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 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.
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. For more information, visit thehourglass.com.