Hublot Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
In May 2020, Swiss Luxury watch brand Hublot will celebrate the grand opening of its new flagship Boutique on Chuo-dori Street in Ginza, Tokyo. To celebrate this important milestone, the watchmaker has collaborated with the renowned designer Yohji Yamamoto to release the limited-edition Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto.
“We are honored to celebrate the opening of our new flagship Boutique in Tokyo with fashion designer super star Yohji Yamamoto. This All Black limited edition we created together expresses a simple beauty through the fusion of Yohji Yamamoto’s black design signature and the complicated GMT manufacture movement.” said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot.
“This watch can easily display the time zones of the two cities where I'm based, Tokyo and Paris. Moreover, the hours are invisible. As a person who isn’t always forthcoming, I find that highly amusing. I'm pleased to have taken part in the creation of this model to celebrate the opening of Hublot Boutique in Ginza, a unique, famous and iconic neighborhood of Japan.” - Yohji Yamamoto, Fashion Designer.
The world-famous avant-garde fashion designer and master tailor Yohji Yamamoto, known for his avantgarde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics and for having created "the Shock of Black", which shattered preconceptions of traditional tailoring, collaborated with Hublot to develop this exclusive timepiece.
Born from duality, the timepiece displays two different time zones through its GMT feature. At the heart of the timepiece, the Hublot Unico manufacture movement HUB1251 is equipped with a patented proprietary module which enables the second time zone to be updated instantly by a push-button, allowing the local time to be read easily via the conventional main hand of the watch. The time at home is indicated using a second arrow-shaped hour hand, which integrates a day/night indicator and is set using the crown. True to the All Black concept, tone on tone, the signature of Yohji Yamamoto can be discovered at six o'clock.
In 2006, with its All Black collection, Hublot launched a brand-new and pioneering concept: "Invisible visibility". The all-black design of this new limited edition expresses a philosophy symbolizing the very essence of the brand. Literally, the model is completely black; it has a black case made of micro-blasted black ceramic, black hands, a black dial, and a black rubber strap. Even the sapphire crystal is made of smoked sapphire. Limited to 50 pieces, the Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto will exclusively be available at the Hublot Boutique Ginza.
Hublot Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto
· Micro-blasted and polished black Ceramic
· Diameter: 45mm
· Thickness: 15.85mm
· Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Case-Back: Micro-blasted black Ceramic Engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” XX/50
Bezel: Micro-blasted and polished black Ceramic
· Black Sapphire dial
· Satin-finished black PVD plated appliques with black luminescent
· UNICO Manufacture self-winding GMT
· Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
· Power reserve: 72 hours
· No. of Components: 328
· Jewels: 41
Strap & Buckle:
· Black Rubber strap
· Black plated Titanium deployant buckle clasp
The price for the Hublot Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto Ref. 471.CI.1114.RX.YOY20 is 2,500,000 JPY (pre-tax) /2,750,000 JPY (including 10% tax) or approximately 23,380 Euro. The watch is limited to 50 pieces and is available only in Japan with limited availability at Hublot Boutique Ginza.