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Marks the Neon Trend

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Hublot Fluo

Marks the Neon Trend

This summer, it will be difficult to resist the call of neon colours. They are everywhere and are causing a stir. Shoes, tops, bags, sunglasses and bright accessories add a vibrant colour pop and a ray of sunshine to your wardrobe. The candy colours of the supercharged Big Bang are just perfect for these sunny days. What is its name? The "Big Bang Black Fluo".

 

Available in 4 different versions - blue, yellow, pink and green - with a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces for each colour, the 41 mm diameter Big Bang Black Fluo plays on the stark contrast between black and bright neon colours.

A precious piece, its black PVD steel case and black dial are set with 430 black diamonds weighing a total of 2.36 carats. The matching black bezel is also radiant, being set with 36 brilliant cut precious stones: blue sapphires, yellow sapphires, pink sapphires or tsavorites for the green version.

Housed inside is the HUB4300 automatic chronograph movement with date (window at 4:30).

278 components including 37 jewels. 28,800 Vib/h and a 42-hour power reserve.

 

The ensemble is teamed with a shiny black snakeskin strap sewn onto black rubber with toneon- tone neon stitching in blue, yellow, pink or green, depending on the version. These watches are water-resistant to 100 metres, because, as the song goes: "Girls just wanna have fun!"

Technical specifications

Technical details
  • References 341.SV.9090.PR.0901 (Black Fluo Blue) – Limited to 250 pieces
  • 341.SV.9090.PR.0911 (Black Fluo Yellow) – Limited to 250 pieces
  • 341.SV.9090.PR.0933 (Black Fluo Pink) – Limited to 250 pieces
  • 341.SV.9090.PR.0922 (Black Fluo Green) – Limited to 250 pieces
Case
  • Big Bang – 41 mm diameter
  • Black PVD treated steel, set with 198 black diamonds (total weight: 1.12 carat)
  • Bezel Black PVD aluminium with black PVD titanium screw
  • Set with 36 blue, yellow or pink sapphires, or 36 tsavorites for the green version
  • Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
  • Bezel Lugs Black composite resin - Lateral inserts in black composite resin
  • Crown Black PVD steel with black rubber insert
  • Push-buttons PVD steel with black rubber inserts
  • Case-back Open in steel with sapphire crystal
  • Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
Dial
  • Black set with 232 black diamonds for a total weight of 1.24 carat
  • Hands Black with luminescent tone-on-tone neon
  • Movement HUB4300 Mechanical automatic chronograph with date
  • Power reserve Approximately 42 hours
Strap
  • Shiny black snakeskin sewn onto black rubber with tone-on-tone neon stitching
  • Black PVD steel deployant buckle

Who's who

“I’d known Jean-Claude for 20 years. When he took over Hublot, I offered to open a dedicated store in Paris. He came to see the premises. We talked together for barely 45 minutes before reaching an agreement.” The relationship between Chronopassion and Hublot is built on mutual trust, spontaneity – and firm convictions about the projects with the greatest potential. As Lauren Adams would say, “there’s no point discussing what’s already been agreed.” It’s the perfect adage when it comes to the personalities of former Hublot CEO Hublot Jean-Claude Biver and Laurent Picciotto, the founder of Chronopassion. Rather than simply being the story of a brand and its products, Hublot and Chronopassion is above all a story with a strongly personal touch. When Carlo Crocco created the Hublot watch with a gold case and a rubber strap in 1980, it was the first time in the history of watchmaking that a precious material, gold, had been used alongside rubber. In the mid-1990s, rubber became prized by many leading watchmaking brands, demonstrating that Hublot’s decision had been the right one. For the brand, rubber was anything but a fad – rather, it embodied its philosophy and became its hallmark. Having headed up Hublot for fifteen years, Carlo Crocco became increasingly busy with work for his MDM Foundation, so he set out to find the right person to take the helm of the watchmaking firm. That was when he met Jean-Claude Biver, who had just left Blancpain. Biver put Hublot back on the road to recovery, becoming head of the company from May 2004 through to 2012. “Our paths crossed in 2006,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. “Jean-Claude had already brought the brand right up to date, with lines like Big Bang, Classic Fusion and King Power. This was the beginning of the rebirth of Hublot. He drew plans, diagrams, rebuses and roadmaps for me. When he stepped down from his position as CEO in 2012, I realised that he had had his entire roadmap in mind right from the word go. Not only that, but that he had completed it – ahead of time.” The takeover of BNB Concept proved to be a key turning-point for the brand. The company had been subcontracting for Hublot since 2004, dealing with complication watches, particularly tourbillons. At a time when BNB was struggling financially, Hublot offered to buy out the firm. The brand thereby became a “manufacture”, enabling it to supply haute horlogerie models, notably a large number of tourbillons and Minute Repeaters, as well as more atypical pieces such as the Key of Time. Together, Laurent Picciotto and Jean-Claude Biver forged a partnership rather than a commercial relationship. The two men created a number of custom series and set about laying the foundations of what was to become Hublotista, the community of Hublot owners. At the end of the day, they are still motivated by passion – and guided above all by instinct.
 
Journalist : Olivier Müller
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