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Beyoncé has set the bar quite high for gifts this year in her family… It is the “word on the tweet” that she recently gifted a fine Hublot timepiece to her husband, Jay Z. The watch she supposedly gave him is a special edition Hublot Big Bang that is literally covered in diamonds.

The timepiece is supposed to have been given to Jay-Z as a gift by Beyoncé for his birthday and it makes one wonder what on Earth he will be getting for Christmas this year! The wach has 1,282 diamonds on its face and its bracelet — the entire Hublot watch — and total more than 140 carats. The Hublot timepiece is made from White Gold to hold and support all of the valuable gemstones.

This Hublot timepiece holds not only value in its materials and diamond & gold weight, but also in its design and build. Hublot purportedly took 14 months to design and make the one-off timepiece. This gift stands as yet another perfect example of the world’s newfound focus on value-driven goods.

We can’t wait to see what Jay Z gets Beyonce for her birthday…

To see a close up look at the $5,000,000 timepiece Beyoncé got for her hubby, take a look at our video below…

 

The Hublot Aero Bang was one of Hublot Geneve’s best selling timepieces since the year 2007. 2013 brings a new derivation of the timepiece with the Hublot “Aero” concept of movement. The timepiece garnered its “Aero” derivation because it is designed to be seen as though the movement is airborne. It has a graphically open-worked dial that is available currently in the Classic Fusion line which is Hublot’s most classic timepiece.

This Hublot Aero Bang draws on classic styling while it also shows off and draws upon the stunning aesthetics of the timepiece’s intricacies and movement. The watch has a calendar chronograph that provides an even greater assurance against counterfeits being produced. This issue is on the rise currently and so makes it even more important to buy from authorized dealers, but Hublot is taking steps like this in their production to make it even more difficult for counterfeiters. Because of this, they show the Hublot Aero Bang’s movement which adds to the watch’s prestigious and finely crafted appeal.

The Hublot Chrono Aero has a 45mm diameter case with more rounded and soft lines in line with its 2 push-buttons that reside on the side of the crown. These buttons are the small second and 30 minute markers and are at placed at the 3 o’clock position and 9 o’clock position, respectively.

The timepiece is featured in two materials, titanium as well as King Gold that is a combination of Hublot’s stunning red gold with 5% platinum that gives it an beautiful red color and adds to its value! These colors pair perfectly on the Hublot timepiece with a black alligator strap onto black rubber that ensures a flexible and perfectly fitting band that can remain durable. The Hublot Chrono Aereo also features a 42-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 50meters. Customers are able to custom order a Titanium or King Gold bracelets if they would prefer metal bracelet’s for their timepieces.

Feel free to contact the Experts at deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry with questions about Hublot timepiece availability or for more information about deBoulle’s many fine brands.

 

A year that marked a highly successful partnership between Ferrari and Hublot Geneve is coming to an end! It delivered on both commercial and relationship based goals the companies had set for each other. The first two Hublot Big Bang timepieces produced in the partnership were the Big Bang Magic Gold and the Big Bang Titanium. This stunning new technology matched perfectly with Ferrari’s strong brand image and passion for technology being combined with art & constant development. Promotionally, the companies worked together at more than 130 events!

Hublot Chairman and brand ambassador, Jean-Claude Biver, welcomed the success alongside the CEO of Hublot, Ricardo Guadalupe. This has furthered their motivation for 2013 and allowed them to continue to grow their brand and collection of fine Hublot timepieces. Because of these mutual feelings of success, Hublot recently announced the production of three more timepieces that will be added to the 45mm Big Bang collection.

 Most notably, the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari “Red Magic Carbon” is the symbol of the brand’s progress towards verticalisation. The watch has a case and movement designed, developed, and produced to completion by the Hublot manufacture. Developments such as this mark the sign of a truly great timepiece brand as all Swiss brands hope to be able to say that their watches are made completely in-house by ONLY their parts, movements, jewels, and highly skilled craftsman.

The UNICO movement used in the watch was designed, machined, and even developed all within the walls of the Hublot headquarters. The practical flyback chronograph allows the user to reset their timepiece at any time. The UNICO movement is unique in the watchmaking industry due to its two push-buttons with date indicator, and most notably its position with dual coupling and the notable “column wheel” visible on the dial side. The development of this “column wheel” required a completely original design through its design and development phase. It is unique in that the hour marker is moved by the barrel and without the aid of a jumper in the chronograph mechanism. This simplifies the design and in doing so improves not only reliability but also its strength. The resulting timepiece has only 330 components due to the improvements they made in the Hublot factory.

Since 2009 when Hublot’s Big Bang was launched, they have been making constant progress and the Hublot BIg Bang “Red Magic Carbon” is the result! The Hublot technical office has worked hand-in-hand with the Hublot Engineering laboratory as well as the Hublot Service Department to get to this point so they are more than slightly proud of the achievement.

 

The now famed Unico manufacture chronograph movement has undergone its first ever evolution. Its base will now house a GMT function, which has been entirely developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot. The main technical feature of this GMT complication is that is gives the time in the different time zones using an expert set of 4 rotating aluminium discs. They are controlled by a push-button housed in the case middle at 2 o’clock which allows the discs to be simultaneously positioned, allowing the time in the city, selected from the 14 available, to be instantly and directly read.

With an elegant, practical and functional design, the King Power Unico GMT has a 48 mm dial and is available in two versions, ceramic or King Gold red gold ceramic, featuring a dial which is easy to read despite the wealth of indications it contains, and which allows the beautiful mechanics of the calibre to be admired. With a 72-hour power reserve, this watch will appeal to travelers with an appreciation of fine contemporary watchmaking.


TECHNICAL DETAILS

References 771.CI.1170.RX (ceramic version)

771.OM.1170.RX (gold version)

Series Not limited

Case “King Power” – 48 mm in diameter

Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold

Bezel Black ceramic with circular satin finish and black rubber moulding

Engraved city names

Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

Bezel lug Black composite resin

Lateral inserts Black composite resin

Screw Black PVD titanium

Crown Black PVD titanium or 18K King Gold with black rubber insert

Push-buttons 2 o’clock: Black PVD titanium or 18K King Gold with black rubber insert

Case-back Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold

Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres

Dial Matt black skeleton with city indications

4 rotating aluminium discs with hour indications

Hands Satin-finished, with black Superluminova™

Movement HUB 1220 UNICO Base with GMT function

Developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, self-winding

Oscillating weight

Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment

Power reserve 72 hours

Strap Adjustable articulated black rubber strap

Clasp King Power micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle, cap in micro-blasted black PVD titanium, decorative plate in micro-blasted black ceramic

Gold version: 18K King Gold decorative plate and cap

 

After the phenomenal success of the Leopard Bang which really left its mark on the catwalk last winter, Hublot is now giving pride of place to the snakeskin print. The unmissible trend for 2012, its the one to watch this season. Snakeskin fashion is everywhere. It is sexy, glamourous, stylish and ultra-feminine. Shoes, dresses, trousers, tops, lingerie, bags, sunglasses, … it is in every aspect of the fashionista’s wardrobe, used as a highlight rather than a complete look. Hints of the jungle are the latest in on-trend elegance, using the snakeskin print in subtle little touches as on the Boa Bang 41 mm, available in steel or 18K red gold, and in brown or green tones, equipped with a mechanical chronograph movement to impress connoisseurs and with a dial enhanced with 8 bezel-set diamonds, firmly ensuring it will be one of this season’s must-haves.

 

These BOA BANG Series are a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces for each of the 4 versions.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Case Big Bang – Diameter 41 mm – Steel or 18K red gold, depending on the version

Bezel Steel or 18K red gold (gold version) set with:

48 baguette andalusites, dark smoky quartz, smoky quartz and transparent smoky quartz (brown version)

48 pale green baguette tsavorites, tourmalines and pale green sapphires (green version)

Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

Bezel Lugs Black composite resin

Lateral inserts Black composite resin

Crown Steel or 18K red gold with black rubber inserts

Push-buttons Steel or 18K red gold with black rubber inserts

Case-back Steel or 18K red gold

Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres

Dial Green or brown Boa print

Indexes set with 8 diamonds, with total weight 0.14 carats

Hands on the Steel case version: polished, rhodium-plated

Hands on the Gold case version: polished, gold plated

Movement: HUB4300 Automatic mechanical chronograph

Date: Trapezoid aperture at 4:30

Oscillating weight: Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment

Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours

Straps: Denim fabric with green or brown Boa print, stitched onto black rubber

Clasps: Steel or 18K red gold deployant buckle

 

Diego Maradona, the brand ambassador of Hublot, the legendary king of football for the first time takes the “Hublot One Million RMB Goal Shooting” Charity Challenge on The Bund in Shanghai, China. In the beautiful scenery of LuJiaZui and the Bund, Maradona has challenged the eight different values of targets. Joining forces with Maradona, Hublot will generously donate the total fund of corresponding successful shootings to support the Children aid program in China.

With the most king power of football, Diego Maradona’s extraordinary career was blessed with a unique footballing talent. In Argentina and throughout the world, Maradona also known as the “player of the 20th century”, has achieved a plethora of distinctions. The legendary Argentine footballer is well-known for his love of Hublot watches. In March 2010, Hublot, the Swiss luxury watch brand has signed a partnership with the legendary name. Followed by the remarkable 2010 FIFA World Cup, the whole world noticed he was wearing two Hublot watches at once – the Hublot chronograph bearing his own name on each wrist and cheering for his team with the “Hand of God”. Since Maradona joined in Hublot family, the great football passion and the Swiss leading watch brand aroused numerous inspirations. Today, the two legends in which passion, success, excellence and creativity combine again on the Bund in Shanghai.

 

 

To celebrate the grand event, the second generation of Hublot Maradona limited edition – The King Power Maradona – in a limited edition of just 500 pieces was globally launched by Diego Maradona and Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot. Bearing the symbolic 10 and Maradona’s signature on the dial, Hublot has developed a special King Power equipped with a chronograph movement distinguished by two centre chrono hands. This makes for better readability – quicker and more efficient. The wearer can keep track of both hands at a glance; the first indicates the seconds and the other hand, specially developed for football indicates the time elapsed out of the 45 mins in each half.

“We share the same value and passion,” declared Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot. “We both believe in the philosophy of Sharing and Caring since our partnership started in 2010.

The ultimate luxury is to share the success with those in need. Today, Maradona and Hublot come to Shanghai, China, with all the friends of Hublot to share our success and caring. Thanks to Diego Maradona, we are here to love!

 

Maradona added: “More than a partnership, I feel to be part of the Hublot family. I met authentic and fantastic people who became my friends. I remember my visit last year to the manufacture in Nyon, it was like feeling almost home. The thing that drew me to Hublot was also their charity efforts. I’m very involved in my community, giving kids opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise get. Sitting down talking to the people at Hublot, everything came back to family, and that’s me. It’s a perfect relationship from that standpoint.”

Maradona and Hublot are committed to sharing and caring. For the first time, Maradona accepted the challenge of the Hublot One Million Dollar Shooting Challenge in the heart of Moscow’s Red Square on September 29th, 2010. He ultimately raised the total sum of $ 500’000 which was donated to the Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Institute for Children Hematology and Transplantation at the Pavlov State Medical University of Saint Petersburg. During the short stay in Shanghai, Maradona’s passionate to Children aid charity programs and the global premiere of limited Hublot King Power Maradona brought a series of surprise to all the Chinese football fans and Hublot watch fans.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

References: 716.CI.1129.RX.DMA11 (Ceramic version) and Ref. 716.OM.1129.RX.DMA12 (Gold version)

Series Limited to 500 numbered pieces for the ceramic version

Limited to 200 numbered pieces for the gold version

Case: “King Power” – Diameter 48 mm in micro-blasted black ceramic or 18K King Gold

Bezel: Ceramic version: Micro-blasted black ceramic with black rubber moulding

Gold version: Circular Satin-finished black ceramic with black rubber moulding. 6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws

Crystal: Sapphire with sky blue minute track transfer. Interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

Bezel lug: Black composite resin

Lateral inserts: Black composite resin with push-piece guard at 3 o’clock

Crown: Ceramic version: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert

Gold version: 18K King Gold with black rubber insert

Push-pieces Black PVD titanium, with white and sky blue rubber moulding

Case-back Micro-blasted black ceramic or 18K King Gold, with Maradona logo transfer on crystal

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

Dial: Sapphire, sky blue index with white SuperLuminova™, date window at 4 o’clock

Diego Maradona signature transfer.

Hands: Ceramic version: Satin-finished and ruthenium coated with white SuperLuminova™

Hands for the Gold version: Satin-finished gold plated hands with white SuperLuminova™

Movement: HUB4245 skeleton chronograph with central 45′ counter. Mechanical self-winding

Oscillating weight: Black galvanic coating, with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment

Components: 249

Jewels: 28

Frequency: 4 Hz (28,600 Vib/h)

Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap: Adjustable black rubber strap with white stripe

Clasp: Deployant buckle clasp in micro-blasted black PVD titanium and micro-blasted black ceramic or 18K King Gold

 

International megastar, martial arts champion, actor, philanthropic ambassador for social causes in China, Jet Li is a true living legend in his country. He is not only one of the greatest international actors in the kung-fu film world, but also a role model and hero to many generations in Asia. During the last few years, Jet Li has devoted his time and energy to promoting social development in his country, where he founded The One Foundation in 2006. A percentage of the profits from the sale of these watches will be donated by Hublot to this foundation.

Since 2010, Jet Li has been Hublot’s leading ambassador in Asia. Therefore, Dalian in China was the natural choice for Hublot to unveil the Aero Bang Jet Li just before Christmas, the first watch created to pay tribute to the actor. Based on the iconic Big Bang design and in Hublot’s famed, elegant matt black, this black ceramic watch is inspired by many aspects of Jet Li’s life: the skeleton dial is a miniaturisation of the metal trellis found in the celebrated Shaolin temple in China – a symbol with dual significance for Jet Li: this Buddhist religious temple built in the 5th century is now also the home of martial arts training, in particular Chinese Kung-Fu. It is also the title of Jet Li’s first film, which brought him to fame in the role of the defending monk.

 

 

The accents of red, such as on the minute track and the stitching on the strap, are a clear reference to China. Lastly, the crystal on the case back has a transfer depicting Yin and Yang, as requested by Jet Li in reference to his life’s philosophy, showing Yin (represented by the black) and Yang (the white). In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang are the two complementary categories that can be found in all aspects of life and the universe.

 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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 microblasted black ceramic. Crystal with Yin and Yang transfer and Jet Li’s signature

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

Dial: Matt black openworked with decoration evoking the Shaolin temple windows

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 – Automatic mechanical Aerobang chronograph

Components: 257 – Jewels: 27, with Date, Sapphire disc with display at 4.30

Oscillating weight: Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment

Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours

Strap: Adjustable black gummy alligator sewn onto black rubber with red stitching

Clasp: Micro-blasted black PVD steel Big Bang deployant buckle