limited editions of striking dark watches whose faces are beautified with embroidered skull motifs. These skulls are made with the use of a special fluorescent thread that stands against a black silk background. The chosen colors for the thread are green, blue, yellow and pink. Each version of the piece is accompanied with gemstones in the color that matches the shade of the dial decorations. Hublot Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo is presented with a ceramic case and it is supplied with a self-winding movement.
Hublot is continuing its “Art of Fusion” approach to watchmaking, visible in all of its Big Bang pieces, with the latest timekeeper that includes an embroidered skull motif on the dial. Embroidery is an ancient artistic technique that was previously rarely used in the world of horology, but is nowadays more and more present. This coincided with the rise of its popularity and its more common use in the world of fashion. In order to secure the best possible quality of the planned embroidered motifs, Hublot turned to Bischoff. It is the worldly-renowned brand from St. Gallen which is known as the capital of embroidery masters. Hublot and Bischoff have previously worked together in the creation of various pieces from the Broderie sub-category, of which some have been made with the same skull-shaped decoration. In this instance, the novelty is the use of luminous guipure lace. The thread used on the watches is in selected glowing colors known as Cobalt Blue, Hot Pink, Malachite Green and Sunflower. Each of the chosen colors creates arabesque floral decorations which together form a skull motif which is not too obvious at the first look.
Fluorescent lace is added to the background consisting of a black silk organza which is placed upon a surface from carbon fiber. The shiny motifs are coupled with a dozen of gemstones that are spread over the watch’s face. There are 36 mire precious stones placed on the polished bezel of the piece which is, just like the rest of the case, made in black ceramic. The bezel is fixed to the rest of the construction with six H-shaped titanium screws with blackened treatment.
Each of four different versions of the new piece features stones in the same color as the embroidery, so these decorative elements are with pink, blue or yellow sapphires, or with tsavorites. Further embroidered motifs can also be seen on the black rubber strap with silk satin sections. Naturally, the color of these ornaments is the same as on the dial. The strap locks with folding clasp made of blackened stainless steel.
Hublot Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo runs on caliber HUB1110. It is a self-winding mechanical movement with a Swiss lever escapement. The movement includes 25 jewels and interestingly just 63 components altogether. It operates at the high frequency of 4 Hz. As for the notable decorations, the caliber features an opendwork winding rotor made in tungsten. It can be seen through a sapphire transparent section on the back of its polished ceramic case. It is important to mention that the housing is 41 mm wide and 13.2 mm thick. It is water resistant to 100 meters. The dial with a skull motif lies under another sapphire crystal. This one that stands on the front is also treated with anti-reflective treatment. As it has been said, there are four variants of the newcomer and each one of them is issued in the limited edition of 100 pieces.