Italian design shares a lot of characteristics with the cuisine from this country: fresh but few ingredients make for a tantalizing experience, and the same goes for the new Hublot Big Bang One Click Italia Independent, the first women’s watch Hublot developed in collaboration with Italian style icon Lapo Elkann.
For the first time he put the “Art of Fusion” in service of women, combining fashion with Italian design and some of the finest Swiss watchmaking. The result is an unusual watch, that only has a few “ingredients”, yet combined they make for a watch unlike any other.
This starts with a case made out of black ceramic. Featuring a high polish, it shines almost as bright as the 42 brilliant cut diamonds which are set in the bezel. The diameter of the case is 39mm, which makes for a perfect size for a ladies watch. The watch is fitted with an automatic Hublot manufacture movement, making this Big Bang One Click Italia Independent a true Haute Horlogerie creation.
While this is already quite a combination, it is the dial that truly makes the Hublot Big Bang One Click Italia Independent stand out. Crafted from velvet Lapo Elkann selected the best colors in which the unique texture of this material stands out the most, and which provide a dynamic contrast to the case and the diamonds: Dark blue, blue and purple. It is an unexpected material that achieves a unique synergy with the other materials used in the watch. Also, the strap is crafted from the same color velvet as the dial and can be switched easily by just pressing the button, hence the “one click” in the name of this watch.
All combined, the first ladies watch that emerged from the collaboration between Hublot, and Lapo Elkann’s Italia Independent is both fashion statement as well as a reliable daily companion. It might be the first ladies watch that comes forward out of this partnership, but we for certainly hope it will not be the last!