Hublot is disrupting the natural order again and reinterpreting the “invisible visibility” watchmaking philosophy, which was launched by the brand a decade ago, by introducing the Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black and holding the Hublot All Black 10 Years Exhibition. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hublot’s All Black concept, the brand is holding an exhibition from 17th to 21st November, 2016 in Main Concourse, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City.
In 2006, Hublot surprised the watch-making industry with the Big Bang All Black model, unveiling the ALL BLACK concept and the pioneering philosophy of “Visible Invisibility” also emerged at this time. A black watch with black hands that are almost invisible above its entire dial. All Black Limited Editions became among the top list for collectors and Hublot aficionados. The success of the series also seeming led the aesthetic and fashion of Hublot watches for ten years. To symbolise the All Black concept, the exhibition are varnished in black with different layers and separations to create a mesmerising sense of deepness and mysteriousness. A semi-circular display hall is erected, in which timepieces from the All Black collection in the last 10 years are exhibited. Among the spirited guests joining the occasion were Benoit Toulin, President of LVMH Watch & Jewelry Greater China, Loic Biver, General Manager of Hublot Greater China and world renowned pianist Lang Lang.
“I really love Hublot’s courage to go beyond itself and its firm belief of being unique; at the same time, I even appreciate Hublot more for its relentless pursuit of art. Time and music seem to be invisible but are in fact visible, just like the ALL BLACK collections inherent to the “Visible Invisibility” philosophy into the concept of a watch. It is a unique cultural essence that allows Hublot to present outstanding artistic charm.” Says Lang Lang.
One of the highlights in the exhibition is the BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE ALL BLACK. It makes the first appearance to the public for the first time in Hong Kong. True to the All Black style, it is crafted from blocks of sapphire crystal – sapphire that has been coated with metal. Enhanced by black, this sapphire maintains its transparent properties in a subtle balancing act. “Hublot invented this unprecedented idea in 2006 by using transparency to foster a new connection between the visible and invisible. It overthrows what we thought we had known, pushes back boundaries and takes on the impossible, illustrating Hublot’s motto ‘there is no future without innovation’. All Black is more than a powerful and emblematic design because until today, it is still a pioneering figure in this monochrome, all black style.” Mr. Loic Biver remarked.
Hublot and Lang Lang took “Art of Fusion” to a whole new level by holding another intriguing concert on The Peak, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic destinations. The event was held at Sky Terrace 428 at The Peak – The highest viewing platform standing at 428 metres above sea level in Hong Kong. Located at the pinnacle of the island, the venue enjoys a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour’s renowned night scene.
Lang Lang took the stage and enthralled the audience with his beautiful and passionate music. The performance was completed with a toast to celebrate the marvellous performance by Lang Lang and launch of the two novelties.