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Calaveras and Catrinas parade through the streets of Mexico to pay a visit to the dead. Their sophisticated make-up has inspired a set of limited edition watches by Hublot.
The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities, listed by UNESCO as part of humanity’s cultural heritage in 2008, are a constant source of inspiration for Hublot. The brand launched the Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina at the 11th SIAR, the luxury watchmaking trade show in Mexico City. Like the joyful festivities celebrating the dead, but also life, these limited edition watches are bursting with bright colours, helped by the 42 sapphires sparking on the bezel. On the dial, the image of a skull in the same eye-catching colours stands out against the lacquered black or white background. The hour and minute hands are open-worked, so that we can enjoy the festive design to the full. There are no figures or hour markers to disturb the display, but just a discreet minute track. The 39mm-wide case is as colourful as children’s sweets and available in three different materials. 100 pieces are made of black ceramic, and the same number come in steel. The other 50 watches are made of King Gold, an alloy of copper gold and platinum developed by Hublot.

The straps have also been designed in a party spirit. The black, pink, blue or white calf’s leather is combined with rubber and decorated in a multicoloured pattern. You can easily change the strap using the One Click system.

All the Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina watches are powered by a self-winding movement, the calibre HUB1710. Once fully wound, it provides 50 hours of power reserve.

Price on request www.hublot.com

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