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Veronica Verekova, ambassador for Hublot and the African Wildlife Foundation.

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(Veronica Varekova)

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Hublot proudly presented, in New York, Veronica Varekova as the ambassador for the African Wildlife Foundation in order to embody the feminine expression of Hublot’s spirit as the top model and the watch brand share the same values and also their passion for extraordinary adventures, as well as a huge concern for our environment.

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Unique, sporting, committed and vibrant, Veronica Varekova is now the ambassador for a watch brand that symblises fusion, innovation, vitality and creativity. Great lover of art, deeply involved with the African Wildlife Foundation after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the “roof of Africa”, she developed a profund appreciation for extreme environments and their wildlife, getting in contact with the urgent need of protecting and preserving them.

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The foundation, now active for 50 years, chose her as it’s ambassador in order to promote and help to support their initiatives which aim to protect communities, wildlife, species and landscapes of Africa.


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Alinghi annouced Hublot as the team sponsor for the 33rd America’s Cup

Alinghi, Duj defender of the 33rd America’s Cup, is proud to announce Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, as a team sponsor for the 33rd America’s Cup. Both brands share many common values, like their constant chase of precision and excellence, or their approach to developing technology to a maximum level.

The creator of the gold Hublot was grown up in an Italian family of watchmakers. It was around1967 when he designed his first watch. [The History of Hublot]

Alinghi is currently training in Genoa, Italy, before transferring the team to Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, in the autumn to continue preparations towards the 33rd America’s Cup which starts on the 8 February 2010.

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The “BODE BANG”, a Big Bang created for Bode Miller

Hublot’s partnership with the American skier Bode Miller is being sealed by the
“Bode Bang”, created by Hublot for the legendary champion of the skiing world.


Hublot has today announced its partnership with the Alpine ski world championships and the Nordic ski world championships in 2011. The watch brand is reinforcing its involvement with the world of skiing. Already partnered with the enfant terrible of skiing, the American Bode Miller, Hublot is also sponsoring Dario Cologna, the best Swiss cross-country skier ever.

The enfant terrible of skiing and world champion in all disciplines in 2008, has had a Big Bang named in his honour. The partnership between the watchmaking brand and Bode Miller came about when the skier visited the manufacture’s workshops.

Fascinated by the expertise and meticulousness of the watchmakers, he set out to craft his own watch. His meeting with Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver led to an immediate mutual understanding. Both passionate, direct men with an expressive and unconventional manner of speech, they quickly found a host of shared values.

The talented, feisty and determined skier, and the inventive, exceptionally energetic boss both demonstrate great generosity through their involvement in supporting humanitarian causes. The creation of the Bode Bang presented today is the fruit of this bond: together, they decided to divert some of the watch’s royalties to the Turtle Ridge Foundation, founded by Bode Miller and his family in 2005 (www.turtleridgefoundation.org) to share his success with those less fortunate in life, an ambition equally dear to Jean-Claude Biver and Bode Miller.

“BODE BANG” technical specifications

Case “Big Bang” 44.5 mm diameter in microblasted black ceramic
Bezel Microblasted black ceramic with 6 black H-shaped PVD steel screws,
embedded, polished and locked
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment, with Bode
Miller’s signature at 9 o’clock
Bezel lug Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Case-back Microblasted black ceramic with sapphire crystal
Crown Black PVD steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces Black PVD steel, rectangular, with black rubber insert
Water resistance 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial White with matt black nickel appliques
Hands Faceted, matt black
Movement Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, Calibre HUB4100
Date Trapezoid window at 4.30, white background with brilliant black
numerals
Power Reserve 42 hours
Strap Adjustable black rubber
Clasp Matt black PVD steel
Limited series 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250

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The Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue watch

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The Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue watch gets to be a perfect diver’s style timepiece. With 48m wide, it includes the 300 meters of water resistance, a diver’s style face with large legible dial, and the rotating diver bezel (made of matte finished ceramic). The fact of being blue on the hands and hour indicators makes it seem to almost exist only on the periphery, even the insides are coloured black, the edges are all deep blue. Most of the watch is in matte ceramic. Inside is the HUB1400 automatic movement. The blue alligator strap makes it more flexible. According to its dial, it is a sandblasted and rhodium plated one. The watch is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces.

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HUBLOT KING POWER TECHNICAL DATA


HUBLOT GOLD KING POWER

Case: “King Power” diameter 48 mm in « King Gold »
Bezel: « King Gold » with black rubber moulding, with 6 black PVD-coated titanium raised H-shaped screws
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflection treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Back: « King Gold »
Crown: « King Gold » with black rubber insert Push-pieces « King Gold » with black rubber insert

Water-resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM

Dial: Multi pieces with matt black and gold plated microblasted additional counters and flange; applique gold plated markers; black SuperLuminova™ transfers
Hands: Gold plated chronograph hand; Gold plated hours and minutes hands; Gold plated and brilliant black nickel with black SuperLuminova™ split-seconds hand; Gold plated and brilliant black nickel with black SuperLuminova™ foudroyante hand.

Movement: Self-winding mechanical split-seconds foudroyante chronograph, Hublot HUB 4144 calibre developed with La Joux-Perret
Bridges: Polished, satin-finish with chamfered edges
Screws: Black PVD
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface coated with black PVD
Bottom plate: Sand-blasted; rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap: Adjustable jointed black rubber
Clasp: « King Gold » and steel gold PVD deployant clasp

Limited Edition 500 numbered pieces 01/500 – 500/500

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Hublot and Sports: football (Manchester United), Ski (Bode Miller) and Polo ( Miguel Novillo Astrada).

hublot-red-devil-bang-(Hublot Red Devil Bang, Manchester United)

In 1980, when Carlo Crocco created the Hublot watch in gold fitted with the first natural black rubber strap in the history of matchmaking, the watch proved to be a market success and laid the basis for the watch manufacture. It took 3 years of research to create the strap and to preserve Hublot’s personality and extend its range to include an array of collections.

In 2008, Hublot agreed a sponsorship deal with the football club Manchester United, worth £4 million a year. Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at Old Trafford in Trafford, Greater Manchester. It is one of the most popular football clubs in the world. Manchester United was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974–75 season. Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964–65.

In order to celebrate Manchester United’s 130th anniversary, Hublot issued the Red Devil Bang watch, crafted from satin-polished black ceramic, the Hublot Red Devil Bang measures 44.5mm in diameter and features a strap in ribbed black rubber. Unique to the Red Devil Bang are bezel lugs in red composite resin; these eye-catching accents echo the dial details, most notably the Manchester United logo at 3 o’clock. It also features a 45-minute chronograph counter, specifically engineered to measure the halves of a football match, and it is fitted with glare-proofed sapphire crystals. It is water resistant to 100 meters.

hublot-all-black-ski(Hublot All Black Skis)

Hublot is also related to ski and so, related to ski manufacturer Zai, they produced their All Black skis which bring carbon fiber, fibreglass, steel, rubber and Graubunden stone together for a “faster and more dynamic” glide down the Alpine slopes.

In addition to ski, Hublot is Bode MNiller, the American 2008 Overall World Cup title holder, sponsor.

Hublot gstaad big bang chronograph
(HublotBig Bang Chronograph from the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad limited series)

According to other sports, in August Hublot became familiar to polo field for the first time lending its name to an Argentinean polo team headed by ambassador Miguel Novillo Astrada.

Before Polo Gold Cup held in Gstaad, the company presented winners of the Gstaad Palace with a Big Bang chronograph from the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad limited series.

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Hublot Red Devil Bang For Manchester United

Swiss watch brand Hublot introduced a new Big Bang watch that commemorates its official timekeeper partnership with Manchester United football club. The new timepiece is called “Red Devil” as a tribute to Manchester’s nickname.
Crafted from satin-polished black ceramic, the Hublot Red Devil Bang measures 44.5mm in diameter and features a strap in ribbed black rubber. Unique to the Red Devil Bang are bezel lugs in red composite resin; these eye-catching accents echo the dial details, most notably the Manchester United logo at 3 o’clock. It also features a 45-minute chronograph counter, specifically engineered to measure the halves of a football match, and it is fitted with glare-proofed sapphire crystals. It is water resistant to 100 meters.
Hublot will produce just 500 examples of the Red Devil Bang and each timepiece being individually numbered. A portion of the proceeds obtained from each sale will benefit the Manchester United Foundation which reaches out to young people through sports related activities.

TECHNICAL DATA
Case “Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm in satin-polished black ceramic, with satinfinish
end pieces
Bezel Black, satin-polished ceramic with 6 titanium H-shaped screws –
sunken, polished and blocked
Crystal Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflection treatment
Bezel lug Red composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Back Titanium with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflection treatment with
opaque Manchester United logo
Crown Steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces Steel, rectangular with black rubber insert
Water-resistance 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial Matt black microblasted with red index appliqués markers, yellow
motion-work, 45-minute counter with yellow figures at 9:00, red Red
Devil logo in the counter at 3:00
Hands Brilliant black with yellow luminescent feature, red chronograph hand
Movement 45-minute counter mechanical chronograph with automatic winding,
Hublot HUB45 calibre
No of components 252
Rubies 55
Bridges Polished, satin-finish with chamfered edges
Screws Black PVD
Calendar Rectangular aperture at 6:00 with yellow date
Oscillating weight Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface coated with black PVD
Bottom plate Sand-blasted; rhodium-plated
Barrel With reinforced spring
Escapement Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve 42 hours
Strap Adjustable ribbed black rubber
Clasp Steel and black PVD deployant clasp
Limited Edition 500 numbered pieces 01/500 – 500/500

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NEW: Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue Watch

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(Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue Watch)

The elegant combination of black and dark blue lends the biggest Big Bang. The blend between colours and materials is also in its blue alligator strap, injected with black rubber on its inner surface. The numerals, carved into the black ceramic, stand out in assistance alongside the rotating unidirectional bezel.

The Hublot Big Bang King All Black Blue watch features 300 meters of water resistance, diver’s style face with large legible dial and the rotating diver bezel. According to the blue on the hands and hour indicators, they seem to exist only on the periphery, though you can tell the insides are coloured in black, the edges are all deep blue. It features a HUB1400 automatic movement. The blue alligator strap actually sandwiches a layer of rubber that makes it more flexible.

Technical details:

Case: “Big Bang” diameter 48 mm, in black ceramic
Bezel: Black ceramic with numerals in relief
Crystal: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Blue composite resin
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Solid black ceramic, BIG BANG KING seal engraving
Crown: Titanium with blue rubber insert
Screws: Titanium
Water resistance: 300 m or 30 ATM
Dial: Matt black with satin-finished blue appliques, with black luminescent
coating
Hands: Blue, faceted & diamond-polished, with black luminescent coating
Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding, Hublot Calibre HUB1400
No. of components: 180
Jewels: 23
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Date: Rectangular window at 3 o’clock
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Sand-blasted & rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Adjustable, with blue alligator skin top, and black rubber inner
Clasp: Steel with black PVD deployant buckle
Series Limited to 500 numbered pieces 01/500 – 500/500

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Top ten of the Most Expensive Watches of the World

Even though collecting watches is one of the most expensive hobbies worldwide, it can also take us to many antique timepieces and also to modern innovations giving to the activity or to the search of unique models one of the most satisfying rewarding.
The are a wide range of prices when speaking about watches. The top 10 most expensive watchmakers companies around the world are: Vacheron Constantin, Blancpain, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, ChronoSwiss, Chopard, Jaeger-LeCoultre, International Watch Company (IWC), Omega and Breguet.
As for a top ten of the most expensive watches, from the most expensive one to the tenth most expensive (but not the most):

– Chopard’s 25 Million Dollars Watch
This unique timepiece is ornamented with three local point heart-shaped diamonds (a fifteen carat pink diamond, a twelve carat blue diamond and an eleven carat white diamond) in addition to the 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds, brings a total of 201 carats.


– Patek Phillipe’s Supercomplication: 11 Million Dollar Watch
The Supercomplication watch it is said to have been produced by James Ward Packard in order to commission a watch containing the most complications worldwide. Even though Henry Graves Jr, the banker for whom the watch was produced in 1932, won the contest, the watch wasn’t beaten till fifty years later when Patek Phillipe came up with the 33 complications watch, the 18 carat gold Caliber 89. The price of this timepiece is 6 million dollars.


– Patek Phillipe’s Platinum World Time: estimated over 4 Million Dollars
This Patek Phillipe’s Platinum World Time is believed to be an only one time creation and when produced, the most expensive watch at the moment.


– Vacheron Constantin’s Tour de I’lle: 1.5 Million Dollars Watch
After over 10.000 hours of research in order to create the Tour de I’lle Vacheron Constantine’s watch, the brand came up with the world’s most complicated wristwatch. This wristwatch was produced in a limited edition of seven only one of its kind watches that combine horological complications with astronomical indications .


– Hublot Black Caviar Bang, 1 Million Dollar Watch
Topped with some extremely rare black diamonds, 531 widely distributed black diamonds. Most of them are square cut not less than 322 stones on the case, 179 on the bezel and 30 at the end of the strap, on the clasp. Not just the diamonds make of this watch a very exclusive one, but also, the complications and the design.

– Big Bang Chronograph Hublot’s Wristwatch: 1 Million Dollar Watch
Hublot together with a diamond-setting workshop (Bunter SA) designed and developed an inimitable watch called Big Bang. It features an invisible setting were the only things that can be seen are the diamonds.

– Classical Billionaire Tourbillion Corum’s Wristwatch: 998,000 Dollars
The sparkling wristwatch features 850 diamonds and also has a stunning carcass dial with hour and minute hands. The watch has a 90-hour power reserve and a Caliber CO-372 by Corum and La Joux-Perret. Only 10 pieces are in production.


– Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph: an 850,000 Dollars Parmigiani Fleurier’s Wristwatch.
It features: platinum case, minute repeater, tourbillon and chronograph, as well as a cathedral chime, between many other attractions like the diamonds it features and its amazing design.


– Grande Complication Blancpain’s 785.000 Dollars Wristwatch.
This wristwatch features a minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phase, an automatic winding mechanism, a sleek crocodile wristband. It is said to take the maker from 8 to 10 months to put together all the 740 components and that only 18 of that brilliant limited edition run of 30 watches have been assembled till now.

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Hublot Big Bang King

Among its 2007 novelties, Hublot has launched a bigger watch (48 mm diameter) in his collection.

A Big Bang of ideal proportions that adjust to different wrist sizes, whether slender or larger.

The red gold and white Porto Cervo ceramics model is an excellent example of this.

Its light and luminous color is particularly appreciated by women.

Sporty, distinctive, smart and visible. The Big Bang features are enhanced by the red gold numerals inserted in the unidirectional rotating bezel.

The gold was cast in recesses hollowed out of the ceramic following an innovative process.

Even though its appearance shows its vocation as a scuba diving watch, the Big Bang King is suitable for any kina of activity, not only for those which are the underwater kind. This huge chronometer perfectly adjustable to slender wrist instantly reveals Hublot’s distinctive feature, not only for the fusion of materials, but also for its style, which is sporting yet refined.

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Hublot Bigger Bang 44mm

Hublot is proud to present this masterpiece of high watchmaking craftsmanship. It includes the first “Tourbillon Column-Wheel Chronograph”.

For the first time the chronograph mechanism and column wheel are visible via the dial at 12:00 o’clock.

Not only can the person who wears this masterpiece admire the execution of each component, but also observe when the chronograph is activated by pressing the push piece, and the operation of the column-wheel mechanism.

The “Bigger Bang” became one of the most advanced technological research.

Hublot’s master watchmakers are extremely proud of this outstanding innovation in the technical and mechanical watchmaking world.

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Hublot Big Bang 44mm

Big Bang is the essential point in the new Hublot Fusion concept.

A “Big Bang” of magnificent proportions hides the Hublot’s timeless sportiness and elegance which can not go unseen and is worth of admiration.

Not only has the case has been enlarged to 44 mm and the angles have been sharpened, but also the play of the layers around the lugs rests on the brand’s four main principles: Swiss Watch making Tradition, the Visionary Art of Watch making, the union of materials and state of the art technology, and Aesthetic improvement.

The new brand’s collection features a great fusion of gold and ceramic, Kevlar and rose gold, tantalum or rubber with new HUB44 mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding mechanism. The components of the timepiece include satin-finish and dial in stamped carbon. The Big Bang collection is presented in two different editions. The first is in 18K red gold with black ceramic or tantale bezel, and the second with a metallic bracelet made of steel.

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Hublot Big Bang 41mm

The Big Bang collection has been consolidated with a Big Bang 41mm model

This new chronograph design brings together cutting-edge technology and gem-like appeal, as well as avant-garde elegance and sporty prestige.

Since the Hublot Big Bang chronograph 41mm was launched, it has broken the discreet aesthetics of the chronograph universe by featuring a futuristic vision of the timepiece. The only difference between the 41 and the 44mm model is the second counter on the right in the dial and the size.

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Hublot Classic

In 1980, As soon as the Hublot brand was set up, The Classic line was born. The classic line became a classic of Swiss Horology, always seeking the essential and purest aesthetic form.

Bearing a strong identity together with an awesome design, the classic line Hublot line brought the DNA of the brand story: GOLD and RUBBER STRAP.

It is very easy to identify a classic model by only looking at its design. The classic models are available in four sizes featuring self winding mechanical movement or quartz movement.

In 2005,the new Classic models were launched by Hublot.

Hublot does not offer another version of the Hublot strap in natural rubber with a gorgeous “croco” color strap which keeps its traditional rubber base to maintain its amazing sense of comfort. Hublot offers a new collection with an overall face lift to its superb design.

Hublot collection has had several innovation. In 2005 the deployant clasp combined with the adjustable strap which adapts to different wrist sizes was introduced, keeping always the timekeeper’s absolute comfort or extreme functionability.

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The History of Hublot

The gold Hublot watch, created by Carlo Crocco in 1980, a watch with the first natural black rubber bracelet ever seen in the watch making scenario, has turned into the inspiration of lots of watch makers and it has become absolutely famous worldwide.

The creator of the gold Hublot was grown up in an Italian family of watchmakers. It was around1967 when he designed his first watch.

In 1980 he established his own company, MDM Geneva, and his aim was to create a watch that would be popular and seek all over the world. He sought to design a watch with a sporting style, yet elegant and fashionable.

Trying to ignore any trend, he created a very elegant sporting watch with an extremely sensitive chosen materials, which could be wearing anytime, anywhere.

He followed the belief that the key to success was simplicity and he modeled his look on a ship’s porthole. His lunette is secured to the case by twelve titanium screws. They mark the hours in a mixture of form and function.

Rubber caught the attention of watch making brands in the mid-90s. This proved the validity of the materials chosen for the creation of Hublot watches and their status and reputation was gained as great classics.

After three years of research it was possible to design and produce a bracelet and highlight the outstanding properties of natural rubber that seems to regenerate after being in contact with the skin daily.

The sensation that a customer has when the two strands are strapped to the wrist is amazing. It immediately adapts to the wrist and it reflects an extraordinary lightens and comfort.

The rubber bracelet is nowadays the only used on Hublot watches and it seems to be the only option and possible choice from now onwards.

The Hublot black natural rubber bracelet features an incredible porthole-shaped case, combination of brushed and polished metal, together with the black dial.

The impressive look of this timepiece is even highlighted by a covering mount that highlights the image of the porthole.

Royalty as well as a huge amount of celebrities worldwide, become fond of Hublot watches. It was a few years later that Hublot enterer the exclusive and elitist circle of great Swiss making watches brands.

Hublot began what was the last independent family watch making business, a family firm by essence, following a mono-product concept, always maintaining its independence an awesome personality.

Limited series collections, with a variety of dials in chased enamel and bas-reliefs, covers preciously engraved, inset or enameled, are the result of Hublot’s master and outstanding craftsmen. It is due to them and their meticulous attention given to every single detail that the limited series collection was created. These talented craftsmen in each specialty help in the production of made-to-measure pieces which enrich an revalue the Hublot Art Collection”.

Carlos Crocco decided to look for the right person to lead his watch making house since his multiple activities for the Foundation MDM to help underprivileged children all over the world kept his busy most of the time.

Jean-Claude Biver is one of men to have made his mark on Swiss watch making. Having been born in Luxembourg in 1949, he and his family moved to Switzerland when he was 10.

He attended school at theSaint-Prex. He later followed his studies at the Collège de Morges and University of Lausanne. He arrived at Brassus with a HEC diploma.

Although the Vallée de Joux was a complicated watch making circle, he was absolutely marked by it.

He eventually moved and he built up his house near a farm that some years later would become Blancpain’s head office. He got married in 1979.

Jean-Claude Biver had a clear aim in his life: he set his mind to learn as much as he could from Audemars Piguet in 1975. In 1981, he and his friend Jacques Piguet, bought up the Blancpain business, which had been out of production.

The two friends and partners decided to keep and save the brand’s identity by returning to the origins and traditions at a time when quartz was its highest wave of success.

The Blanpain was given birth by this concept. However success was not an easy thigh to get and it did not came right away.

That year, watch making was undergoing a crisis. Jean-Claude Biver believed that everything had to go badly for people to start thinking about creating something new. He thought that the Blancpain had become and object of outstanding attention.

Ten years after the Balncpain was created, the company was already launched and extremely successful.

But the two partners decided to sell it, even though it was successful. They wanted to protect the business.

In 1992 Nicolas Hayek and the Swatch Group bought up Blancpain.

Jean-Claude Biver remained in the company as a boss as well as a member of the Swatch Group Directors’ Committee until 2003, year in which he decided to take a sabbatical year to rest and relax.

Carlo Crocco realized that he was the man for the position.

Therefore, instead of the year off he had thought of, in 2004, Biver was on the post of CEO and board member of Hublot. He had several projects for the development of the house, including the launch of the Fusion, which illustrated Hublot’s new objective.

In 1980, the engagement between gold and rubber gave birth to a unique watch, the Hublot.

It was twenty five years later that the brand decided to reinterpret its DNA and it went back to its first principles. The brand fashioned though the traditional art of watch making.

Putting together rare material such as ceramics and gold, pink or gold titanium and rubber. And this fusion brought together movements of Swiss traditions with the XXI century art of watch making – while keeping the unique Hublot feeling for watch design.

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