2012/02/10 - Hublot presents amfAR New York Gala

Launches Limited Edition Woman’s Timepiece to support the Fight against HIV/AIDS 

New York, NY (February 9, 2012) – Hublot, the luxury Swiss brand which brings the "Art of Fusion" to watchmaking, was proud to present the amfAR New York Gala on February 8, honoring Roberto Cavalli and others who have led the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. The black-tie benefit, which was hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, featured special performances by Janelle Monáe and Theophilus London. 

“We are excited to again join forces with amfAR in the fight against HIV/AIDS”, said Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver. “Our first amfAR men’s collection was very well received and we hope that these new women’s designs will bring us one step further in accomplishing the goal of a world without HIV/AIDS”. 

To support amfAR’s goal and following the success of the men’s amfAR collection, Hublot created a second limited edition collection of timepieces for women. It features a black ceramic case, a white mother of pearl dial, and a white gold bezel set with 48 baguette diamonds (it comes also with a steel bezel set with 114 circular diamonds for the non-limited edition). It houses a self-winding chronograph movement and a white alligator strap sewn on black rubber. As a commemoration to amfAR, the watch also features the foundation’s colors and logo at the 5 o’clock mark. As with the first collection, part of the proceeds will go to support amfAR. 

The evening featured a dinner, live auction, special performances, and honoree tributes. For this special occasion, Jean-Claude Biver and Hublot were pleased to announce the auction of the first timepiece of the new amfAR collection engraved with the signature of amfAR Founding Chairman Dr. Mathilde Krim, presented by Stanley Tucci and worn by Gloria Estefan. 

Other special guests included Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, Heidi Klum, Julianne Moore, Lindsay Lohan, Leighton Meester, Cindy Crawford, amfAR Chair Kenneth Cole, Gloria Estefan, Nina Garcia, Padma Lakshmi, Jennifer Hudson, Carol Alt, Elizabeth Hurley, Miss Universe Leslie Lopes and more. 





Technical specifications


Series
  • 341.CI.6019.LR.114.AMFR12 (carat version with baguette diamonds) 
  • Limited edition of 100 pieces numbered from 000/100 to 100/100 
  • 341.CI.6019.LR.194.AMFR12 (diamonds version with circular diamonds) 
  • Non limited edition 
Case
  • Big Bang - Diameter 41 mm – in black ceramic 
Bezel
  • Black ceramic set with : 
    • 114 circular diamonds (diamonds version) with steel black PVD treatment
    • 48 diamond baguette (carat version) with white gold black PVD treatment
    • 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked. 
Crystal
  • Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment 
Bezel Lug
  • Black composite resin 
Lateral inserts
  • Black composite resin
Crown
  • Polished Steel with blue rubber insert 
Push-pieces
  • Steel with blue rubber inserts 
Case-back
  • Black ceramic opened case-back 
Water resistance
  • 10 ATM or 100 metres 
Dial
  • White mother of pearl dial with blue SuperLuminova™ indexes
  • Logo AmfAR at 5.00 
Hands 
  • Polished black nickel hands with blue SuperLuminova™ 
  • Yellow chronograph hand with polished & rhodium-plated H counterpoise 
Movement
  • HUB4300 self-winding chronograph 
Date
  • Trapezoïd window at 4.30 
Wristlet
  • Adjustable white alligator sewn on black rubber with blue and yellow stitching 
Clasp
  • Steel Big Bang deployant buckle