Monday, May 14, 2012
Hublot Releases The Skull Bang - A Dark Watch
Hublot announced in a May 2012 press release, "The Skull Bang is a rock'n'roll rebel!" and indeed it is.
The pitch black Skull Bang exudes a powerful rebellious energy accompanied by a distinct understated elegance like a character from one of Anne Rice's novels.
Limited to a mere 100 pieces, the Skull Bang is already a coveted collectors item. The "Classic Fusion" 45 mm case, bezel and crown are crafted in polished black ceramic. 6-H black PVD titanium screws on bezel; Hublot logo on crown and distinctive lugs in black composite resin is all Hublot. A HUB 1112 automatic movement is visible beneath a transparent skull outline via a scratch resistant sapphire crystal case back. The oscillating weight is open worked with black PVD coating sporting a rare super hard high density chemical element segment known as tungsten. (chemical symbol W and atomic number 74). As a result of its high density, tungsten is often as weights and counterweights.
Clear read-out is enabled due to faceted, black galvanic, diamond polished, skeleton hands.
A black leather strap stitched onto black rubber creates the intriguing illusion of formality. The Skull Bang is water resistant to 50 meters and is capable of a 42 hour power reserve. A date aperture is located at the 3 'o'clock.
I would love to see who will be sporting The Skull Bang at the next big gig beneath pulsating lights and surrounded by the powerfully jarring crescendo of an electric guitar and screaming fans.