May 2020 marks the official grand opening of Hublot’s new flagship Boutique in Ginza, Tokyo. So what better way to celebrate than to collaborate with world-renown designer Yohji Yamamoto to create a limited edition Hublot Big Bang GMT All Black Yohji Yamamoto. Yamamoto is known for his work with the shade of black, especially for having created “the Shock of Black.” His ability to create a visual masterpiece with black is on full display across this new Hublot timepiece.
“We are honored to celebrate the opening of our new flagship Boutique in Tokyo with fashion designer super star Yohji Yamamoto,” said Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO. “This All Black limited edition we created together expresses a simple beauty through the fusion of Yohji Yamamoto’s black design signature and the complicated GMT manufacture movement.”
For the watch’s movement, it is equipped with the Hublot Unico manufacture movement HUB1251. This allows it to display two different time zones, an important feature for Yamamoto. “This watch can easily display the time zones of the two cities where I’m based, Tokyo and Paris,” said Yamamoto. This movement is encapsulated in an all-black case with, you guessed it, black hands, a black dial, and even smoked sapphire crystal. Yamamamoto’s signature can be found right on the six o’clock of the watch.
This watch will be limited to just 50 examples and will be exclusively available at Hublot Boutique Ginza.