Hublot unveils a marvel of craftsmanship and artistry, the Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon, in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. This limited edition timepiece, a mere 88 pieces, is a testament to Hublot’s dedication to ‘Art of Fusion’. It intricately blends traditional Chinese art, represented by the revered paper-cutting technique, with contemporary horological sophistication.
The Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon is a collaboration with renowned Chinese artist Chen Fenwan, and features a stunning 3D silhouette of an eastern dragon, gracefully layered across the dial. Each element, from the hands to the H-shaped screws, is meticulously arranged to bring this mythical creature to life. The dragon, a symbol of luck, strength, and wisdom, is not just a design element but an emblem of the watch’s deep cultural significance.
The watch is encased in a 42 mm titanium case, showcasing a multi-level dial construction that echoes the layered effects of paper cutting. The dragon motif extends onto the strap, featuring Hublot’s first-ever rubber marquetry design. Each scale on the dragon is individually colored and nano-vulcanized, taking around eight hours per strap to complete.
Powered by the HUB1710 automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve, this watch combines technical prowess with artistic vision. Each piece comes with a second, titanium-grey Velcro fabric strap, offering versatility and style.
Chen Fenwan, a graduate of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, brings her exceptional paper-cutting skills and narrative imagination to this collaboration. Her works, celebrated for their emotional resonance and public appeal, make this timepiece not just a tool for timekeeping, but a symbol of life, renewal, and the enduring spirit of Chinese tradition.
Embrace the spirit of the dragon and the art of fusion with the Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon, a watch that’s more than a timepiece – it’s a celebration of heritage, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of being first, unique, and different.