HUBLOT Taipei Boutique: Grand Opening Celebration

Hublot 101 store China Taipai

HUBLOT Taipei Boutique: Grand Opening Celebration of Taipei Boutique as well as the 10th anniversary of the iconic BIG BANG

The 101 HUBLOT Taipei Boutique Join force with Taiwanese professional MLB Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to Support Youth Baseball

December 1st Linking the Big Bang Moment with charity in Taiwan, 2015, Taipei – Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaker celebrates the grand opening of its Taipei 101 boutique as well as the 10th anniversary of the iconic Big Bang. 10 years have passed since Hublot unveiled its first Big Bang – the Big Bang Gold Ceramic.

The Big Bang, next to various astonishing Grandes Complications are presented to commemorate this remarkable milestone. To continue the spirit of “Hublot Loves Baseball”, Taiwanese famous Major League Baseball pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was the guest of honor of the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Loïc Biver.

In order to give back to the younger generation, Hublot supports the Aboriginal Little League Baseball team from Taichung with Baseball equipment bags. These junior players also brought their splendid performance of the unique traditional Tayal Tribe “battle dance” to celebrate the grand opening of Hublot’s Taiwan boutique store.

The Hublot Taipei Boutique known as “Hublot Taipei 101 boutique” offers a subtle interplay of materials, fabrics and styles that give the store a luxurious and elegant ambiance. The combination offers a warm, gentle feel in nuances of grey and black.

The materials, silver brushed Oakwood and wool carpets with silk lining covering the ebony chrome steel wall, Italian handmade chairs and leather sofas, Murano Italian-made lamps and chandeliers, are representing the brand’s core concept “Art of Fusion” which allows customers to immerse themselves in the world of Hublot.

The walls of the HUBLOT Taipei Boutique are decorated with Pop Art inspired works that bring touches of bright colors and take an off-beat look at the brand’s most famous models. An invitation to fans to dive into the world of Hublot!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang collection, several iconic complicated watches were on display in Taiwan to celebrate this grand opening. The Big Bang UNICO Full Magic Gold,
housing the in-house UNICO movement in the brand’s unique, scratch-resistant 18K gold watchcase (a genius combination of gold and ceramic).

The Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve All Black, was also unveiled. The first Tourbillon in the new generation Big Bang line, with a beautiful skeleton movement and an added practical power reserve indicator function on the dial side.

Designed, developed and produced entirely by Hublot’s micro-mechanics, engineers and watchmakers, this proprietary movement is a traditional tourbillon with a cage measuring 13.6 mm in diameter – a minute tourbillon that performs one revolution every minute – and whose construction featuring a barrette on the dial side ensures its stability.

Whereas the sparkling Big Bang UNICO King Gold Pavé with white diamonds, and the Spirit of Big Bang King Gold Pavé, which is a rectangular with rounded sides that resembles the appearance of a barrel, take after the classic design of Big Bang collection with glimmering diamonds that is not only elegant but graceful.

On the other hand, the Big Bang Broderie Steel Diamonds, award winning “Ladies’ Watch” prize of the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève 2015 , is an extraordinary watch piece created by the joint force of Hublot and Bischoff, the Swiss flagship company. Together, the creative teams of the two houses thus developed an exclusive pattern that could join with the Big Bang’s iconic design. A rebel spirit featuring a skull design on a dial framed with 11 diamonds, with soft arabesques for the bezel and the strap, the technical execution alone required several months of research and development.

Continuing the spirits of jointing sport stars that carry characteristics, Hublot invited the most popular Taiwanese professional MLB baseball pitcher Wei-Yin Chen as the guest of honor of the
ribbon-cutting ceremony. Wei-Yin Chen, born in Taiwan, was able to make it to the international stage with his advantage of being a left-handed specialist and his precise and stable performance.

There are striking similarities between the processes of watchmaking and obtaining crucial baseball skills, both demand large amount of investment in efforts and precision is key. It definitely coincides with Hublot’s philosophy of “Be the first, be unique, be different”.

Wei-Yin Chen commented, “Hublot is a luxury brand that wows people, and I personally adore its iconic sporty watch pieces. More so, Hublot keeps conducting baseball ideas all over Asia, which coincides with my mission of setting the Charitable Trust.

Today, I am happy to be here at this meaningful opening event, and I am looking forward to bring more energy and hope for Taiwanese baseball sports through better performance in the future.”

At this new Hublot Taipei Boutique “Taipei 101 boutique” opening, Loïc Biver, General Manager of Hublot Greater China, joined by the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association, 101 Shopping Mall representatives, and Wei-Yin Chen presented baseball various equipment to the Aboriginal Little League Baseball team.

As thank you gesture, the junior players performed their traditional battle dance. This was the highlight of the night in the celebration of the grand opening of the boutique.

Mr. Loïc Biver, General Manager of Hublot Greater China, remarked, “This year, with the tenth anniversary of Big Bang and the opening of this flagship store, is an emotional time for the brand. We are really happy to open this new boutique here in Taipei.

To follow the motto of “Hublot Loves Taiwan” and “Hublot Loves Baseball”, and also in line with the Taiwanese history of baseball development, we have decided to support the aboriginal junior players to achieve their baseball dreams. As we say often at Hublot, “no innovation, no future” therefore, it was important for us”.