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OMEGA’s new Museum

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The new Museum, housed in a striking steel, glass and Swiss timber building designed by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban, brings the OMEGA story to life through immersive movies, compelling displays and fun interactive experiences.

The journey to the heart of OMEGA includes a 360° history of time and a giant walk-in Speedmaster revealing the inner-workings of the famous Co-Axial Escapement. Along the way, visitors can unleash their inner Olympian on a 9m running track, explore OMEGA’s history of women’s watchmaking, walk across a lunar surface and enter the exciting world of James Bond 007.

Those wishing to delve into the details can follow the path of a 50m steel bracelet made up of 64 treasury windows.

To coincide with the opening of the new Museum, OMEGA has created a dedicated Instagram account – #OMEGAMuseum – and a fully upgraded “Extract from the Archives” service, which is now available online.

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Big Bang Integral

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New product alert: the first Big Bang with an integrated bracelet! 15 years after its creation, the Big Bang features its FIRST integrated metal bracelet, with the first link fused with the case. An integrated bracelet means a restyled case, with Hublot’s signature codes: UNIQUE & DIFFERENT. A single, unique piece featuring integrated architecture; a fusion of technology and style for the wrist. A watch that embodies the spirit of Hublot, with its iconic use of black ceramic, King Gold or titanium. The new launch consists of three models, including a 500-piece limited edition All Black version dedicated to the “invisible visibility” concept introduced in 2006.

15 years of the Big Bang and a new first. A unique, fully integrated bracelet and a redesigned case for a different clientèle. The Big Bang Integral and its integrated architecture have propelled this model into a whole new universe.” -Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

2005-2020 – 15 years of the Big Bang
Launched at Baselworld in 2005, the Big Bang, a fusion of steel, ceramic and rubber, introduced the Art of Fusion and its iconic design – a huge success for Hublot.
 
2020 – The year of the integrated bracelet
In 2020, to mark its 15th anniversary, the Big Bang is available for the first time in its history with a tailored integrated bracelet which sits perfectly against the skin. So perfectly, in fact, that to look at the Big Bang Integral – with a visual harmony resulting from absolute proportions – you would think that it had always existed.
 
A UNIQUE bracelet unlike any other. Its aesthetic signature is powerful enough for it to be instantly associated with that of the Big Bang. Three links: one central and two lateral; in that respect, at least, a standard bracelet. But then its sharp style adopts the codes of the case, with edges that not only echo the aesthetic of the pushers but also the architecture of the middle with is cutouts. The polished and satin-finished surfaces, and the bevelling and chamfering of the links, create the same effect of depth and contrast as between the case and the bezel lug. 
 
Of course, an integrated bracelet means a redesigned case. While its dial and bezel are identical to the existing Big Bang 42 mm model – with the exception of the indices which replace the Arabic numerals – its pushers return to the codes of the original model from 2005. It is these pushers which inspired the style of the bracelet, with their interplay of angles and chamfers and alternating polished and satin finishes punctuating the watch, from the middle to the bracelet.
 
The Big Bang Integral retains its iconic “sandwich” construction, this time without the composite resin insert, with the watch crafted entirely from one material – Titanium, King Gold, or Ceramic. The only exceptions are the black composite resin lugs on its bezel and the crown overmoulded with rubber.
 
It is released in three materials inextricably linked to the history of Hublot: lightweight titanium, hard-wearing, scratch-proof ceramic (500 pieces) and King Gold, a unique alloy of gold, copper and platinum which results in an intensely red 18-carat gold and is exclusive to Hublot.

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Hublot celebrates art for a night in Paris

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Yesterday in the heart of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, an emblematic site dedicated to art and culture, Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Vincent Roy, Brand Director of Hublot France, Belgium & Luxembourg, welcomed over 200 guests to celebrate art, a subject close to the heart of the Swiss watchmaking house, at the end of this year. Brand ambassadors, exceptional guests invited by Hublot for the occasion, including the artists Richard Orlinski and Marc Ferrero, were able to celebrate the “Hublot Loves Art” theme that the House embodies through its watchmaking creations, which combine technique and artistic aestheticism, in an electro-atmosphere orchestrated by Dixon, Pedro Winter and Jean Tonique. The guests were swept away by the choreographer Léo Walk and his company, La Marche Bleue, and the rhythm of their organic and poetic gestures. The football world champion and brand ambassador Kylian Mbappé surprised guests when he arrived on stage, much to their delight.
 

In the course of the exhibition devoted to Charlotte Perriand, 20th-centruy architect and visionary creator, guests had the chance of brushing shoulders with Booba, Presnel Kimpembe, Stephane Bianchi, head of LVMH watch division, Jean Roch and Anais Pedri, Carla Ginola, Habib Beye… who, at the end of the evening, could discover the work being painted live by Marc Ferrero.


In the name of Hublot, I wanted to thank the Fondation Louis Vuitton for welcoming us in this unique and incredible place. Art has always been at the heart of the brand, which wanted to spend an evening celebrating all the artists with which it has collaborated, some of whom honoured us with their presence last night.” -Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

We were happy to be able to bring together clients and partners to celebrate the end of the year in a modern and uninhibited atmosphere, which, just like Hublot, combined different artistic disciplines such as music, dance and design.” -Vincent Roy, Brand Director Hublot France, Belgium & Luxembourg

This evening was also an opportunity to once again present Hublot watches with new features launched in 2019, such as the new Big Bang Sang Bleu, the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, and the Classic Fusion Orlinski line.

Inaugurated in 2014, the Fondation Vuitton represents the fusion between the lightness of glass architecture and a story rooted in the French culture of the 19th century. As much as in the very design of the project as in the start of work, the Fondation project shook up the principles of architecture, like Hublot which is, par excellence, the watchmaking brand which shook up the deep-rooted traditions of Watchmaking by offering the first gold watch on a rubber strap, in other words a precious metal on a less noble material.

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Sang Bleu Steel Turquoise Special Edition

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Time for a limited edition specially designed for Russia – cutting-edge watchmaking meets the art of tattooing once again as Sang Bleu and Hublot join forces to create the Big Bang One Click Sang Bleu Steel Turquoise.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Maxime Plescia-Büchi, founder of Sang Bleu, held a sumptuous gala in Moscow to jointly unveil a special edition of the Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu watch – this exclusive new ladies’ model will only be available in Russia, in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

In the same vein as all the earlier timepieces which were the fruit of the collaboration between Hublot and Sang Bleu, this model effortlessly displays the symbolism of Maxime Plescia-Büchi’s creations for Sang Bleu. This piece offers a reinterpretation of the ancestral art of tattooing, bringing it into an avant-garde culture. Its turquoise blue dial is framed with a hexagonal bezel set with 48 diamonds while the interwoven geometric shapes extend from the dial and along the 39 mm diameter steel case.
 
Its three hands make way for three openworked discs displaying the hours, minutes, and seconds, accented by a touch of Super-LumiNova®. These are powered by the HUB1710 self-winding manufacture movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering a generous power reserve of 50 hours.  
 
The Big Bang One Click Sang Bleu Steel Turquoise is paired with a turquoise blue strap to match its dial, which also features lines traced by Maxime Plescia-Büchi. Cut from calfskin leather from the prestigious Italian leather experts, Schedoni, and rubber-lined for greater comfort on the wrist, the strap features the One Click system, a patented attachment system that makes it easy to make bold style statements by simplifying strap changes.

The 50 timepieces included in this limited edition are presented in an original gift box which features the geometric shapes characteristic of Sang Bleu and which is fully lined with leather.
 
Hublot is once again reaffirming its “Art of Fusion” by combining its perfect mastery of watchmaking and materials with the artistic modern culture of tattooing espoused by Sang Bleu!

Thanks to its colour and its brilliance, this feminine interpretation of the work of Maxime Plescia-Büchi for Hublot gives this special edition a touch of originality and uniqueness which make it a perfect match for the market for which it was designed… Russia.” -Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

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