Released on the occasion of the master’s 104th birthday, the new Hublot watch employs a 44.5mm case. It is crafted from bead-lasted matte tantalum, which resembles an overtone of a reinforced concrete. The latter was a favorite material, used by the architect for the aesthetics of his creations.
Bolted down to the case by means of 6 H-shaped screws is an imposing bezel. The back side of the model reveals Niemeyer’s signature as well as the National Congress of Brazil in Brasilia, one of his most famous works. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 100 meters.
The new Hublot Aero Bang Niemeyer watch shows off a black dial. Its hour-markers and hands are touched with yellow and green accents. They pay tribute to Brazil, the master’s homeland and lend the watch face a contagious energy.
The display ensures central hours and minutes. The small seconds tick away in a counter at 9 o’clock. The dial also provides chronograph functionality - 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 3 and 6 o’clock respectively as well as a central seconds hand with an H-shaped counterweight. Moreover, it offers a date indication. Driving the functions is a self-winding HUB4214 mechanical chronograph movement. It supplies a 42-hour power reserve.
A rubber strap with an alligator skin on its top completes the features of the new Hublot watch. It is offered in a limited edition of 104 individually numbered pieces. A special unit, numbered 104/104, has been given as a present to Oscar Niemeyer at a private reception in his residence in Copacabana.