2012/07/17 - Hublot the news Big Bang & King Power "Costa Smeralda"

Marina Di Porto Cervo
A Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Costa Smeralda 

On the evening of July 16th, during the amazing party organized by the famous Cala Di Volpe Starwood Hotel, Elton John entertained guests 
with a special performance. 

On the terrace of the Bar Pontile, Hublot unveiled the two sparkling and vibrant limited edition watches as a tribute to the anniversary of the iconic marina: the Big Bang Costa Smeralda for ladies, and the King Power Costa Smeralda for gentlemen.

Quality, beauty, prestige, relaxation, joy, happiness and freedom are a few words that describe the Costa Smeralda. They are qualities we try to perpetuate through our art. Hublot watches should not only be considered as timepieces, but more like objects of quality, prestige, beauty, freedom, joy and happiness. This is why the partnership between Hublot and Costa Smeralda seemed so obvious! “ Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot Chairman 

The Costa Smeralda is not only widely celebrated as a playground for the most exclusive VIPs, but also for its unrivalled beaches and secluded coves. Located on the northern coast of the Italian island of Sardinia, Costa Smeralda is at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and at the crossroads of international yachting routes. 

The gilded tale began, fittingly, with a prince… Already 50 years have passed since Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived in Sardinia and created the Costa Smeralda Consortium and made of this place a destination for international Jetsetters. From the beautiful Grace Kelly to Brigitte Bardot and Ringo Starr, anybody... who was somebody…had to share a glass of champagne there. 

Top French and Italian architects were hired to design, from scratch the little village of Porto Cervo. Famous golf club architect Robert Trent Jones was brought in to build a world-class golf facility, the Pevero Golf Club. It is known as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, and hosts many major international tournaments including the prestigious Italian Open. Today, Pevero is even enhanced by the presence of Hublot clocks in strategic locations, giving the club an even more sport-chic and luxurious look. Time goes by and Costa Smeralda is still the place to be for world class celebrities who like to gather at the famous Cala di Volpe when night descends on the village. Word has spread that this is where Hublot has chosen to unveil its Big Bang Costa Smeralda, a watch specially created for the 50th Anniversary. 

Costa Smeralda’s 50th anniversary is celebrated by Hublot with two exclusive dedicated watches for men and women – each limited to only 100 pieces, which combine the summer and festive side of gold and sparkling diamonds. This elitist watch is the perfect reflection of the temperament of the beautiful A-list people who make Costa Smeralda what it is. 





Technical Specifications

Big Bang Costa Smeralda
Ref. 347.PE.2123.LR.1104.PCM12
Series Limited to 100 numbered pieces

Case
  • Big Bang - 41 mm diameter in polished and satin-finished 18K red gold 
Bezel 
  • Removable, in 18K red gold and set with 319 white diamonds for 1.49 carat 
  • 6 H-shaped relief titanium screws 
Crystal 
  • Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating 
Bezel lug 
  • White composite resin 
Lateral inserts 
  • White composite resin 
Case-back 
  • 18K red gold with circular satin finish 
  • Personalised crystal with the Porto Cervo Marina exclusive logo 
Crown 
  • 18K red gold with white rubber insert 
Push-pieces 
  • 18K red gold with white rubber inserts 
Water resistance 
  • 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres 
Dial 
  • Matt white 
  • Satin-finished indexes with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™ 
  • Permanent seconds at 3 o'clock, with the Porto Cervo Marina exclusive logo 
  • Minute counter at 9 o'clock, with a 7.5 mn duration 
Hands 
  • Satin-finished with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™ 
  • Red chronograph hand with H counterpoise 
  • Minute hand with red arrow and white index 
Movement 
  • HUB1141 - Flyback Chronograph (7’30’’) 
  • Mechanical self-winding 
Date 
  • Disc with white background and black numerals, at 6 o'clock 
Oscillating weight 
  • Hublot design with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment 
Components 280
Jewels 59
Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve 42 hours

Wristlet 
  • Adjustable white rubber and white alligator strap, with white stitching 
Clasp 
  • 18K red gold Big Bang deployant buckle 


King Power Costa Smeralda
Ref. 710.OE.2123.GR.PCM12
Series Limited to 100 numbered pieces

Case 
  • King Power - 48 mm diameter in satin-finished 18K King Gold 
Bezel 
  • Satin-finished 18K King Gold with white rubber moulding 
  • 6 H-shaped relief titanium screws 
Crystal 
  • Sapphire with white Hublot logo and black border 
  • Interior/exterior anti-reflective coating 
Bezel lug 
  • White composite resin 
Lateral inserts 
  • White composite resin 
Case-back 
  • 18K King Gold with circular satin finish 
  • Crystal personalised with Porto Cervo Marina logo 
Crown 
  • 18K King Gold with white rubber insert 
Push-pieces 
  • 18K King Gold with white rubber insert 
Water resistance 
  • 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres 
Dial 
  • Matt white openworked skeleton 
  • Satin-finished indexes with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™ 
  • Permanent seconds at 9 o'clock, with Porto Cervo Marina logo 
  • Hands Satin-finished with red gold plating and white SuperLuminova™ 
  • Chronograph hand with red SuperLuminova™ and H counterpoise 
Movement 
  • HUB4214 - Skeleton chronograph 
  • Mechanical self-winding 
Date 
  • Sapphire disc, window at 4.30 
Oscillating weight 
  • Black galvanic coating, with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment 

Components 257
Jewels 27
Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve 42 hours

Wristlet 
  • Adjustable white rubber and white alligator strap, with white stitching 
Clasp 
  • King Power deployant buckle in 18K King Gold