Baselworld 2016 has officially started and one launch has immediately caught my eye. HUBLOT releases a burst of colour in shades to make your mouth water! After lace and denim, it’s time to place linen centre stage. This natural plant fibre is not only used for the strap, it also adorns the case and dial of the new Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen collection.
A unique weaving process creates a unidirectional weft comprising 100% natural fibres, dyed and paired with a transparent composite. It offers an innovative alternative to carbon fibre, with which it shares mechanical strength, but is lighter in weight and allows an infinite palette of hues. For the strap, HUBLOT has selected a pure linen fabric sewn onto rubber. It is made from flax gathered, spun and then woven by hand, using only the very best fibres.
This radiant collection is available in 4 eye-popping colours – Ocean Blue, Turquoise, Purple and Orange. Four models, each released in a limited edition of 200 pieces, house the HUB4300 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement in a 41 mm case.
341.XL.2770.NR.1201 – Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen Ocean Blue – Limited to 200 pieces 341.XL.2770.NR.1237 – Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen Turquoise – Limited to 200 pieces 341.XO.2770.NR.1206 – Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen Orange – Limited to 200 pieces 341.XP.2770.NR.1205 – Big Bang Tutti Frutti Linen Purple – Limited to 200 pieces
Polished steel with 6 H-shaped titanium countersunk, polished & locked screws
Set with blue or orange sapphires, topazes or amethysts
10 ATM, approximately 100 metres
I love the purple one! And you?
Photos: Courtesy of Hublot