Watches: Hublot Big Bang Dark Jeans (+live pics)
By Thierry Ané on February 12, 2014
It all started when Tina Zegg asked Hublot to create a limited edition model for her Monte-Carlo based Zegg & Cerlati boutique using some of her beloved DSquare2 jeans. Always up for a challenge, Jean-Claude Biver and his team came up with no less than four models!
The Big Bang Jeans, the Big Bang Jeans Diamonds and the Big Bang Jeans Carat Sapphire watches all used this enduring wardrobe staple to adorn dials and straps. In addition to these three ladies watches, Hublot also released the King Power Oceanographic 4,000 Jeans for all the gentlemen also fond of this denim fabric.
The three models created for ladies so far
The success of these models was such that another well-known retailer, Chronopassion in Paris, jumped on the denim bandwagon and ordered their very own Classic Fusion Jeans!
Zegg & Cerlati versus Chronopassion for men
The thing with denim, though, is that not everybody likes the same wash and for fashion forward watch enthusiasts this year is all about raw, night-blue coloured denim. Never late to pick up a trend, Hublot took advantage of the Geneva watch week to unveil the Big Bang Dark Jeans.
The new Big Bang Dark Jeans
Although I appreciate the rugged stature of the Oceanographic 4,000 case, I understand it might seem a little intimidating for some Hublot fans. For its new male model, the brand opted for the more versatile 44.50 mm Big Bang case and selected the black ceramic as the material for the case and bezel. I think this was the perfect choice for this model as the black enhances the dark colour of the denim.
Like previous models, the dial has been covered with denim and, for the strap, the same material has been sewn onto black rubber using orange stitches. This is an excellent choice as the contrast between the dark blue denim and the orange thread brings old Lee’s or Levi’s models to mind. It is secured by a black PVD folding buckle.
This watch houses the HUB 4100 automatic chronograph calibre and is water resistant to 100 meters. This perfect weekend accessory for trendy gentlemen is only available in a limited run of 250 pieces, making it even more desirable.
The official pictures do not faithfully depict all the shades of this interesting model but it is difficult to capture the finish with a picture. I therefore include some of the pictures we took in Geneva, hoping that they help you see how the Big Bang Dark Jeans actually looks like.