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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 31

    Hublot. A rare and large stainless steel, Kevlar and ceramic limited edition self-winding water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with date

    SIGNED HUBLOT, GENÈVE, BIG BANG, YACHT CLUB DE MONACO, TUIGA 1909, NO. 138/250, REF. 301 SB, CASE NUMBER 615'732, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

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    Hublot. A rare and large stainless steel, Kevlar and ceramic limited edition self-winding water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with date
    Signed Hublot, Genève, Big Bang, Yacht Club de Monaco, Tuiga 1909, No. 138/250, ref. 301 SB, case number 615'732, manufactured in 2005
    Cal. HUB44 nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, the stamped black carbon dial with applied steel Arabic and baton numerals, luminous steel hands, outer five minute divisions, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds centred by the red, white and gold flag of the Monaco Yacht Club, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, eccentric window for date, in large tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with black ceramic bezel secured by six titanium screws, Kevlar inserts to both sides, the back secured by six screws and centred by the engraved image of the Tuiga, flag of the Monaco Yacht Club and "1909", the crown and the two rectangular chronograph buttons with black rubber inserts, hooded lugs, black rubber Hublot bracelet and stainless steel deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    44.5 mm. wide


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    Accompanied by Hublot Certificate of Authenticity, international warranty, and operating instructions. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted wooden presentation box with circular glazed aperture with screwed metal bezel to resemble a porthole and outer packaging stamped Yacht Club de Monaco and with the club's red, white and gold flag.

    The present watch appears to be in unused condition.

    Big Bang "Monaco Yacht Club" limited edition
    The flagship of the Monaco Yacht Club, the "Tuiga", is a legendary boat built in 1909 by William Fife. This "15-metre International Class", restored in 1993, was acquired in 1995 by the Monaco Yacht Club.

    Inspired by the "Tuiga", Hublot has created a new Big Bang chronograph, the "Monaco Yacht Club", launched in 2005 and produced in a limited and numbered edition of 250 units.

    Its black carbon face displays the red, white and gold flag of the Monaco Yacht Club, whilst the bottom of the case is engraved with an image of Tuiga in an exact replica of the coat of arms at the end of the boom of the Monegasque cutter. With its angular design, built of superimposed layers of different materials, the 44.5 mm diameter case of the "Monaco Yacht Club" Big Bang is fashioned from steel. A Kevlar insert provides an unusual side view that gives the impression that the watch is traversed by the legendary Hublot black natural rubber strap. The stamped carbon dial sets off the extra-wide crystal in a ceramic bezel with six screws in the form of an "H" and black composite resin lug disks. The crown and rectangular button heads have black natural rubber inserts.

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