Hublot and cigar brand Arturo Fuente y Compañia have once again joined forces to present the Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic watch, in tribute to Carlos A. Fuente Sr., a giant in the cigar industry, a trendsetter, and father and patriarch of the Fuente family.
The Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic watch pays tribute to the remarkable saga of Carlos A. Fuente Sr. His vast knowledge of his field, along with his dedication and his vision for his brand, made him a shining light to those who knew him and a reference for the cigar industry. With the help of Manny Iriarte, the Fuente family’s designer, the teams at Hublot have infused the iconic Big Bang with all the codes which are so dear to the Dominican cigar company. This starts with its 44-mm diameter case, whose black engraved ceramic picks up the pattern of the tobacco leaf, dancing to the rhythm of the mountain breeze, which is one of the key elements for the Fuente family. The case houses the famous UNICO calibre HUB1242 manufacture movement, a flyback chronograph offering a 72-hour power reserve.
The Roman numerals favoured by the Fuente add a remarkable note of authenticity to the timepiece. These numerals are taken from the clock which has historically appeared on the family crest. This is in reference to the Fuente motto: “We will never rush the hands of time.” Another emblem, that of a crowned lion, appears at 9 o’clock in recognition that the brand supplied cigars to the Spanish court and in honour of its great patriarch.
The back of the watch is engraved with “Big Bang Limited Edition” along with the number of the piece in the limited edition run of 100 pieces. Fuente’s historic logo appears in the centre, and its current initials “AF” (for Arturo Fuente) have here been replaced with “CF”, in reference to Carlos Fuente Sr., along with the words “Edición de homenaje” (which is Spanish for “edition in homage”). In quotation marks, the dedication by Carlito Fuente Jr. reads: “Our Father, Our Friend, Our Hero.”
Available in a limited edition of 100 pieces, the Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic comes in a spectacular lacquered wooden gift box which serves as a presentation case for the watch as well as a cigar humidor.
Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovation, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.
The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.
Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”, the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratch-resistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).
HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions League, UEFA EUROTM) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Chiara Ferragni, Pelé, Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic).
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BIG BANG UNICO ARTURO FUENTE CERAMIC
Limited to 100 pieces
Engraved Black ceramic
Diameter: 44 MM
Thickness: 6.75 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Microblasted Black Ceramic
Engraved Microblasted &
Polished Black Ceramic
Hublot calibre HUB1280
UNICO 2 Manufacture self-winding
Frequency: 4 (A/H) 28’800
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 354
STRAP & BUCKLE
Black Rubber and Black Calf
Black Ceramic and Black-plated
Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp