Celebrating the Chinese Year of the Wood Dragon 2024, paralleling the Chinese year 4722, is heralded by the Wood Dragon. In a grand gesture to mark this occasion, luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot collaborates with renowned artist Chen Fenwan. The result is an exquisite limited-edition timepiece: the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon, inspired by the traditional Chinese art of paper cutting.
Artistic Collaboration and Design Chen Fenwan's mastery in paper art transforms into a vibrant multi-layered dial, mimicking his paper dragon sculpture. This limited edition of only 88 pieces is a testament to Hublot's dedication to cultural fusion and artistry. The watch sports a unique, hand-made rubber marquetry strap, featuring a dragon scale motif—a first in Hublot's history.
Craftsmanship and Specifications The timepiece boasts a 42mm barrel-shaped titanium case with a mix of brushed, sandblasted, and polished finishes. Its distinct design includes an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a 100-meter water resistance. Uniquely, the Hublot name and logo are subtly printed on the crystal, maintaining the dial's artistic integrity.
Innovative Movement and Strap Design Powered by the Caliber HUB1710 automatic movement, the watch offers a 50-hour power reserve. The dragon-themed rubber strap is intricately handcrafted, taking around eight hours to create, showcasing Hublot’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.
Limited Edition and Pricing Each of the 88 exclusive pieces carries a retail price of $29,500 USD. Hublot's Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Dragon stands out as one of the most striking “Year of the Dragon” timepieces, perfectly blending art and horology.
As we step into 2024, the Year of the Wood Dragon, Hublot's masterpiece serves not just as a timekeeper, but as a symbol of the fusion between traditional Chinese art and modern Swiss watchmaking.