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New Hublot Releases At LVMH Digital Watch Week 2021

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Hublot has unveiled a series of new novelties at this year’s LVMH Digital Watch Week 2021, including the world’s first orange-tinted sapphire crystal watch, new ceramic shades, and two new Richard Orlinski editions.
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Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire Watch. Credit: Hublot

At this year’s LVMH Digital Watch Week 2021, Hublot launched a series of novelties designed to showcase Hublot’s “First, Unique, and Different” philosophy. These novelties included the world’s first orange-tinted sapphire crystal watch in the new Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire watch, new shades of ceramic for the Big Bang Integral watch, and a ceramic makeover of the Big Bang created in collaboration with artist Richard Orlinski.


Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire Watch (Limited Edition)

LVMH Digital Watch Week 2021 - Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire Watch
Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire Watch. Credit: Hublot

Having worked with crystal sapphire since the release of the transparent Big Bang Unico Sapphire in 2016, Hublot has now created the world’s first through-tinted orange sapphire watch, following on from their success with clear, black, yellow, red, and blue-tinted sapphire designs.

Limited to 50 pieces, the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire is powered by a new self-winding tourbillon movement and has seen a reinvention of the internal architecture, with the micro-rotor now visible on the dial side along with three sapphire bridges.

Movement: MHUB6035 Manufacture Automatic Tourbillon Movement

Frequency: 3 Hz

Power-reserve: 72 Hours

Water-resistance: 30m

Dial: Sapphire Crystal

Bracelet & Buckle: Transparent orange structured lined rubber strap with titanium buckle clasp

Price: Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire CHF 160,000 / USD $169,000 / AUD $235,000 (ref. 419.JO.0120.RT)


Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic (3 New Ceramic Colors)

LVMH Digital Watch Week 2021 - Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic Watches 2021
New Hublot Integral Ceramic Watches for 2021. Credit: Hublot

After the Hublot Big Bang Integral launch in black ceramic, Hublot has introduced three new ceramic colors (navy blue, white, and grey metallic) to its integrated bracelet model that fuses the 42mm case directly into the bracelet.

Utilizing Hublot’s signature ceramic material (2-3 times harder than steel and 30% lighter), the Big Bang Integral Ceramic is designed to be a lightweight and exceptionally comfortable watch for the wearer thanks to its low thermal conductivity and soft-touch feel.

Movement: HUB1280 Unico self-winding chronograph

Frequency: 4 Hz

Power-reserve: 72 Hours

Water-resistance: 10ATM (100m)

Dial: Matte Black, Blue, or Grey Skeleton

Diameter: 42mm

Bracelet & Buckle: Satin-finished and polished ceramic bracelet with titanium buckle

Price:

  • Hublot Big Bang Integral White Ceramic – CHF 21,900 / USD $23,000 / AUD $32,000 (ref. 451.HX.1123.HX)
  • Hublot Big Bang Integral Blue Ceramic – CHF 21,900 / USD $23,000 / AUD $32,000 (ref. 451.EX.5123.EX)
  • Hublot Big Bang Integral Grey Ceramic – CHF 21,900 / USD $23,000 / AUD $32,000 (ref. 451.FX.6923.FX)
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New Hublot Integral Ceramic Watches for 2021. Credit: Hublot

Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic Blue
New Hublot Integral Ceramic Watches for 2021. Credit: Hublot

Hublot MP-11 Magic Gold & Blue Sapphire

LVMH Digital Watch Week 2021 - Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Gold Blue Sapphire 2021
The new 2021 Hublot MP-11 “Magic Gold” and Blue Sapphire editions. Credit: Hublot

Hublot has unveiled two new Big Bang MP-11 models for the LVMH Digital Watch Week 2021, with each limited to 50 pieces each.

For the first time, a Big Bang MP-11 model is presented in Hublot’s signature “Magic Gold” (an unscratchable 18K gold made from the fusion of ceramic and 24K gold), while the second MP-11 is created using Hublot’s high-tech Blue Sapphire case.

Powered by Hublot’s HUB9011 calibre (developed and manufactured entirely in-house), the MP-11 boasts a 14-day power reserve and features an intricate complication movement with seven series-coupled barrels that work together to display the remaining day power reserve.

Movement: HUB9011 Manualwinding Skeleton Power Reserve Movement

Frequency: 4 Hz

Power-reserve: 14 days

Water-resistance: 30m

Dial: Sapphire Crystal

Case: Polished 18K Magic Gold / Blue Sapphire

Bracelet & Buckle: Black rubber strap with titanium buckle (Magic Gold Edition) / Blue rubber strap with titanium buckle (Blue Sapphire Edition)

Price:

  • Hublot MP-11 Magic Gold CHF 85,000 / USD $85,500 / AUD $125,000 (ref. 911.MX.0138.RX)
  • Hublot MP-11 Blue Sapphire CHF 125,000 / USD $132,000 / AUD $184,000 (ref. 911.JL.0119.RX)
Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire 2021
Hublot MP-11 Blue Sapphire with 14 day power reserve. Credit: Hublot

Hublot Classic Fusion 40mm Orlinkski

Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinksi Blue Black Ceramic
Hublot Classic Fusion 40mm Orlinksi in Blue and Black Ceramic. Credit: Hublot

This year, French artist Richard Orlinksi’s signature style has been applied to the Hublot Classic Fusion 40mm and comes in two solid block colors often used by Orlinksi in his multi-faceted sculptures found around the world.

“I’m delighted to unveil two new versions of the Classic Fusion Orlinski. These two monochrome editions are perfectly in line with the DNA of the fusion of our two worlds, that of the House of Hublot, which shapes precious materials and dreams up extraordinary products, and mine, a world of pop and colour.” – Richard Orlinski

The Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski 40mm is limited to 200 pieces of each color.

Movement: HUB1100 Self-winding Movement

Frequency: 4 Hz

Power-reserve: 42 hours

Water-resistance: 50m

Dial: Faceted Black or Blue Ceramic dial

Case: Polished Black or Blue Ceramic case

Bracelet & Buckle: Black or Blue rubber strap with stainless steel buckle

Price:

  • Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski 40mm – Blue Ceramic CHF 12,900 / USD $13,600 / AUD $125,000 (ref. 550.ES.5100.RX.ORL21 – Limited to 200 pieces)
  • Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski 40mm – Black Magic CHF 12,900 / USD $13,600 / AUD $125,000 (ref. 550.CS.1800.RX.ORL21 – Limited to 200 pieces)
Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinksi Blue Ceramic
Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinksi Blue Black Ceramic. Credit: Hublot

Hublot Classic One Click 33m

Hublot Big Bang One Click 33mm Watches 2021
New Hublot Classic One Click 33m in King Gold or Stainless Steel. Credit: Hublot

The new feminine Hublot Big Bang One Click 33m now comes in stainless steel or Hublot’s King Gold (a gold-colored alloy with a warmer shade than the traditional 18K gold) with a diamond bezel and either a black or white dial.

Adopting Hublot’s patented “One Click” fastening system, wearers can quickly alter the watch’s style by changing out the strap for one of 10 different colored straps.

Movement: HUB1120 Self-winding Movement

Frequency: 4 Hz

Power-reserve: 40 hours

Water-resistance: 100m (10ATM)

Dial: Matte White dial/ Matte Black dial

Case & Bezel: Polished 18K King Gold set with 36 diamonds

Strap & Buckle: White or black rubber strap with gold or stainless steel buckle

Price:

  • Hublot One Click King Gold with Diamond & White Dial – CHF 21,900 / USD $23,100 / AUD$32,200 (ref. 485.OE.2080.RW.1204)
  • Hublot One Click King Gold with Diamond & Black Dial – CHF 21,900 / USD $23,100 / AUD$32,200 (ref. 485.OX.1180.RX.1204)
  • Hublot One Click Stainless Steel with Diamond & White Dial –
    CHF 11,900 / USD $12,500 / AUD$ 17,500 (ref. 485.SE.2010.RW.1204))
  • Hublot One Click Stainless Steel with Diamond & Black Dial –
    CHF 11,900 / USD $12,500 / AUD$ 17,500 (ref. 485.SX.1170.RX.1204)
Hublot Big Bang One Click 33mm Watch Straps 2021
Interchangeable watch strap that can be changed in “one click”. Credit: Hublot

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New Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition Revealed

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Breitling has joined forces with Australian moto/surf lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina to create the new retro-styled Top Time Deus Limited Edition watch.
The new Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition. Credit: Breitling
The new Breitling Top Time Deus Limited Edition. Credit: Breitling

Watchmaker Breitling has joined forces with Australian moto/surf lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina to create the new Top Time Deus Limited Edition, a retro-themed chronograph inspired by Breitling’s 1960’s Top Time design.

Made for today's "young and active professionals". Credit: Breitling
Made for today’s “young and active professionals”. Credit: Breitling

Originally marketed to “young and active professionals” in the 1960s, Breitling’s Top Time was introduced by Willy Breitling, who wanted a youthful design and something sportier than the dress watches of the day. Now almost half a century later, the same remains true of the Top Time design, and with the latest collaboration between Breitling and Deus Ex Machina, those “young and active professionals” look like surfers, bikers, boarders, and backpackers inspired by the open roads and a thirst for adventure.

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Powered by Breitling’s Caliber 23, offering a 48-hour power reserve at a 28,800 bhp beat rate. Credit: Breitling

This time around, the new Breitling Top Time features a 41mm polished stainless steel case on a brown calfskin leather racing strap with a yellow underside. It continues the retro feel with a cream dial signaling the collaboration with a small “Deus” logo in black below the Top Time text and two “squircle” (square + circle) shaped black chronograph counters in the middle, one with a red hand and one with an orange hand.

If you look closely, you’ll also notice Deus Ex Machina’s slogan “In Benzin Veritas” (“in gasoline, truth” or more loosely “in petrol we trust”) inscribed in the black tachymeter bezel around the outside of the dial. A block of orange and yellow also breaks the black at 3 PM and gives it an almost fuel gauge feel.

Look closely and you'll notice the lightning bolt seconds hand and "In benzin veritas". Credit: Breitling
Look closely and you’ll notice the lightning bolt seconds hand and “In benzin veritas”. Credit: Breitling

Another very subtle playful element is the red lightning bolt-shaped central chronograph seconds hand, which the observer at first glance may miss but appears recognizable upon closer inspection.

On the case back, an engraving of Deus Creative director Carby Tuckwell on a retro-looking motorcycle features in the center, with other markings to signify the limited-edition collaboration between Breitling and Deus.

Sketch of Deus Ex Machina creative director Carby Tuckwell featured on the case back. Credit: Breitling
Sketch of Deus Ex Machina creative director Carby Tuckwell featured on the case back. Credit: Breitling

The Breitling Top Time Deus is priced at US$4,990 and is limited to 1,500 models. It is currently available exclusively online and will be available through authorized dealers in late March 2021.

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TAG Heuer & Porsche Officially Join Forces In New Partnership

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TAG Heuer and Porsche have made it official with a new partnership that will see the brands collaborate on a range of joint projects in the future, starting with the new TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph watch.
The new TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph Watch. Credit: TAG Heuer
The new TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph Watch. Credit: TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer and Porsche have recently announced a new partnership based on their shared love of motorsports and racing, which will begin with the TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph release.

While TAG Heuer and Porsche have long crossed paths over the years in various “friend of a friend” circumstances and even shared the name “Carrera” in both automotive and watch models (thanks to the inspiration of the 1950’s Carrera Panamericana road race), this is the first time they’ve made it official.

Porsche detailing on bezel and signature red, black and grey colors. Credit: TAG Heuer
Porsche detailing on bezel and signature red, black and grey colors. Credit: TAG Heuer

The new partnership will see TAG Heuer and Porsche collaborate on a range of joint projects focused on their shared commitment to speed and precision sports, including Formula E, FIA World Endurance Championship, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, golf, and tennis.

The automotive kind of "Carrera". Credit: Porsche/TAG Heuer
The automotive kind of “Carrera”. Credit: Porsche/TAG Heuer

Commenting on the new partnership, new TAG Heuer CEO Frédéric Arnault noted, “TAG Heuer and Porsche have common history and values, of course, but more importantly, we share an attitude. Like Porsche, we are disruptors at heart, always in pursuit of high performance. With this alliance, TAG Heuer and Porsche finally come together officially after decades of close encounters and will create unmatched experiences and products for customers and fans that are passionate about both our brands and what we stand for.”

To kick off the partnership, the brands have created the new TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph special edition, powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic with a power reserve of 80 hours.

TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph Special Edition with Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic. Credit: TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph Special Edition with Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic. Credit: TAG Heuer

The watch utilizes a 44mm steel polished case with the tachymeter scale engraved on the ceramic bezel and features Porsche’s red, black and grey colors and either a black calf leather strap with hand stitching, reminiscent of Porsche’s upholstery or a steel H-shape bracelet.

Available with calf leather or polished steel bracelet. Credit: TAG Heuer
Available with calf leather or polished steel bracelet. Credit: TAG Heuer

The TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph Special Edition 44mm Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic is priced at USD$5,850 and is available online at TAG Heuer.

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H Moser Delivers Final Upgrade of $30,800 Swiss Alp “Smart Watch”

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H Moser is closing out production of their tongue-in-cheek Swiss Alp Watch with one last edition – the “Final Upgrade” with a Vantablack® dial.
The new H Moser Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade. Credit: H Moser & Cie
The new H Moser Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade. Credit: H Moser & Cie

In 2016 Swiss watchmaker H Moser & Cie introduced the world to their very own “smartwatch,” the Swiss Alp Watch, which for all intents and purposes, LOOKED like the ever-popular Apple watch but was powered mechanically.

Smart watch at the front, all mechanical at the back. Credit: H Moser & Cie
Smart watch at the front, all mechanical at the back. Credit: H Moser & Cie

Just over five years later, H Moser & Cie have unveiled their “Final Upgrade,” which was inspired by a customer of the brand and will bring the tongue-in-cheek concept to a close.

“This idea was conceived by a customer and friend of the brand, a true enthusiast and fan of the Swiss Alp Watch collection. He came to visit us with an extremely precise design, and we immediately wanted to create this model, perfectly in line with our philosophy, with a touch of humour and a hint of provocation”, says Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie.

Unmarked dial in Vantablack with black DLC coating on the steel case. Credit: H Moser & Cie
Unmarked dial in Vantablack with black DLC coating on the steel case. Credit: H Moser & Cie

Featuring an unmarked ultra-black dial (created with Vantablack® – the blackest material produced artificially that barely reflects light), H Moser has included a seconds subdial made to represent the spinning/loading icon associated with most Mac products (but thankfully not the colorful spinning wheel of death).

The Swill Alp Watch Final Upgrade is housed in a 38.2mm steel case similar in size to the Apple Watch 6 series and is coated in black DLC with blackened hands and a black alligator leather strap to tie the whole concept together.

Powered by the manually winding HMC 324 movement. Credit: H Moser & Cie
Powered by the manually winding HMC 324 movement. Credit: H Moser & Cie

Powered by its 100% Swiss manufactured HMC 324 manual wind movement, the Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade has a minimum power reserve of 96 hours and, with its mechanical heart, will most likely outlive any smartwatch of its same birth year.

Limited to 50 pieces, the Swiss Alp Final Upgrade is priced at USD$30,800 and available from h-moser.com

H Moser Swiss Alp Watch Final Upgrade Vantablack Reflection

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