To mark the diamond jubilee of Malaysia’s independence, Hublot together with The Hour Glass will launch a limited edition of the iconic Hublot Big Bang to celebrate 60 years of the spirit of independence – the Hublot Big Bang “Merdeka”.
Limited to only 60 pieces and available exclusively in Malaysia, the Hublot Big Bang “Merdeka” features a 44 mm diameter blue ceramic case, uniquely developed by the Hublot Research and Development department, the core of Hublot’s most groundbreaking innovations. Accompanying the timepiece is a blue alligator strap adorned with gold stitches, paying tribute to the blue canton bearing a crescent and the 14-point star known as the Federal Star on the Malaysia’s national flag.
Highlighted on the sub-dial of the model is the visible number 60, colored in gold in reference to Malaysia’s 60th Independence celebration and the division of the hour into 60 minutes and division of the minutes into 60 seconds. The timepiece also features a date display between the 4 and 5 o’clock position and a scratch resistant sapphire case.
“The progress of a nation is about standing the test of time. There is no better way to celebrate it with a special timepiece that marks the occasion. The Big Bang “Merdeka” is a tribute by Hublot and The Hour Glass to commemorate this great nation when it rise up to its dream of freedom 60 years ago,” said Mr. Teh Soon Kheng, General Manager of The Hour Glass Sdn. Bhd.
“We are honored to celebrate such a significant milestone with Malaysia. With the use of our latest innovative material – blue ceramic. The Hublot Big Bang “Merdeka” is a true embodiment of the “Art of Fusion,” said Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, the CEO of Hublot.
The Hublot Big Bang “Merdeka” timepiece will be available at Hublot Boutique Suria KLCC and The Hour Glass boutiques nationwide.