Hublot Big Bang Watch Exclusively For Tourneau Stores
Mr. Biver recently mentioned in an interview that the American market is particularly important and strong to Hublot. A noteworthy point as many brands are more or less abandoning major attention on American in favor of the quickly growing, but potentially unstable, market in Asia. While Hublot certainly has feet in China and the surrounding territories, their ongoing dedication to the US is paying off for them.
At a dinner hosted by Tourneau and its newer CEO James Suess, attendees enjoyed a meal by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. As a thanks, Boulud received a special giant Hublot wall clock for his kitchen. Such wall clocks are custom made for Hublot and absolutely prized by brand fans and collectors. The fact that the biggest names from Hublot and Tourneau showed up to the dinner is a sign of how serious each takes the partnership.
The watch itself is a variation on the classic Big Bang. In a 44mm wide case, the watch is done in 18k rose gold with a tungsten bezel and ruthenium dial. Movement and other features are identical to those from the standard Big Bang watch collection. Not sure how many pieces are in the limited edition, but the price will be $25,900 - $26,300 - depending on the strap.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.