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India’s first Watch Awards

July 14, 2010

Luxury watch brands give thumbs up to Watch World Awards

With entries from the famed Swiss brands like Cartier, Panerai, Bvlgari, Harry Winston, Ulysse Nardin, Parmigiani, Hublot, Breitling, Girrad Perregaux to name a few contesting for the maiden “AU Finja Watch World Award 2010” the stage is set for the Indian subcontinent’s first watch awards. The event instituted  by Watch World, India’s leading watch magazine, presents the maiden “AU Finja Watch World Award 2010”, rewards excellence in horology in order to recognize and reward the outstanding work in various departments of watch making and its marketing efforts.

From the “complicated watch of the Year” to “Best Concept Watch of the Year”; from “watch with artistic excellence” to “watch with best design”; from “best boutique” to “best marketing campaign on TV” the “AU Finja Watch World Award 2010” includes 13 product awards and six marketing and merchandising awards.

The jury for the Awards comprises of  Antoine Simonin, Swiss master watchmaker, teacher and author; Chhaya Momaya, grooming expert and socialite; Rohit Bal, leading fashion and product designer; and Padma Bhushan Michael Ferreira, four times World’s Billiards Champion and an ace luxury watch collector.

The award ceremony will be held on August 25 at Surajkund Lake Complex, Claridges Hotel, Delhi.

Maradona, now a watch

May 18, 2010

Tweet: Big Bang Maradona from Hublot

bag bang maradona

Hublot , a watch brand known for its close association with the game of soccer, has unveiled the Big Bang Maradona, a tribute to the legendary Argentine player Diego Maradona. Adorning the wrist of the ‘Hand of God’ now will be the chronograph bearing his own name. The Big Bang Maradona is a limited edition model in black ceramic, bearing the champion’s signature in sky blue on the dial, as well as his lucky number 10.

According to Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver, “It all started when we saw him wearing a Hublot Big Bang on each wrist. We checked where he had bought it and found out that he was wearing two watches because he has two daughters. We loved the story and the emotion behind those watches. That gave us the idea that we should have him as an ambassador. ”

The model limited to 250 pieces is called the ‘Gamin en Or’ (meaning Golden Kid) and takes one back to the time, when a 12-year-old Maradona announced, “I have two dreams: to play in a World Cup, and to win it with Argentina.”

big bang maradona

The matt black oversized ceramic case of the Big Bang Maradona, measuring 44.5 mm in diameter, surrounds a black dial bearing Diego Maradona’s signature in blue, with his lucky number 10 on the 3 o’clock counter. This same blue is used for the indices and the seconds hand, and for the special 45 minute counter (to count down to half and full time!) at 9 o’clock. The Argentine Blue is applied on the appliqués, case back and stitches on the luxurious alligator leather strap as well. The case back features a portrait of the football legend, arms raised in victory!

In the past too, Hublot has been associated with the game of football. Being the official timekeeping partners of Man U and bringing out the Man U United Red Devil Bang Watch in 2008, a hit among football fans of the club.

Hublot’s bouquet

March 9, 2010

Briefly: Hublot to launch its King Power Alinghi (48mm), Big Bang In Red and Steel Tutti Frutti Rose at Basel World 2010

King Power Alinghi

king power alinghi

King Power Alinghi (48mm) in microblasted black ceramic and moulded black rubber comes in 6 relief black PVD H-shaped titanium screws. It has crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment. The Alinghi logo is at 9 o’clock. The hands are satin-finished microblasted black nickel with black SuperLuminova™. The mechanical skeleton chronograph is endowed with automatic winding, carbon bridges and possesses calibre Hublot HUB4400. The model is in limited of 333 pieces numbered from 01/333 to 333/333.

Big Bang In Red

hublot red

A crimson dial (38mm) decorated with a diamond bezel, a white ceramic case and an alligator leather and rubber strap. A gift that says more than any poem, a dress watch that proclaims love better than any words! A quartz movement watch, its hands are Rhodium faceted, diamond-set with white luminous markings.

Big Bang Steel Tutti Frutti Rose

The new Big Bang Tutti Frutti (48mm) features fine mother of pearl, which gives it a particular elegance. This is emphasised by its satin-finished case surrounded by pink sapphires, and the alligator bracelet that accentuates its distinguished allure.

hublot tutti fruti

An undeniably exquisite watch, it exudes a sense of masterful restraint. The hands are faceted, diamond-set, luminescent white, seconds hand with H-shaped counter weights This mechanical chronograph watch comes with automatic winding and Hublot Calibre HUB4300.