The remarkable partnership was born as a result of encounter between Pierre Genecand, President of the Gstaad Polo Club, and Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot CEO.
Pierre Genecand, an avid polo fan, has fallen in love with Argentina, the very country where the equestrian sport was invented. He settled on Argentinian soil a few years ago, having founded his own stud farm and started training his horses for polo.
Jean-Claude Biver, an inquisitive person with the heart open to new ideas and opportunities, was won over by polo, the sport based on the dynamic fusion between man and horse in an agile joust. No wonder the two enthusiasts decided to join their efforts and associate the Gstaad tournament with the prestigious watchmaking brand.
Miguel Novillo Astrada has not by chance been invited to become the new ambassador for Hublot watches. The 29-year-old player has built an extraordinary career as a polo player - his name is found on the privileged list of the five world players with a 10-goal handicap.
Miguel Novillo Astrada was born into a family which for generations has been maintaining the tradition of the polo game. He and his four brothers make up one of the most successful teams in the history of the game - the 'Aguada Polo Club'. Hublot is proud to have such a great player in its team of ambassadors. Miguel Novillo Astrada has been presented with the new Hublot Big Bang 'Polo Club Gstaad' chronograph.
The new timepiece has become the second timekeeping creation of the brand dedicated to polo, following the one unveiled in 2007 to mark the partnership with the Saint-Tropez Polo Club. The Big Bang Polo Club Gstaad has been developed in a limited series of 250 pieces. It represents a black ceramic chronograph with the Gstaad tournament logo on its dial.
The Hublot Big Bang 'Polo Club Gstaad' chronograph has been developed to maintain the unique 'Big Bang' spirit. It features the distinctive 'Big Bang' brushed and polished ceramic case measuring 44.5 mm in diameter, 100-meter water-resistant. It has been constructed with a black ceramic bezel fitted with titanium H-shaped screws, sapphire crystal provided with double face anti-reflection treatment, reinforced black resin bezel lug and lateral inserts. The titanium with sapphire crystal case back is provided with interior anti-reflection treatment. The crown of the watch and rectangular-shaped push-pieces are completed with natural black rubber insert.
The stamped carbon dial of the Big Bang Polo Club Gstaad is embellished with vertical satin-finish in ruthenium color. It showcases appliques indexes, faceted hands with luminescent features, and ruthenium-colored chronograph hands with H-shaped counterpoise. The trapezoidal aperture located at 4:30 displays the date.
In the heart of the new Hublot Big Bang there beats a mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding - Hublot Calibre HUB44. The mechanism comprising 252 components was developed together with La Joux-Perret. It offers an advantage of 42-hour power reserve.
The masculinity of the watch is enhanced with an adjustable black rubber strap fitted with steel and black PVD coated deployment clasp.
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