Hublot is launching the Big Bang Unico Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery, a watch set with 13.5 carats of diamonds, combined with a bullet resistant jacket made of crocodile leather. This project, combining haute horlogerie, fashion, and cutting-edge technology, was made possible through a collaboration with the Karmaloog brand, founded by Racho Bajadjan and Nezir Yozgat. They created the brand specialising in ultra-luxury garments and accessories, using the skills of the finest craftsmen, working with the most refined materials and pushing the limits.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, with Racho Bajadjan and Nezir Yozgat from Karmaloog © Hublot
Bronze for a watchmaking material is becoming increasingly popular, with its identifying vintage looks and unique patina growing over time. The Hublot “art of mix” layout concept is very much at play here with a mixture of materials like 18k polished yellow gold screws providing a subtle visual contrast from the brushed bronze case and matte black skeletonized dial. Splashes of green adorn the next hand and second track, which help link the watch face using all the green embroidered deer head decorating the strap. Within the Big Bang Bavaria defeats Hublot’s Unico manufacture motion that offers a flyback chronograph disadvantage and 72-hour power reserve.The dial of the Big Bang Bavaria is wonderfully three-dimensional, by the floating Hublot emblem on the sapphire to the exposed date ring with its discreet aperture at 3 o’clock. The hour and minute hands are full of luminescent material to the tip and partly cut away in the base, to better display the vulnerable gears of Hublot’s Unico movement underneath. This combined with extensive usage of lume for the hour mark, chronograph hands, quarter-hour “pips” on the moments enroll, and hour “pips” on the hours register should result in good nighttime readability. The contrast of gold against black also appears to create the Big Bang Bavaria among the more legible models that Hublot has released recently.Naturally, the Big Bang Bavaria was started with an event at Hublot’s boutique in Munich, with LVMH Head of Watchmaking Jean-Claude Biver and firm CEO Ricardo Guadalupe combined by Marcus Meindl for the tapping of the keg and picture-taking. The straps of each watch are handpicked with the family’s ancestral techniques, with every individual deer hide taking 3 or 4 weeks. Traditional sewing methods produce a three-dimensional impact for those deer head insignia, which serves to improve the visual allure of the eye as a whole.
The crocodile leather jacket …
For this partnership, Racho Bajadjan, artistic director of Karmaloog, has created a stylish bomber jacket, cut from black crocodile leather. The Karmaloog brand carefully hand picks their leathers which are sourced from suppliers that guarantee the international animal protection laws are respected. This highly fashionable jacket has been designed with a unique lining, a material developed using the latest technology to add protection without bulk it is called Carbon aramid fabric and made possible by multiple layers of finely woven carbon nanotube fabrics. This enables the jacket to withstand and absorb the impact of powerful projectiles. The lining has then been covered in elegant screen-printed silk using Hublot Watches Ebay Replica colours.
The various zip closures on the jacket can be customised by the wearer. A set of three jewellery sliders is provided for each zip closure: the main slider at the front is 18 carats white gold and paved with diamonds (39 diamonds totalling 0,88 carats) combined with a slider crafted in white gold and two side pocket sliders all in the shape of an H (for Hublot). These sliders are interchangeable with the recognizable Karmaloog sliders hand crafted in 18 carat white gold.
Slider in 18 carats white gold in the shape of an H © Hublot
Jewels themselves these zip sliders are also available for the secret inside pocket fitted within the jacket. The lining features four notches designed to house two watch straps. Karmaloog added this design feature as the sleeve of the jacket is equipped with Hublot’s patented “One Click” device enabling the watch face to be attached directly to the sleeve cuff of this jacket. When the jacket is taken off the wearer can bring their choice of straps with them. Just one click and the watch can be moved from the jacket to the wrist, thanks to the integration of the super smart system developed by Hublot.
The Big Bang Unico Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery attached to the sleeve cuff of the jacket thanks to the © Hublot
… and the Big Bang Unico Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery
Christened Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery, the watch is set with 380 baguette diamonds, cut and arranged to look like scales. They cover the case, the dial and the clasp, in a layout of size and shape carefully designed to recreate the pattern of crocodile skin.
Big Bang Unico Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery © Hublot
The dial alone is set with 102 baguette diamonds (totalling 4.3 carats) and has an aperture at 6 o’clock unveiling the tourbillon. The self-winding calibre HUB6016 movement is housed in a case measuring 45 mm in diameter, which is set with another 234 baguette diamonds (totalling 7.6 ct) and boasts a power reserve of 115 hours – almost five days! Of course, such a refined piece demands sophistication down to the smallest detail. This is why the clasp on the crocodile strap is also set with 44 baguette diamonds (totalling 1.6 ct).
Aperture at 6 o’clock unveiling the tourbillon © Hublot
Together, this jacket and the Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery watch form a unique combination and deserve a showcase to match. The set is delivered in a black leather sports bag. Inside is a briefcase which houses the watch and can be stored in a safe. It is designed to hold the 9 precious zips, and also contains a second small box with the same dimensions as the secret pocket within the jacket, to allow the watch to be hidden away for safekeeping.
Giving you the opportunity to transform yourself into your own luxury armoured vault, this set is the ultimate combination for anyone with a love for ultra-exclusive fashion and accessories. It can be ordered and custom-made for you for the price of one million dollars.