Alert: Hublot Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto
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Hublot will celebrate the grand opening of its new flagship boutique in Ginza, Tokyo In May 2020. To mark this occasion, the watchmaker has collaborated with Yohji Yamamoto on a limited edition Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto.
Yohji Yamamoto is known for his avant-garde tailoring. He features Japanese design aesthetics and is the one who created “the Shock of Black”, which shattered preconceptions of traditional tailoring.
“This watch can easily display the time zones of the two cities where I’m based, Tokyo and Paris. Moreover, the hours are invisible. As a person who isn’t always forthcoming, I find that highly amusing,”says Yohji Yamamoto. “I’m pleased to have taken part in the creation of this model to celebrate the opening of Hublot Boutique in Ginza, a unique, famous and iconic neighbourhood of Japan.”
The timepiece displays two different time zones through its GMT feature. At the heart of the timepiece, the Hublot Unico manufacture movement HUB1251 is equipped with a patented proprietary module. It enables the second time zone to be updated instantly by a push-button, allowing the local time to be read easily via the conventional main hand of the watch. In addition, the time at home is indicated using a second arrow-shaped hour hand, which integrates a day/night indicator and is set using the crown. True to the All Black concept, tone on tone, the signature of Yohji Yamamoto can be discovered at six o’clock.
Finally, the timepiece has a black case made of micro-blasted black ceramic, black hands, a black dial, and a black rubber strap. Even the sapphire crystal is made of smoked sapphire. Limited to 50 pieces, the Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto will be exclusive to the Hublot Boutique Ginza.