HUBLOT X EDEN ROCK - ST BARTHS
We are thrilled to share with you an exciting new partnership between Eden Rock - St Barths and Hublot, the creators of cutting edge timepieces. We have joined forces to produce a bespoke timepiece that combines tradition with innovation and state-of-the-art design with craftsmanship; values that unite our two brands.
Classic Fusion Eden Rock - St Barths 38mm
This is an extremely rare timepiece, only 25 in the world, available exclusively from Eden Being. Created by Hublot, the Swiss watchmaker who pioneered a fusion design with precious gold and natural rubber. This watch is a 38 mm version with 10 ruby indices and the bezel set with 36 diamonds and fitted with a self-winding movement.
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or the "Art of Fusion"
Hublot was founded in Switzerland in 1980. In those days, it was the first luxury watchmaker to combine gold and natural rubber. This creative concept, dubbed the "Art of Fusion", caused a real stir in the watchmaking industry at the time. The original design of these watches (the case on the first watch took its inspiration directly from a boat's porthole, an hublot in French) and their comfortable fit quickly made them very sought-after pieces. Indeed, members of royal families were the first to show their enthusiasm.
In 2004, Mr Jean-Claude Biver – one of few people to have genuinely left their mark on Swiss watchmaking – took over control of the brand and gave it tremendous momentum, leading to impressive growth. With the launch of the BIG BANG chronograph in 2005, the multiple award winning chronograph with a contemporary and elegant design, the brand started achieving records, awards and success. Its design – brand new to the world of watchmaking – was immediately recognisable: with sharper corners and its 6 screws which passed right through the case, it represented the perfect illustration of the concept of fusion, the philosophy of the brand.
After attaining almost a tenfold increase in turnover in four years, in 2008 the brand was bought by the world leader in luxury products, LVMH group, to supplement its watch segment. In 2009, Bernard Arnault and Jean-Claude Biver jointly oversaw the inauguration of a new high-tech manufacture in premises over 6000m2, set on the banks of Lake Geneva. This was an important step for the autonomy of the brand in its creativity and innovative research. The site is currently dedicated to the production of the unique UNICO movement, a column-wheel chronograph integrated into the dial side, conceived, developed and manufactured entirely by Hublot as well as Grand watch Complications.
Since then, there have been 5 collections – Big Bang, Classic Fusion, Manufacture Pieces, Techframe and King Power - housing movements ranging from the simplest to the most complicated including the World record breaker with 50 days of power reserve for the MP-05 LaFerrari, tourbillons, minute repeaters with cathedral chime, the Antikythera movement, the Key of Time movement, split-seconds, jumping seconds, retrograde dates, GMT…). Thanks to these pieces, Hublot continues to write the history of fusion combining materials such as Magic Gold (the unique and exclusive unscratchable 18K gold, King Gold (18K Gold 5N with platinum), carbon fiber, coloured ceramics, sapphire, Texalium, tungsten, cermet, Hublonium (combinaison of aluminium and magnesium), titanium with more traditional materials like gold, platinum, ceramics, steel, rubber, diamonds and precious stones.
Today, Ricardo Guadalupe, Chief Executive Officer, runs the company with Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of the Board and President of the Watches Division, LVMH Group.