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Announcing the new Hublot Project F Bang, to be launched with inaugural Singapore F1 race.

 
 By: SJX : August 12th, 2008-01:36

The Hour Glass and Hublot pledge support for charity with Make A Wish Foundation

 

Singapore, 7 August 2008 – The Hour Glass and Hublot SA have joined hands in the name of charity, launching “Project F Bang”, an original collaboration between the Swiss luxury watch brand, its exclusive retailer and local charity organization, Make A Wish Foundation.

 

The Hour Glass, the exclusive distributor of Hublot timepieces in Singapore and Malaysia, has committed to support the projects of the Foundation, whose objective is to help grant the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses, with the noble cause of bringing them some joy, hope and strength during the difficult periods of their lives.

 

Mr Michael Tay, Executive Director of The Hour Glass says, “When I first heard about Make A Wish Foundation, I was immediately caught with the beauty of it – of granting the wishes of ill children. The concept is so simple yet magical, not to mention original, much like Hublot. Hublot has always been an advocate of social messages, with its various charity projects around the world, for instance, the Ayrton Senna watch, named after the Foundation that the late F1 driver created to bring education to deprived children from the slums of Brazil. The launch of Hublot’s “Project F Bang”, which is also dedicated to Singapore’s first F1 race, provided a perfect opportunity to marry a social message and to mark a momentuous occasion”. The Hour Glass is pledging to Make A Wish Foundation, 5% of the retail price of every F-Bang watch sold through its boutiques in Singapore and Malaysia.

 



 

“Project F Bang” is the world’s first Split Second-Hand Chronograph with a left hand crown and pushers. Targeted to be launched during the inaugural Singapore F1 Race, the watch will be produced in a limited quantity of 100 pieces. The watch features the famous 44.5mm Big Bang All Black case with red kevlar on the side of the case and oreille. The all black dial will have the 12 o’clock hour indicated in red with the split-second hand alternating in red and white, the Singapore national colours. Both the pushers and crown are in black with red kevlar inserts.

 

"PROJECT F BANG" BIG BANG

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

 

Case                      “Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm in polished black ceramic, satin-finish fittings

Bezel                      Satin-finish black ceramic with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, sunken, polished and blocked

Crystal                   Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflection treatment

Bezel lug                Red composite resin

Lateral inserts         Red composite resin

Back                      Titanium with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflection treatment

Crown                    Steel with natural red rubber insert

Start/Stop

push-piece                Steel, oblong with red lacquer insert

Reset to zero

Push-piece             Steel, rectangular with natural red rubber insert

Water-resistance     100 m or 10 ATM

Dial                       Matt black with shiny black applique indices and numerals, numeral 12 red, Hublot logo Shiny black, at 6 o’clock

Power Reserve

Indicator                At noon

Hands                    Faceted, diamond-polished, shiny black, black chronograph hand with H-shaped counterweight, red and white Split-Second hand

Movement             Mechanical Chronograph Split-Second with automatic winding, Calibre Hublot HUB44 RT developed in conjunction with La Joux-Perret

Bridges                   Satin-finish, chamfered, polished

Oscillating weight    Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface treated in black PVD

Bottom plate          Sand-blasted, rhodium-plated

Barrel                    With reinforced spring

Escapement           Glucydur balance spring

Power Reserve       42 hours

Strap                     Adjustable natural smooth black rubber with Hublot logo. Beneath the strap, PROJECT F BANG written in red

Clasp                      Deployant clasp in black PVD coated steel

Edition                 Limited edition of 100 pieces

This message has been edited by SJX on 2008-08-13 08:06:09

Hublot is doing a great job with their limited editions:

 
 By: SteveH : August 12th, 2008-10:07
While perhaps not Haute Horology, these Big Bang LE's are very good looking and cool watches.  I much prefer most of them to the AP LE's.

Cool timepiece!

 
 By: Peter  : August 12th, 2008-17:55
Thks for sharing

Hublot F1 Big Bang

 
 By: VPREGULATOR : August 12th, 2008-19:47

This is surely one watch that will turn heads at every corner.

A real stunner with eye catching features - a must have for F1 diehards

Wondering about the launch date and availability.

Delivery is expected to be in the first week of September or thereabouts. [nt]

 
 By: SJX : August 12th, 2008-21:01
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Quite nice.

 
 By: foversta : August 13th, 2008-11:46
I like the red and black mix but I'm a bit confused with all these LE now.

Fr.Xavier


Very tempting!

 
 By: Krieng : August 13th, 2008-21:08

especially with the destro.

Thanks for sharing.