Hublot, the renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker, is making a bold and culturally significant statement with its latest creation, the Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Titanium Dragon. This timepiece embodies a harmonious fusion of tradition and modernity, encapsulating the essence of Chinese culture and artistry. In a limited edition of just 88 pieces, the watch celebrates the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac, which signifies prosperity, luck, strength, and wisdom.
At the heart of this watch is the intricate art of paper cutting, a craft that dates back over 2,000 years in Chinese culture. Artist Chen Fenwan has skillfully reimagined this ancient art form, creating a stunning 3D silhouette of an Eastern dragon using the watch’s components: hands, cogs, and H-shaped screws. The dragon’s symbolism, representing different animals and embodying a rich history, is a metaphor for Hublot’s philosophy – the “Art of Fusion.” This fusion of Eastern heritage with Swiss precision is further accentuated by the multi-level dial construction and the dragon’s silhouette extending onto the rubber strap, adorned with rubber marquetry motifs – a first for Hublot.
In addition to its captivating aesthetics, the Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Titanium Dragon is powered by the HUB1710 automatic movement, offering a power reserve of 50 hours. With a 42mm titanium case, this timepiece is a true masterpiece that bridges the gap between the ancient traditions of Chinese art and the cutting-edge world of Swiss horology. Priced at $29,500, it is not only a timekeeping instrument but also a cultural treasure, making it a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
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