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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hublot Jet Li Limited Edition Big Bang

The Hublot Jet Li limited edition watch was recently lauched in Dalian, China with a stunning performance by one hundred Tai Chi performers promoting Chinese Tai Chi culture.

Present during the launch were Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, Managing Director of Hublot, and Jet Li, a Hublot ambassador, who is also an internationally renowned movie star, Chinese martial arts champion, philanthropist and social sector leader.

Hublot Jet Li Limited Edition

Jet Li joined the Hublot family in November 2010 and is the first brand ambassador in Asia.

The limited edition 44mm Hublot Jet Li Big Bang has been designed in close co-operation with Jet Li and Hublot. It will be limited to just 200 pieces globally, and features a matte black open-worked skeleton with Chinese screen decoration on the watch face, with a Yin-Yang symbol and the signature of  Jet Li on the back.

A portion of future sales will be donated to the One Foundation of which Jet Li is the founder.

"Jet Li is a true legend of the times. The collaboration between Hublot and Jet Li represents an unforgettable fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, marking the very highest position of watches in China, all while making a significant contribution to support charity – a truly invaluable partnership for us." Ricardo Guadalupe, Managing Director of Hublot
"As a world-renowned creator of premier timepieces, Hublot’s fusion of traditional watchmaking art and modern high technology is second to none. I truly admire that as a luxury brand, Hublot also remains incredibly active in its support of charity initiatives worldwide with its “Sharing and Caring” philosophy, sharing its success with individuals who need caring most. "  Jet Li
The One Foundation
In the past year, Hublot has raised money for the One Foundation in an ongoing effort to support its various charitable projects, including the "One Paradise" project, which provides recreational facilities and equipment for children in rural China.
 Jet Li will also be focusing on the promotion of Tai Chi culture, promoting Tai Chi to the world through a variety of means. Thus, to celebrate the world premiere of the Hublot Jet Li limited edition watch, an impressive Tai Chi performance was staged for the audience.

Big Bang 44 mm "Jet Li" specifications

Reference: 311.CI.1130.GR.JLI11
Series: limited to 200 pieces numbered from 01/200 to 200/200

Case: 44.5 mm Big Bang in micro-blasted black ceramic

Bezel: micro-blasted black ceramic; 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked

Crystal: sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

Bezel lugs: black composite

Lateral inserts: black composite

Crown: black PVD steel, with black rubber insert

Push-pieces: black PVD steel, rectangular, with black rubber inserts

Case-back: open, in micro-blasted black ceramic with Yin-Yang crystal and the signature of Mr. Jet Li

Water resistance: 10 Atm, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Dial: matt black openworked skeleton, with Chinese screen decoration; satin-finished indexes with black SuperLuminova™ ruthenium coating; red minute track transfer

Hands: faceted and polished with black nickel coating, plus black and red

SuperLuminova™; red chronograph hand with H counterpoise

Movement: HUB4214 - Aerobang Mechanical Self-Winding Chronograph

Components: 257
Jewels: 27

Date: sapphire disc with display at 4.30

Oscillating weight: Openworked and black PVD coated, tungsten segment

Power reserve: approximately 42 hours

Wristlet: adjustable black rubber and black gummy alligator strap with red stitching.

Clasp: micro-blasted black PVD steel Big Bang deployant buckle, micro-blasted black PVD titanium screws and plate

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