Wednesday, December 14, 2016

HUBLOT – BIG BANG SANG BLEU Titanium Edition



















HUBLOTBIG BANG SANG BLEU Titanium 45mm Limited Edition NEW

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HUBLOT HOSTS SANG BLEU POP-UP TATTOO SHOP 
AT HUBLOT GALERIE, 
DESIGN DISTRICT BOUTIQUE WITH 
MAXIME BŬCHI DURING ART BASEL MIAMI

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 [Miami, FL]  Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Maxime Büchi, famed graphic designer, tattoo artist, founder of the Sang Bleu studio in London and Hublot Ambassador, launched an exclusive Sang Bleu Pop-up Tattoo Shop at the Hublot Galerie, Design District Boutique, where Maxime himself tattooed select media and friends of the brand on site! This marks one of many celebrations for Hublot during Miami Art Basel.

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The Sang Bleu pop-up was open from 3 – 6 p.m., and will be open during the same timeframe on Friday, December 2, and on Saturday, December 3. Appointments are secured by invitation only, though the pop-up is open to the public for fans of both Hublot and Sang Bleu who wish to meet Maxime and watch his team at work.

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Attendees were offered champagne and light bites while perusing the boutique’s limited edition offerings – many of which are available nowhere else in the United States!

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Hublot and Maxime Büchi first announced the Big Bang Sang Bleu timepiece earlier this year in celebration of the creative partnership – but now the limited edition watch is being delivered.

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The brand-new, totally redesigned 45mm Big Bang in titanium, which sees its lines beveled, features a signature Sang Bleu geometric graphic – evoking the harmonious and proportional relationships derived from Leonard de Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The titanium bezel of the Big Bang sees its roundness shaped into a hexagon. These facets confer a three-dimensional effect upon it.

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The matte black dial presents a wide black satin-finish circular flange stamped with the hours. The numerals created for this piece by Maxime's typeface-design agency SwissTypefaces SARL. As for the seconds counter, it appears discreetly on the metal sculpture that dresses the dial.

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Curves that contrast with the piece as a whole. As if to reinforce its mysterious spirit and give time another dimension, no hand appears on the dial. The time is displayed through the superposition of three rhodium-plated octagonal-shaped discs. The largest disc indicates the hours, while the small one marks the minutes.

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To make it easier to tell the time, one of the tips of the hours and minutes octagons is in white SuperLuminova. As for the seconds, these tick by in the center on a black disc stamped with the H of Hublot and the stylized hourglass of Sang Bleu.

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The unique strap is hot stamped in a gradient from black to gray on calfskin stitched to rubber and connected by Hublot’s patented one-click interchangeable strap system.

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The watch was released in a limited run of 200 units, and is available for purchase at the Hublot Galerie, Design District Boutique in Miami.

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Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, commented, Maxime is a creative force and a true artist. This collaboration represents a perfect marriage of the technical design and watchmaking expertise of Hublot with the artistic vision of one of the field’s greatest talents. The result is a timepiece for collectors of exceptional watches and art alike.

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Maxime Büchi, tattoo artist and founder, Sang Bleu, shared, “For me, the coming together of Sang Bleu and Hublot is a “match made in heaven” insofar as the two projects, in their respective domains, represent the highest level of technical and creative innovation without ever compromising the quality of their aesthetics.

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A feature of Sang Bleu and Hublot is the principle of “fusion”, in their manner of building bridges between materials, techniques and cultures. As a watch lover, I have always dreamed of such a collaboration, and I cannot imagine a greater opportunity to further develop my creative scope and the reach of Sang Bleu.”

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ABOUT SANG BLEU

A multidisciplinary artistic platform founded by Maxime Büchi. In 2006, Maxime launched the eponymous magazine. An interdisciplinary project merging art, fashion, literature, sociology and tattooing. In 2014, he created the Sang Bleu London Tattoo Studio, bringing together a dozen top-flight tattooists. Among his prestigious clients, Kanye West and Adam Lambert wear his ink on their skin. Today, Sang Bleu is a contemporary design brand in the broadest sense.
For more information: www.sangbleu.com
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Technical specifications

Model:  BIG BANG SANG BLEU Titanium 45 mm
Reference: 415.NX.1112.VR.MXM16Limited Edition of 200 pieces

Case
Diameter: 45 mm
Satin-finish and polished Titanium with engraved geometric Maxime Büchi design
Bezel:  Hexagonal bezel, satin-finish and polished Titanium with 6 Titanium H-shaped screws
Bezel lug:  Black composite resin
Glass:  Sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Black rubber and satin-finish Titanium
Back: Satin-finish Titanium with "Limited Edition 200NUM" engraving
           Sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 m)
Dial
Black dial with Maxime Büchi design
Hands: Octagonal skeleton hands, rhodium-plated
Movement
UNICO HUB1213 mechanical movement with automatic winding
No. Components: 255 (28 rubies)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Oscillating weight: Geometric design by Maxime Büchi
Strap
Calfskin with grey gradient and black rubber with geometric inscriptions by Maxime Büchi.  
Buckle: Titanium folding clasp.

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RADO – HyperChrome Ultra Light wins Good Design Award®




















RADOHyperChrome Ultra Light wins Good Design Award® Automatic NEW

Design accolades for pared-down, 
lightness-inspired timepiece

2016 GOOD DESIGN™ Award
HyperChrome Ultra Light wins second prestigious design prize

(Lengnau, Switzerland – 2016) Swiss watchmaker Rado has once again proven its mastery of cutting-edge design and materials: The Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light, a striking timepiece with minimalist design and featherweight components, has won the coveted Australian Good Design Award® – the brand’s second design award this year.

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With its index-free dial and deep grey monochrome colour palette, the HyperChrome Ultra Light is a meditation on simplicity. Naturally dark grey silicon nitride lends the lightweight matt monobloc case its notable hue.

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The dial is texturized with concentric grooves that gently sweep downward, reminiscent of the soothing patterns sculpted in the sand of a zen garden. A fashion-forward Nato strap secures the limited-edition timepiece to the wrist, capturing the essence of a clean and simple unisex aesthetic.

High-tech materials, zen inspiration

The HyperChrome Ultra Light stands out thanks to its unique fusion of zen-inspired design and high-tech components. The minimalist monochrome timepiece is crafted from a trio of incredibly light high-performance materials – silicon nitride ceramic, anodized aluminium, and hardened titanium. The result is a highly scratch resistant automatic timepiece that weighs only 56 grams – a remarkable marriage of lightness-inspired form and function.

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A leading design brand, Rado has over 30 prestigious product design awards to its name. The brand also has a longstanding tradition of initiating and partnering with design events and promoting young talent through the Rado Star Prize.

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The Good Design Award® is the second design honour that Rado has received recently, following the Rado True Open Heart’s receipt of the Red Dot design award earlier this year.

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About Rado

Rado is a globally recognized brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.

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Good Design Australia

The Good Design Awards is Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program, and one of the few forums for professional Industrial Designers and manufacturers to showcase their design expertise to national and international audiences. As a result of more than 50 years of design benchmarking, the program has focused on progressively raising the standard of design and innovation in Australia and around the world.

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TECHNICAL DATA

Model: HyperChrome Ultra Light wins Good Design Award®

Reference number 01.766.0069.3.111

Movement   
Automatic
Case
Silicon nitride ceramic, anodized aluminium, and hardened titanium
Size:   43.0 mm
Weighs only 56 grams
Case & Bezel:    Ultra-light high-tech ceramic
Transparent sapphire case back
Water resistance:   Water-resistant 10 bar (100 m)
Dial     Dark
Crystal:    Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Strap
Fabric grey Nato strap

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