Hublot announces a 25-piece limited-edition watch symbolising its continuing collaboration with the Oetker Collection’s iconic Caribbean hotel
St Barthélemy, November 26, 2021 – Hublot’s love of style, elegance and mechanical invention have come together once more in the fresh form of the Big Bang Unico Eden Rock St Barths, a piece that is as cool and summery as a sundowner enjoyed taken overlooking the sea at the celebrated Caribbean hotel from which the watch takes its name.
Hublot’s partnership with Eden Rock – St Barths, which is operated by the Oetker Collection, has produced special watches before, but this is the first time Hublot’s flagship Big Bang Unico 45mm has provided the template for the collaboration. The new 25-piece limited-edition has a calming 45mm cerulean blue ceramic case inspired by the colour of the sky, the ocean, and elements of the hotel’s recently reappointed interior.
The Eden Rock St Barths is one of my absolute favourite places on earth. So calming, so refreshing, so energising. I just love it. And of course, the service is impeccable. Our collaboration has been a source of great joy and even greater friendship and I’m thrilled to introduce this new limited-edition watch. It captures the essence of what it feels like to be at the hotel, and to experience its warmth and beautiful surroundings. Every time I see the watch it transports me back to Eden Rock – St Barths, and it makes me feel better.”
The colour palette of the watch, in shades of light blue, white, red and teal accents is inspired by the white coral sand of St Jean Bay, the red rooftops of the hotel and the ever-changing shades of the idyllic blue sea. The back of the sapphire crystal case is decorated with a specially created outline of the iconic Rock and the hotel, as seen from the shoreline, while the matching blue presentation box has a porthole containing a sample of the sand from the beach. Think of it as a truly unique souvenir…
Beyond these special details, the watch is powered by Hublot’s hugely accomplished Unico automatic mechanical chronograph movement, and it comes with a choice of three straps, one in white rubber with blue stripes, a second in blue rubber, and thirdly a white velcro strap.
Hublot’s position as first, unique and different captures the essence of what we offer here at Eden Rock – St Barths, where our vision is to be so much more than just a hotel. We strive to create uniquely memorable experiences that combine the wonder and calm of our natural surroundings with the elegance of our first-class service and amenities. We love this watch and see it not just as a seamless extension of our collaboration with Hublot, but also as a joyful expression of our hotel and the welcome our guests have come to expect.”
EDEN ROCK GROUP CEO
The second collaboration between Eden Rock – St Barths & Hublot strengthens the successful partnership we have enjoyed in recent years. This latest watch combines the style & spirit of the Hotel with a casual sophistication. We are especially excited to offer to our guests the opportunity to indulge in this bespoke Hublot piece whilst appreciating all the glamour that the Island has to offer.”
GENERAL MANAGER OF EDEN ROCK ST BARTHS
Initially the Big Bang Unico Eden Rock St Barths will only be available at the hotel. In time, it will also be available through the Hublot boutique.
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.
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BIG BANG UNICO EDEN ROCK ST BARTHS
SPECIAL EDITION XX/25
Satin finished and polished blue
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.45 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 m)
Polished blue ceramic engraved
“SPECIAL EDITION”, “N° XX/25”
Sapphire with interior antireflective treatment with ERS21
Satin finished and polished
Blue and white skeleton with
sapphire disc at 3 o’clock
Rhodium traited appliques
with white luminescent
Hublot calibre HUB1242
UNICO 2 Manufacture self-winding
Chronograph Flyback movement with
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 330
STRAP & BUCKLE
White rubber with blue lines
White calf Velcro sport strap with
blue ceramic buckles
Blue lined rubber
Satin-finished titanium deployant