Shards of yellow rays of light piercing the clouds on a peaceful spring evening in Sydney. Golden hour; no better time of the day to kick off the celebration of Hublot’s All Black masterpieces.
2016 marks ten years since the very first Hublot All Black watch. The magical event was held at the Carriageworks. A rail yard where Sydney’s train carriages of the 20th century were built that has now been revamped as a modern multi-arts center.
A stunning old-meets-new location to celebrate Hublot’s previous success and future commitment to the All Black watches. In attendance for the festivities led by Joel Ruiz, the Brand Manager of Hublot Australia, were distinguished guests such as the Australian Hublot brand ambassador Michael Clarke, and other guests of style such as Jennifer Hawkins and the Waterhouse powerhouse. But the center piece of the evening was, without doubt, the $2million worth of All Black pieces.
The All Black collection of watches started from an idea that sparked within the renowned Jean-Claude Biver. Tasked by Mr. Biver, the undeterred Hublot team invested in a watch that was composed of a black case, black dial, but also added black markers and numerals.
Radical and contrary to all common understanding perhaps, but in the world of horology, new horizons are discovered all the time by those daring enough to swim against the current.
The Big Bang All Black was the very first All Black watch. With some understandable apprehension, Hublot only made a limited run of 250 pieces when it brought the watch to Baselworld in 2006. But at the fair, when people saw this daring new creation, Hublot walked away with over 2000 orders to fill.