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