With its playful and slightly tongue-in-cheek air, this impudent piece rebelliously thumbs its nose at anyone who takes themselves too seriously. A totally “kick-ass” watch, it wouldn’t look out of place on the wrist of any number of rock stars on stage or out and about in the city.
This surprising watch from Hublot is the perfect fusion of a rebel spirit with a deft and daring sense of elegance, never losing sight of the “vanitas”, the symbol of the transience of life which remind us how fragile and brief our time is, and that we must live each moment to the full…
This is the Skull Bang, a piece made entirely from black ceramic and featuring an attractive stylised skull on its dial. It is already a collector’s item, limited to just 100 pieces worldwide, and has been specially developed by Hublot for the brand’s friend and long-term partner in Paris, Laurent Picciotto, a man whose flair has made him a legend in the watchmaking world, and one of the first to demonstrate his belief in Hublot by opening the Swiss watch brand’s first boutique in the world in 2007 at 271 Rue Saint Honoré in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, where this limited edition will be exclusively available. Thank you Mr Picciotto!
Series: Limited to 100 pieces numbered from 000/100 to 100/100
Case: “Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm, polished and satin-finished black ceramic
End-pieces: Satin-finished black ceramic
Bezel: Satin-finished black ceramic 6 o’clock -12 o’clock – 6 H-shaped countersunk black PVD titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Crown: Polished black ceramic with Hublot logo
Case-back: Polished black ceramic – Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment – Black “Skull Bang” transfer, transparent skull outline on a back background, through which the movement can be seen.
Water resistance: 5 ATM or approximately 50 metres
Dial: Black galvanic sunburst – Black “skull” transfer
Hands: Faceted, diamond-polished, skeleton, black galvanic
Movement: HUB 1112 automatic movement
No. of components: 63 (Jewels: 21)
Date: Window at 3 o’clock
Oscillating weight: Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Strap: Black leather strap stitched onto black rubber
Clasp: Black PVD steel deployant buckle