Watches: Big Bang Zegg & Cerlati Yellow Gold
By Thierry Ané on December 14, 2013
With boutiques in Monte Carlo, Austria and Switzerland, Zegg & Cerlati is a famous multi-brand retailer that knows how to use custom-made limited series to increase its world-wide visibility. Of recent history, we can mention an original olive-coloured Big Pilot made with IWC, the ww.tc Chronograph realized with Girard-Perregaux or else the black DLC version of the original 57.50 mm Aeronef Type 20 watch made in collaboration with Zenith.
It is with Hublot, however, that Tina Zegg and Carlo Cerlati have had the most fruitful collaboration so far. One can mention, for instance, the King Power Oceanographic 4,000 Jeans and the two monochrome Big Bang launched last summer, one in steel and one in red gold. This month, they are extending this collection with a monochrome Big Bang Zegg & Cerlati Yellow Gold.
Last year’s models in steel or red gold
All three models play on the same tone-on-tone chord. Indeed, each watch sports a mirror-polished galvanic brass dial, hands and hour markers of the same colour as the case (i.e., steel or red gold for last year’s versions and yellow gold for this year’s model). The shiny calfskin leather strap of each model is also treated in the same colour to create this absolutely monochromatic effect.
The watches are powered by the HUB 4100 calibre. This automatic mechanical movement features a chronograph function in addition to the usual time and date indications. When fully wound, it offers a power reserve of 42 hours. Each watch is secured by a deployant buckle and offers a water resistance of 100 meters.
With just 50 pieces, we can safely assume that this yellow gold version will sold out as quickly as its two siblings.