HUBLOT BIG BANG ZERMATT: BACK TO THE MATTERHORN
For the fourth time, Hublot celebrates its special relationship with Zermatt, the iconic Swiss Alpine resort town nestled at the base of the Matterhorn. Two original new creations are being released to mark this special occasion.
“The connection between Hublot and Zermatt is more than symbolic. We share the same terroir and, the same roots, and we carry these qualities far beyond our borders. But I believe the quality that best defines Hublot is loyalty. The Big Bang Zermatt models that we have released since 2017 are a mark of the friendship and authenticity that we share with our fans and collectors.”
Each version is available in a steel case – a return to the basics that has not been used by Hublot since 2018. The material, which features alternating polished and satin-finished surfaces, echoes the unique reflection of schist, the typical Swiss stone similar to slate which forms a large part of the Matterhorn. The sunray finished dial will illuminate this with an ever-changing light, like the faces of the Matterhorn under the continuously shifting sun.
These two editions both boast the special Big Bang Zermatt feature of which collectors are so fond: the Matterhorn at 9 o'clock on the men' model, and at 3 o'clock on the ladies' model. The latter boasts a bezel set with 36 diamonds which also punctuate the hour indices. Each bezel is equipped with screws made from titanium, a material inspired by the needs of mountaineers, whose equipment must be both light and strong. Once again, Hublot has mastered the fusion of substance and shape, colour and material, Alpine and watchmaking symbols.
Both versions are powered by a self-winding chronograph and complimented by two nubuck straps: the first in slate grey, the second in snow white, in a dual tribute to the iconic colours of Zermatt.