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VUELTA A LOS ORÍGENES DEL ORO AMARILLO: HUBLOT SE RECONECTA CON SU ESPÍRITU FUNDADOR

VUELTA A LOS ORÍGENES DEL ORO AMARILLO: HUBLOT SE RECONECTA CON SU ESPÍRITU FUNDADOR

Las nuevas piezas de Hublotpresentadas en exclusiva en la LVMH Watch Week recuperan la esencia original de la manufactura: la fusión del oro y el caucho en una estética sport chic, en una época en la que, hace más de 40 años, el concepto de reloj sport chic no incluso existir.

Cada una de estas seis piezas representa un pedacito de la historia de la manufactura y de la forma en que avanza. Una línea clara entre lo que fue, es y será Hublot. Recorriendo 40 años de historia, saber hacer, creatividad, total dominio técnico y los cimientos de una leyenda que, hace 40 años, tenía un solo modelo: la Classic Original de 1980.

Hoy, cada pieza marca un capítulo en la gran aventura de Hublot: el nacimiento del Big Bang, Classic Fusion, the Spirit of Big Bang, el arte del engaste, el esqueleto y la creación de los primeros movimientos de manufactura, entre otros. A su manera individual, estas seis piezas fusionan los elementos estéticos y técnicos de la firma de Hublot. Eso sí, siempre con un denominador común: oro amarillo y negro.

Encuentra su expresión más esencial en el Classic Fusion Chronograph. Es la primera vez que se produce en oro amarillo en un diámetro de 42 mm. Un bicompax limpio, sobrio, elegante y automático: el primero, original y único.

Le sigue de cerca el Big Bang Integral, realizado íntegramente en oro amarillo (caja, bisel y brazalete). Esta versión, diseñada a partir de un solo bloque de oro macizo, también está disponible completamente engastada con diamantes, junto con la última versión de Alta Joyería.

Este trío icónico se completa con la última generación de colecciones contemporáneas de Hublot: el único e inigualable Big Bang Unico y el escultural Spirit of Big Bang. El Big Bang es el primero en presentar una caja de 42 mm íntegramente en oro amarillo con correa de caucho y movimiento Unico. Es la encarnación definitiva del espíritu de fabricación 100 % de Hublot y cuenta con un calibre con una reserva de marcha de 3 días y un exterior que fusiona el oro amarillo, el negro profundo, el trabajo esquelético, el rendimiento y la potencia.

Y finalmente, el Espíritu del Big Bang. Aquí el énfasis está en el diseño, que adopta la forma de un exquisito tonel con líneas rectas y curvas alternas, con superficies pulidas y satinadas de oro amarillo brillante que crean una espectacular danza de luces. En una versión de 42 mm con movimiento esqueletizado, comparte su sistema de correa intercambiable One Click con el Big Bang y aún funciona con el calibre HUB4700, uno de los movimientos más precisos disponibles con una frecuencia de 5 Hz (36 000 vib/h).

OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE
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ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Lady Date-just the audacity of excellence

ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Lady Date-just the audacity of excellence

“A classic designed for a lady”. So might some describe the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust. Maybe they’re right. If “classic” means perpetuating tradition with a blend of elegance and precision, grace and resistance, beauty and technical performance. If being “a lady” means constantly pursuing a higher standard with unyielding determination. Then indeed the Lady-Datejust is a classic designed for a lady.

OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE

OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE

1957. THE BIRTH OF AN ICON.
Audrey Hepburn was captivating Hollywood, Sylvia Earle obtained her Master of Science, Françoise Sagan was shaking up the literary landscape, Pat Smythe reigned supreme in equestrian sport, and fashion designer Adèle Simpson had New-York clamouring for her latest creations. Women were changing.

No less ladylike than their mothers, they were enjoying new, active lifestyles. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, understood this: the modern woman wanted to manage her time to control her destiny. She needed as much precision as men. And so was born, in 1957, Rolex’s classic women’s watch: the Lady-Datejust. A watch of smaller proportions built on unwavering standards of excellence. A watch for women that was every bit as reliable as a man’s. With this innovation, the brand had broken new technical ground in terms of the case size, while also obtaining COSC chronometric certification for this small model.

The Lady-Datejust was inspired by audacity. It addressed not only a technical challenge but a cultural one, too: this watch would serve to further women’s independence. An uncompromising creation, combining elegance and accuracy on the wrist of a modern, graceful and accomplished woman. A symbol of assertiveness expressed in exquisitely feminine form.

Incorporating several decades of watchmaking innovations, the Lady-Datejust has established itself as the ultimate classic women’s watch: a piece of technical prowess
made for women who believe in themselves.

OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE

OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE

AN AUTHENTICALLY MODERN CLASSIC

Adopted by women whose steadfast determination has led them to remarkable achievements, the Lady-Datejust graces the wrist of the marine biologist Sylvia Earle, the golf champion Annika Sörenstam, and the singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. As pioneers in each of their fields, they portray a new image of femininity: engaged, modern and in permanent pursuit of excellence.

Inspired by their legacy, the next generation is bringing renewed vigour to disciplines across the spectrum. Whether it be the prodigious pianist Yuja Wang, the tennis champion Garbiñe Muguruza, the biologist Emma Camp working to protect coral reefs, or the sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar, these women are the new faces of
contemporary femininity.

FEATURES OF THE LADY-DATEJUST
• Classic timeless elegance
• Instantaneous date with Cyclops lens
• Many variants (large selection of dials, bezels and bracelets)
• Superlative Chronometer certification, specific to Rolex
• International five-year guarantee
• Self-winding mechanical movement, COSC certified
• Power reserve of 55 hours
• Syloxi hairspring in silicon
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
• 28 mm Oyster case, waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet)

WATCHMAKING KNOW-HOW AND TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATED IN A SMALL WATCH 28 MM OYSTER CASE A SMALL CASE FOR A GREAT WATCHMAKING ACHIEVEMENT

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OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE

The Lady-Datejust’s Oyster case, 28 mm in diameter and guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness and elegance. The middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy, or from 18 ct gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only certified Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of
the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Lady-Datejust’s movement.

OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE

OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE

PERPETUAL CALIBRE 2236 A MOVEMENT AT THE FOREFRONT OF WATCHMAKING TECHNOLOGY

The Lady-Datejust is equipped with calibre 2236, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A consummate demonstration of technology, this movement carries a number of patents. It offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. The oscillator of calibre 2236 has a balance wheel with variable inertia regulated extremely precisely via gold Microstella nuts. It is held firmly in place by a height-adjustable traversing bridge enabling very stable positioning to increase shock resistance. The oscillator is also fitted on high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, designed and patented by Rolex.

Calibre 2236 is fitted with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor, which ensures continuous winding of the mainspring by harnessing the movements of the wrist to provide constant energy. It offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

The movement of the Lady-Datejust will be seen only by certified Rolex watchmakers, yet it is beautifully finished and decorated in keeping with the brand’s uncompromising
quality standards.

SYLOXI HAIRSPRING AN EXCLUSIVE HAIRSPRING FOR OPTIMUM STABILITY

Calibre 2236 incorporates a Syloxi hairspring in silicon, which is patented and manufactured by Rolex. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Syloxi hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.

The Syloxi hairspring found in calibre 2236 has a geometry that guarantees the regularity of the movement in any position. It also includes a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus
escape wheel.

A SINGULAR WATCH IN EVERY WAY

The quintessentially classic watch, known for its timeless and inimitable style, the Lady-Datejust has, over time, unveiled a variety of bezels and dials that reflect as much the personality of its wearer as the model’s ability to renew its own elegance in fine detail. It beckons its owner to shape its own future.

DIALS, BEZELS AND CASES

Multiple dial variations are possible on the Lady-Datejust. They are available in a wealth of materials, colours, motifs and markers – indices, Roman or Arab numerals – with numerous gem-setting options for the hour markers or the dial itself. Among the iconic champagne-colour, silver, white, pink and diamond-set dials, the dial in mother-of-pearl
stands out for its singularity. Domed, fluted or gem-set, the bezel of the Lady-Datejust is available in three different designs, each conferring its own distinctive aesthetic.

MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL NATURAL ELEGANCE

Mother-of-pearl is by its nature full of mystery and surprises. Depending on its origin, it can be pink, white, black or yellow. It differs in colour, intensity and structure according to the part of the shell from which it is extracted. At Rolex, mother-of-pearl is never artificially coloured. Instead, particular know-how and skill are devoted to simply highlighting its natural beauty and preserving the original hues. As all mother-of-pearl dials are unique pieces, an identical dial will never be found on another wrist.

GOLD AND OYSTERSTEEL

The Lady-Datejust is available in several metal alloys: Oystersteel, 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold, and in a Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and yellow, white or
Everose gold).

GOLDS BY ROLEX

Whether yellow, white or Everose, the 18 ct gold of the Lady-Datejust shines with a special radiance. Rolex has its own foundry and develops its gold alloys from the purest
raw materials. From casting to the shaping and polishing of the gold, everything is carried out in the Rolex workshops with meticulous care to ensure impeccable quality. Everose gold, an exclusive 18 ct pink gold alloy developed and patented by Rolex, owes its unique hue to its exclusive composition.

THE GEM-SET LADY-DATEJUST

In 2021, Rolex introduced a new sparkling version of its Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust. This entirely gem-set version in 18 ct yellow gold is draped in glittering diamonds. The case is entirely set with 158 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case sides and lugs, while the bezel features 44 brilliant-cut diamonds. This new Lady-Datejust is fitted on a President bracelet set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds. Its dial is paved with 291 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Hublot and Takashi Murakami

FUSIÓN CLASSIC TAKASHI MURAKAMI SAPPHIRE RAINBOW

FUSION CLASSIC TAKASHI MURAKAMI SAPPHIRE RAINBOW

Hublot y Takashi Murakami presentan el segundo reloj de su colaboración: el Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow. Este nuevo reloj toma la flor sonriente, el tema icónico de la obra del artista japonés, y la transforma en un torbellino de transparencia y color. ¡Hublot ama el arte!

Después de lanzar el primer reloj a principios de año, un reloj All Black, que se convirtió instantáneamente en un artículo de colección, Hublot y Takashi Murakami continúan transponiendo el mundo Kawaii del artista japonés a la relojería, al presentar el reloj Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow. . Esta nueva pieza, todavía basada en la flor sonriente, el tema icónico de la obra de Murakami, ha pasado del negro al color con efectos transparentes.

Los técnicos de los talleres de Hublot han creado un escenario único con esta nueva obra de arte, un fondo transparente a través del cual podemos contemplar tanto la obra del artista como la intrincada mecánica de los relojeros de Nyon. Reutilizando los rasgos característicos del modelo Classic Fusion, esta caja de 45 mm de diámetro está tallada en cristal de zafiro, una hazaña tecnológica iniciada por Hublot.

La flor sonriente presenta una sonrisa traviesa en una cara tridimensional que literalmente emerge de la esfera del reloj y se extiende más allá del cristal de zafiro. 12 pétalos de colores giran alrededor de esta cara, y su efecto policromático se logra mediante el montaje de 487 piedras que representan los colores del arco iris: rubíes, zafiros rosas, amatistas, zafiros azules, tsavoritas, zafiros amarillos y naranjas. Gracias a un ingenioso sistema de cojinetes de bolas especialmente desarrollado por los ingenieros de Hublot, los pétalos comienzan a girar bajo el cristal del reloj y dan vida a la flor sonriente de Takashi Murakami.

En el corazón palpitante del reloj, los relojeros de Nyon han colocado aquí el calibre HUB1214 de la compañía, sin la función de cronómetro. Este movimiento tiene una reserva de marcha de 72 horas.

Dirigido a los conocedores del arte contemporáneo, el reloj Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow está disponible en una edición limitada de 100 piezas numeradas.

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TUDOR ANNOUNCES DAVID BECKHAM OBE AS NEW BRAND AND #BORNTODARE CAMPAIGN AMBASSADOR

TUDOR ANNOUNCES DAVID BECKHAM OBE

AS NEW BRAND AND #BORNTODARE CAMPAIGN AMBASSADOR

One of the most admired, gifted and successful football players of all time, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and a global style icon, David Beckham’s life journey embodies the daring values that made Tudor what it is today.

Tudor is Born to Dare

In 2017, Tudor launched a new campaign with the “Born To Dare” signature which reflects both the history of the brand and what it stands for today. Daring individuals have long chosen Tudor while achieving the extraordinary on land, ice, in the air and underwater. This signature also refers to the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Tudor, who manufactured Tudor watches to withstand the most extreme conditions, watches made for the most daring lifestyles indeed. It finally tells of the singular approach Tudor is known for today, having pioneered now major trends within the watchmaking industry.

The Tudor “Born To Dare” spirit is expressed in a campaign manifesto (below and extended version in annex) and supported globally by ambassadors whose life achievements directly result from a daring approach to life. David Beckham is one of them and Tudor is proud to welcome him to its family.

“We are devoted to the classic. But reject the status quo. We keep the best of the past, the best watchmaking practices, the best designs. And push the boundaries of what’s new. Born for a purpose. Field-tested to the extreme. For those who are up for anything.For those who face their fears. For those who reinvent themselves every day, a Tudor is born to dare.”

Devoted to the classic

David Beckham is a multi-faceted man with a taste for finer things. “Especially as an Englishman I think you really appreciate a nice suit and a nice watch. They go very well together” he says. A long-time wristwatch lover, he came to know Tudor through its sibling brand, Rolex, of which he owns several timepieces. “I was attracted to Tudor by the attention to detail I could see in their watches. I then learned about the history of the brand. One of adventure, pioneer diving and daring expeditions. I was instantly hooked”.

David Beckham wears the Black Bay S&G, a vintage-inspired steel and gold diver’s watch as well as

the Black Bay Chrono, a COSC-certified chronograph with column-wheel manufacture calibre drawing upon Tudor’s diving and motorsports heritage.

Born for a purpose

As a child, David Beckham had a dream. Whenever asked about what he would want to be later in life he invariably answered “a football player”. This early drive led him to become one of the most acclaimed, loved and successful players in the history of the game. With three major clubs and 115 selections in the English football team, 59 as captain, he left his mark: 6 England Championship titles, 2 Major League Soccer cups, one time Champion of Spain and one time UEFA Champion.

He might not have been the best scorer, nor the fastest player, but he had a unique style, both precise and spectacular. One of perfect passes, extraordinary kicks and supreme accuracy that proved decisive on the field. “Bend it like Beckham” says it all about his brand of game. By daring to go all the way, always, David Beckham made his childhood dream a reality.

Reinventing himself, constantly

David Beckham is one of the hardest-working players in the history of football. Never taking anything for granted, even when injured, or on loan to another team, he trained harder than most. As a player, he reinvented himself every game.

Even though retired from professional sports, he still continues to inspire. His philanthropic activities focus on the protection and welfare of children worldwide. A long-time UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and malaria foe, he dedicates his energy and time to the health and education of children in Africa.

Pushing the boundaries

Beyond philanthropy and football, David Beckham has worked his way up to the status of much more than a legendary player. Facing the fear of what comes after a sports career and building on his ambition, he established himself as a global style icon. His influence on popular culture transcends the pitch. He is a model and counts hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

About Tudor

TUDOR is a Swiss made watch brand, offering mechanical watches with sophisticated style, superior quality and unique value for money. The origins of the TUDOR brand date back to 1926, when ‘The Tudor’ was first registered on behalf of the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf. He created the Montres TUDOR SA company in 1946 to offer watches with the quality and dependability of a Rolex, at a more accessible price point. Over the course of history, TUDOR watches became the choice of daring individuals worldwide on land, ice, in the air and underwater. Today, the TUDOR collection includes flagship models such as Black Bay, Pelagos, Glamour and Style and since 2015 it has offered mechanical manufacture movements.

THE TUDOR BORN TO DARE MANIFESTO – EXTENDED VERSION

  1. PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY

“We are devoted to the classic. But reject the status quo.”

Born from the will to go beyond the standards, Tudor’s watchmaking philosophy draws its inspiration from its heritage, while incorporating state-of-the-art technology, exclusive innovations and pioneering creativity.

Created by the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, the Tudor Watch Company was born with a mission to explore new territories, offering “a watch that (his) agents could sell at a more modest price than (his) Rolex watches, and yet could attain (its) standards of dependability”.

The Tudor of today has not drifted away from the original vision. While strictly adhering to the fundamentals of excellence, the design of a Tudor watch reinterprets a rich history to create something truly unique – a bold fusion of the original and the contemporary in an unrivalled proposition.

A Tudor watch is born to dare

  1. PRODUCT FEATURES

“We keep the best of the past, the best watchmaking practices, the best

designs. And push the boundaries of what’s new.”

Tudor’s reinvention of the classics has kept their watches distinctive for more than half a century. Never afraid to redefine the rules, Tudor’s new watches are strongly connected to the past while incorporating 21st-century technology. They also never shy away from pushing the boundaries of what’s new, experimenting with unusual materials, combinations and inspirations.

Consider when Tudor decided to revisit their diver’s watch history. They drew inspiration from the past while embracing modernity. The Tudor Black Bay has direct antecedents in some of the most iconic Tudor watches. The 1958 Oyster Prince Submariner reference 7924 contributed its oversized crown and general lines while the ‘Snowflake’ Tudor Submariner, worn by the French Navy in the 1970s, offered up its unique angular hands. Classic designs, contemporised for a new century.

The Black Bay Bronze incorporates a golden-toned marine-grade aluminium bronze case specifically chosen for its proven durability in marine environments. That this alloy develops a unique patina overtime while paying tribute to Tudor’s long-standing relationship with the French Navy is a bonus.

But design is nothing without performance. Indeed, the Black Bay incorporates a supremely robust Manufacture calibre that took the Tudor R&D team 5 years to develop. Boasting a generous 70-hour power reserve, exceptional ergonomics and independently-certified precision, it sets higher standards. Tudor standards.

A Tudor watch is born to raise standards

 

  1. WORLD OF THE WATCH

“Born for a purpose. Field-tested to the extreme.”

A Tudor watch is built for those who dare to step out of their comfort zone.

It is designed to perform in all and every condition. From a refined evening out to the most extreme environments imaginable.

Over the years, Tudor watches have been put at test on a daily basis strapped on the wrist of the most daring individuals, on land racing through rough Alpine roads, on ice accompanying the British North Greenland Expedition, in the air issued to the para rescue teams of the US Air Force and underwater with the frogmen of the French Navy. They never deceived them, constantly delivering robust and reliable time-keeping.

Today, from pure purpose-built tool watches to timeless elegant dress watches, the Tudor collection perpetuates that spirit of supreme dependability, having every single watch undergo a strict and demanding testing protocol guaranteeing precision, waterproofness and robustness, beyond industry standards.

A Tudor watch is born to go above and beyond.

  1. THE TUDOR WEARER

 “For those who are up for anything. For those who face their fears. For those who reinvent themselves every day … a Tudor is born to dare.”

The wearers of a Tudor today are not so very different to those of the past. They are people with unconventional attitudes. People with ambition. People who are willing to pursue their passions – no matter where they take them. Like Tudor, they believe in learning from and building on past experiences to inform how they think and behave today.

Tudor wearers seek to find experiences that expand their world view. They appreciate exceptional craftsmanship and sense. They are as interested in how something is made as they are in what it is intended to do. They insist on owning the best tools for the job and pride themselves on being in the know.

Those who wear a Tudor share a thirst for discovery. A spirit of adventure. And the will to go further. They are curious. They are fearless.

They are born to dare.

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Classic Meets Traditional Residence: A Project By Rafael de Cárdenas

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Located in the city of Design, London, Rafael De Cárdenas elevated the contemporary design to the next level with Glebe Place Residence, by mixing novel styles, gathering together such dissimilar traditional Portuguese pieces and modern design. Still, the distinguished and top interior designer guarantees the most harmonious environments with this ambitious interior project designGlebe Place Residence by Rafael De Cárdenas is way more than a platform of design, it has its own personality keeping most of the original details intact.

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Featuring modern furniture and fine craftsmanship pieces, the astonishing six-bedroom residence was renovated to evoke timeless luxury, balancing contemporary classics with the home’s historic character. A restrained palette of Portland limestone, hardwood, and natural materials is punctuated by vibrant accents of turquoise, fuchsia, brass, and deep purple furnishings from modern European and American designers.

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Rafael De Cárdenas recreated several different rooms, each one with its own classic touch. One of the three contemporary dining rooms has a special Portuguese reference completing the whole ambiance with the perfect piece of art, D. Manuel I Cabinet from Boca do Lobo’s Limited-Edition Collection.

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Designed by Rafael De Cárdenas, the modern dining room is filled with luxury furniture pieces: a gigantic cream marble contemporary dining table and large upholstery modern chairs which gives the possibility to the room, to be more than a dining space. It can perfectly be a place to have an informal meeting with the closest professionals or business partners. The blossom rose wallpaper gives life to the walls and colour to the room delighted with classic hue and textures like beige, old greys, and dark woods.

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Right beside the entrance door, D. Manuel Cabinet was chosen strategically by Rafael De Cárdenas to expand the space and cut the contemporary design of the rest of the pieces. The cabinet surface has a copper leaf finish, with a sophisticated black lacquer gradient applied on the outside. Its legs are made from solid mahogany and are crafted to a traditional and handmade form, finished in high gloss black lacquer.

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Manueline Style was an inspiration for Rafael De Cárdenas due to the sumptuous and composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation, incorporating maritime elements and representations of the discoveries brought from the voyages of Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral, two of the most renamed discoverers in Portugal history.

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JAGUAR Classic C-TYPE – The original formula for fast is back

C-TYPE

On its 70th anniversary, we restart production of our first icon of Le Mans.

THE ORIGINAL FORMULA FOR FAST IS BACK

In 1951, Jaguar C-type became the first of our marque to win the  Breaking every speed and distance record in the process. And on its first attempt.

In 2021, 70 years since its breathtaking beauty and brawn burst onto the world’s racetracks, we restart production on a strictly limited run of the ultimate 1953 disc-brake specification. Not just for the showroom, these new hand-built C-types will allow discerning owners to get behind the wheel for Jaguar Classic Challenge racing, track and closed-road use.

INSPIRED BY XK120 PERFORMANCE

Encouraged by the road racing results of the sleek, 120mph Jaguar XK120 in 1950, chief engineer, William Heynes sanctioned a dedicated competition model in the form of the XK120C. Now known around the world as C-type.

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CRAFTING WINNING CURVES

Designed, developed and tested in just half a year, C-type’s stunning undulating body style was informed by the experiences of its designer and aerodynamicist, Malcolm Sayer.

After serving in the manufacturing division of Bristol Aeroplane Company during the Second World War, Sayer established an Engineering Faculty at Baghdad University in 1948. Here he learnt some of the key design principles that would later assist in creating C-type’s wind-cheating curves.

PIONEERING DISC-BRAKE TECHNOLOGY

Despite instant success at Le Mans with the drum brake-equipped 1951 C-type, a braking system more resistant to fade was clearly required for racing at increased speed and distance. During the winter months of 1951 and 1952, pioneering disc brake development with Dunlop began in earnest.

On 29 June 1952 Stirling Moss drove C-type to victory at Reims, at an average speed of 98.18 mph. This was the first time an international motor race had been won by a car fitted with disc brakes. Enhanced by Dunlop’s critical development of pads thick enough to last the entire 24 hour race, and paired with a revised lighter body, C-type was ready for Le Mans 1953.

24-HOUR SUCCESS

With their fluid aerodynamic bodies, reduced weight and increased power over the standard XK120, the first C-types were ready in the spring of 1951. Success was instant.

Of the three examples entered almost immediately into Le Mans, Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead’s car won the race with an imposing nine-lap lead, while second-car driver Stirling Moss broke the lap record by an impressive six seconds.

THE LEGEND CONTINUES

Seven decades on, each new C-type Continuation will reflect the 1953 Le Mans-winning works team car specification, including a 3.4-litre straight-six engine with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburettors for 220bhp, and disc brakes.

Aligning 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) with engineering drawings and company records created by the original C-type development team, our specialists at Jaguar Classic are able to craft hand-built continuations with absolute authenticity.

YOUR DREAM JAGUAR C-TYPE

Use our digital configurator to realise your perfect vision of a C-type with a choice of exterior heritage colours, interior trim, steering wheel, Jaguar badging and optional race roundel packs.

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Jaguar Classic D‑TYPE – The triple Le Mans Legend returns.

D‑TYPE

The triple Le Mans Legend returns.

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D‑type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D‑type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.

Just 25 new examples of the D‑type will be meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.

The D‑type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D‑types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification.

Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said: “The Jaguar D‑type is one of the most iconic and beautiful competition cars of all time, with an outstanding record in the world’s toughest motor races. And it’s just as spectacular today.

“The opportunity to continue the D‑type’s success story, by completing its planned production run in Coventry, is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects that our world-class experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic are proud to fulfil.”

The D‑type is the third continuation vehicle from Jaguar Classic, complementing the six missing Lightweight E-types completed in 2014-15 and nine XKSSs built in 2017-18.

Jaguar Classic experts’ painstaking research, with exclusive access to original Jaguar engineering drawings and records, ensures each new D‑type will be built to the authentic specifications laid down by competitions manager Lofty England and his engineers in the 1950s. D‑type clients can choose either 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956-spec Longnose bodywork.

The engineering prototype is the 1956 Longnose specification, identifiable by its extended bonnet, characteristic tail fin behind the driver’s head, wide-angle cylinder head and quick-change brake calipers.

Kev Riches, Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager, said: “Recreating the nine D‑type-derived XKSSs was hugely satisfying, and an even bigger technical challenge than the six missing Lightweight E-types, but lessons learned from the XKSS project have given us a head start on the final 25 D‑types. Each one will be absolutely correct, down to the very last detail, just as Jaguar’s Competitions Department intended.”

HUBLOT – STUNNING DEPTH HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

HUBLOT – STUNNING DEPTH HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

Hublot develops its precious movements From Haute Horlogerie to Haute Joaillerie (fine jewellery), the quality of the setting work is crucial in showcasing the splendour of precious stones. This highly specialised craft, performed within the bounds of strict predefined constraints, must be subtly executed to allow the brilliance of the stones to take centre stage. The radiance of precious stones is the result of the stone-setter’s painstaking craftsmanship. Three new Hublot models marry the technical performance of the manufacture movements, the sophisticated beauty of diamonds and the expertise of master watchmakers.

Setting the stones on a watch is a feat of technical and aesthetic excellence, carefully conceived and determined in advance. The discipline is both a science of absolute precision and an art form, the aim of which is to maximise the brilliance of the stones within the limits of an extremely confined space. Overcoming such tough challenges and coupling tradition with innovation are the driving forces of our ambition.

Mechanical brilliance

Big Bang Unico High Jewellery – 334 baguette-cut diamonds – 12.5 carats Arranged in close rows in invisible closed settings on an 18-karat white gold background, 243 diamonds (8.6 carats) adorn the 42 mm case and the bezel, while 61 stones (1.3 carats) impart a contemporary opulence to the dial of the latest flyback chronograph movement. Its beating heart is the HUB1280 calibre, the Unico 2 manufacture movement featuring brand new architecture and innovations including an oscillating second clutch and an adjustable ballbearing chronograph friction system. Four patent applications have been filed for this technological wonder, which is paired with an alligator strap featuring a deployant buckle set with 30 diamonds (2.6 carats).

A precious piece

Spirit of Big Bang High Jewellery – 346 baguette-cut diamonds – 13.1 carats Aficionados consider the Hublot HUB4700 movement to be one of the finest Swiss
chronographs ever created.

HUBLOT - STUNNING DEPTH HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

Its design is directly inspired by the Big Bang, a unique case construction that allows for an infinite combination of materials. In the High Jewellery version, 178 diamonds (8.1 carats) adorn the silhouette of its tonneau case, while 113 more (2.1 carats) are set around the edges of the indices and the minute disc at 3 o’clock, the hour disc at 6 o’clock and the second disc at 9 o’clock. The elegant strap, in alligator leather sewn onto natural rubber with a buckle set with 55 baguette-cut diamonds (2.9 carats), completes this precious piece.

A mesmerising paved setting

Classic Fusion High Jewellery – 427 baguette-cut diamonds – 20.8 carats In an invisible closed setting that allows the merest glimpse of 18-karat white gold, no fewer
than 391 diamonds (18.6 carats) encrust the elegantly contemporary Classic Fusion High Jewellery in its entirety, producing a hypnotic shimmering effect. The indices and hours are built into a circle around the hands, creating an impression of height.

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HAUTE JOAILLERIE COLLECTION 2020

A composition of rectangular and trapeze-cut stones covers the entire surface of the dial, converging in the centre beneath which beats the HUB1710 self-winding movement. The buckle on the alligator leather and natural rubber strap is also set with 36 diamonds (2.2 carats).

These three new High Jewellery models result from an alchemy of styles, horological technology and materials, and are designed for those who truly appreciate the infinite preciousness of time.

Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovative concept, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, JeanClaude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.

The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth. Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”, the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratchresistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).

HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events and brands of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions LeagueTM, UEFA EUROTM and Ferrari) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé). Discover the HUBLOT universe at our network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Zürich and at HUBLOT.com

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CLASSIC FUSION GOLD CRYSTAL

Hublot presenta el Classic Fusion Gold Crystal, un reloj cuya esfera luce la forma más rara de oro que existe en la Tierra: el cristal de oro.

Classic Fusion Gold Crystal 45mm & 38mm

CLASSIC FUSION GOLD CRYSTAL

Cada ejemplar del Classic Fusion Gold Crystal es una obra única, imposible de reproducir. Una fusión de materia y diseño conseguida gracias a nuestro dominio del complejo proceso de producción. Hemos logrado reproducir la forma más rara del oro que existe sobre la faz de la Tierra: el cristal. Desde la noche de los tiempos a la esfera de nuestros relojes, pasando por la hermosa naturaleza de Suiza, el oro nunca dejará de fascinarnos. Aquí se muestra en su más bella y mágica expresión.Ricardo Guadalupe  CEO de Hublot

Única, delicada y resplandeciente, la esfera del Classic Fusion Gold Crystal está decorada con cristales de oro elaborados a partir de láminas de dicho material. Una preciosa obra de arte para enmarcar. La delicada esfera se deposita dentro de la caja de cerámica negra del Classic Fusion Gold Crystal, disponible con un diámetro de 38 o 45 mm. El reloj alberga el calibre HUB1112, un movimiento mecánico de carga automática que ofrece una reserva de marcha de 42 horas. La correa, de piel de caimán de color negro cosida sobre caucho, permite lucir esta rara joya en la muñeca.

El cristal de oro, la forma más rara que adopta este precioso metal sobre la faz de la Tierra

El ser humano siempre se ha sentido fascinado por el oro. Para comprender el amor que profesamos a este precioso metal, es necesario sumergirse en las profundidades del tiempo y en las de nuestro planeta. El oro está presente en el universo desde poco después de su nacimiento, el Big Bang, hace unos 13.800 millones de años. Esto significa que todos los átomos de oro presentes en la Tierra se encuentran en ella desde su formación, que tuvo lugar hace unos 4.600 millones de años. Mucho después, hace aproximadamente 50 millones de años, aparecieron los filones auríferos tras la formación de las cadenas montañosas. Bajo la superficie terrestre se filtra el agua, portando con ella sales minerales y metales, y depositándolos en lugares propicios. Entre ellos, el oro. Hace unos cientos de miles de años, los glaciares erosionaron las rocas cristalinas que rodeaban esos filones auríferos. Arrastrado por el agua de los ríos, el oro se depositó en los lechos de los cursos de agua.

CLASSIC FUSION GOLD CRYSTAL

CLASSIC FUSION GOLD CRYSTAL

En el momento de su recolección, el oro se encuentra en forma de láminas. En efecto, muy rara vez se reúnen las condiciones que propician la creación de cristales, una forma extremadamente poco frecuente en la naturaleza. Aquí es donde intervienen los ingenieros de Hublot para dotar al oro de su forma más exclusiva: el cristal de oro.

El departamento de Investigación y Desarrollo de Hublot calienta el oro más puro posible –24 quilates– hasta su temperatura de fusión. De ese modo se crean emanaciones de oro que podríamos asimilar a un vapor que contiene átomos de oro. Esas partículas ascienden hacia lo alto dentro de esa emanación y, a continuación, adoptan finalmente la forma cristalina cuando se encuentran con una superficie fría. Allí se aglomeran en cristales con formas completamente aleatorias, únicas e imposibles de reproducir.

CLASSIC FUSION GOLD CRYSTAL

CLASSIC FUSION GOLD CRYSTAL

Seguidamente, el maestro en esferas toma delicadamente los cristales para colocarlos sobre la esfera, racimo a racimo. Solo se utiliza el 20% de estos cristales. Una vez seleccionados, se depositan cuidadosamente a mano sobre una esfera negra. Después se insertan en una fina laca transparente en cuyo desarrollo se invierte más de un año. Una operación compleja, ya que debe realizarse en condiciones de vacío para evitar la aparición de burbujas de aire. El proceso se repite una y otra vez, dado que se necesitan unas 20 capas de laca diferentes para que los cristales queden completamente integrados. A continuación, ya solo queda pulir esta lámina para que la laca sea invisible y su superficie quede perfectamente lisa.

HUBLOT

Fundada en Suiza en 1980, HUBLOT se distingue por el concepto innovador resultante de la asociación inédita del oro y el caucho: el «Arte de la Fusión» nace de la imaginación visionaria de su presidente, Jean-Claude Biver, y está impulsado por la habilidad de Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO de la marca desde 2012.

El nacimiento en 2005 del icónico modelo Big Bang, galardonado en varias ocasiones, abrió el camino a nuevas colecciones insignia (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), cuyas complicaciones —desde las más sencillas hasta las más sofisticadas— portan el excepcional ADN de la Manufactura relojera suiza, que disfruta de un crecimiento esplendoroso.

Respetuosa con la preservación de un savoir-faire tradicional pero siempre actualizado y guiada por su filosofía «Be First, Different and Unique», la firma relojera suiza hace gala de estar permanentemente a la vanguardia mediante la innovación en materiales (Magic Gold u oro irrayable, cerámicas de vivos colores, zafiro) y la creación de movimientos manufactura (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).

Entre el pasado y el presente, HUBLOT apuesta por un futuro visionario para una marca de Alta Relojería: el de la fusión con los grandes eventos de nuestra época (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions LeagueTM, UEFA EUROTM y Ferrari) y con los mejores embajadores del momento (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé).

Sumérjase en el universo de HUBLOT en nuestra red de boutiques situadas en grandes ciudades de todo el mundo: Ginebra, París, Londres, Nueva York, Hong Kong, Dubái, Tokio, Singapur, Zúrich y en HUBLOT.com

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