Black Beauties: Hublot Releases Watches Designed For Southeast Asia
Watch connoisseurs in Southeast Asia craving for something special to add to their collections should check out these timepieces faithful to Hublot's Art of Fusion philosophy, in this case, marrying classic black with gold.
What's so great about carbon fibre? For one, it's a high tech material boasting exceptional lightness and durability (it's virtually scratch-proof and stronger than steel). For another, Hublot has played a big part in its popularity in the last decade, innovating the material in ways that make it more stylistically appealing, such as the Texalium aluminium-coated carbon fibre. On its own, carbon fibre already has a distinctive basket-weave pattern.
The carbon fibre in this exclusive Big Bang Chronograph is given a frosted finishing for that rough, industrial look, and it sets off the 3N gold of the screws, hands and indexes beautifully. To complete its robust appeal, the strap is black rubber.
For something a tad dressier, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph SEA Edition boasts a black ceramic case that's been polished and satin-finished. The scratch-proof ceramic is paired - for the very first time - with 18k King Gold, a proprietary gold with a fiery red sheen, for the pushers and crown. The hands and indexes are adorned with 3N gold. It comes with either a black leather or black rubber strap.
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Black ceramic case is also the key feature for the Spirit of Big Bang SEA Edition, only this time it's been micro-blasted for a smooth satin appearance. Other unique materials that appear on this tonneau-shaped timepiece are titanium (for the crown), black rubber (inserted into the crown) and 3N gold (for the screws, indexes and hands). The strap is black structured lined rubber.
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