It is not news that we love watches here at Mr Ping Life. We also love life, food and creating memories. For our latest adventure we visited one of Dubai’s most exciting spots both visually and emotionally, Brass Monkey. The place is visually striking with neon and a very singular architecture; it is also a place where we all took a walk down memory (bowling) lane playing some of our favorites arcade games.
It was logical for us to take over the venue to shoot one of the most forward thinkings brands in the industry, Hublot, with its 2021 LVMH Watch Week novelties. It made sense because we could play with lights, colors and textures while having fun. Is there a better combo?
So, sit back, relax and let us take you on a visual journey.
INTEGRAL LOVE: BIG BANG INTEGRAL GREY CERAMIC
Following on from its black ceramic, Hublot has launched its Big Bang Integral in grey, with built-in scratch-resistance, durability and hypoallergenic properties. Its monobloc architecture –an integrated bracelet on which the first link is fused with the case– affirms the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s integral single-colour, single-material style.
The Big Bang Integral is clearly distinguished from the other Big Bang models by its fully integrated bracelet, which is fused with the 42mm case. First launched in 2020, this represents a historic first for the 15-year-old Big Bang.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE AND A BIG BANG TOURBILLON AUTOMATIC ORANGE SAPPHIRE
If there’s one area where Hublot’s own “Art of Fusion” is expressed in all its boldness and radiance, it’s definitely that of cutting-edge materials, particularly manufactured sapphire.
Hublot continues to innovate with this extraordinary material by reinterpreting the Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon in an entirely new orange shade –a world first for a through-tinted sapphire achieved thanks to the incorporation of titanium and chromium in a skilful manufacturing process. This 45mm watch houses the manufacture’s automatic tourbillon movement and shows without doubt that Hublot is always pushing even its own limits.
COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW: BIG BANG MP-11 POWER RESERVE 14 DAYS 3D CARBON
The MP-11 Power Reserve 14-Days 3D Carbon Rainbow is a piece that dazzles with contrast. The case is made from 3D carbon fiber, giving the watch a lighter weight than expected, while retaining force through the interwoven material. Its bezel is set with a vibrant colored variety of gemstones, which makes this MP-11 as eye catching as it gets.
The movement gives the watch an overall power reserve of no less than 14 days. To accommodate its barrels, Hublot had to make a curve in both the case and the sapphire crystal. The result is a watch that imposes in every sense and from every angle.
YOUNG WILD & FREE: SPIRIT OF BIG BANG TOURBILLON CARBON WHITE
With the Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Carbon White, Hublot combines black with white, proving opposites attract. The 42mm case, case back and bezel are crafted from carbon fibre featuring white composite inclusions. These white inclusions are formed of glass microfibres created as a non-woven fabric (NWF), used mainly to improve the breaking strength of composites. This NWF is then co-impregnated with the carbon fibres using tinted epoxy resin when the composite preforms are created in a special mould.
Released in a limited edition of 100 pieces, the Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Carbon White plays with contrasts and transparency with a sapphire case back and dial which reveal the ultra-aesthetic architecture of the HUB6020 manufacture movement.
FUSION OF SHAPES: CLASSIC FUSION ORLINSKI BLUE CERAMIC
The Classic Fusion Orlinski 40mm now comes in a monochrome mode in two limited editions entirely clad in ceramic, with the exception of the strap and the crown. In terms of colorimetry, the flashy blue and gloss black are reminiscent of the colour codes used in the artist’s XXL bestiary.
In terms of size, these two monochrome models, each released in a run of 200 pieces, keep the 40mm diameter proportions of their alter ego, beat to the rhythm of an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve and are worn on a soft rubber strap.
SAKURA POWER: CLASSIC FUSION TAKASHI MURAKAMI ALL BLACK
Hublot unveiled the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black, marking its first collaboration with the renowned Japanese contemporary artist. For this limited-edition, Murakami lends his iconic smiling flower symbol to a beautiful piece. And boy does it make us smile!
It has a 45mm polished black ceramic case with rubber straps and a power reserve of 72 hours. The watch’s 12-petaled flower is featured on an all-black ceramic aesthetic, set in 456 black diamonds.
We hope you had as much fun on this visual journey as we had creating it.