Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Skull Bang has been specially developed by Hublot for the brand's friend and long-term partner in Paris, the flamboyant M. 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.
This rock and roll offering from Hublot, known simply as the Skull Bang is playful and slightly tongue-in-cheek.
Hublot describes it as 'the perfect fusion of a rebel spirit with a deft and daring sense of elegance'. The skull represents 'Memento mori' the symbol of the transience of life which reminds us how fragile and brief is our time on this planet, and that we must live each moment to the full.
The Skull Bang runs on an in-house HUB 1112 automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve and represents a more edgy yet more streamlined design from Hublot, using an all-black theme for a strong, moody finish.
The watch is limited to just 100 pieces and is already a collector's item. Key details include water resistance up to 50 metres, faceted, diamond-polished hands and a black PVD steel deployant buckle.
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: 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