Seven Michelin-starred chefs are part of the Hublot family. For the second time, the Swiss watchmaker brought them together, for a private dinner, where two of them created a dinner that is “first, unique, different”. One hundred guests had the chance to enjoy this unique dinner and also admire Hublot’s newest creation – a Big Bang Unico Gourmet. The watch which is made from Damascus steel, the favored material for knives used by Michelin-starred chefs. Limited edition of 200 pieces, the timepiece features the unique bracelet cut from the fabric of cooking aprons.
Damascus steel affixes its original imprint on the case and the bezel of the watch. The Big Bang Unico Gourme is the UNICO HUB1280 manufactured chronograph.
Historically known as Wootz and originating in the Damascus region in 300 BC, Damascus steel was known to forge the most resistant and cutting swords. Today, it refers to a technique of hammering and folding steel to make it more resistant. DamasteelÒ is made by the Swedish company Damasteel, which has mastered the fashioning of this material since 1876. This unique steel has greater resistance and a unique weave of patterned steel on its surface. DamasteelÒ is not a traditional metal, it is a metal composite created from two types of steel. The first, 304L, is dark and made primarily of carbon; the other, 316L, is lighter – the two are forged, folded and folded again like a flaky puff pastry, then pressed. A matrix rendering that sees the two materials welded into each other, producing a patterned weave that is unique every time. These moiré patterns, like a fingerprint, are never identical.
Hublot selected a unique design, a pattern that fuses age-old savoir faire with the innovation developed by DamasteelÒ. Surface corrosion of the composite allows the stratification of the two steels to appear, revealing the pattern through a contrast of the materials.
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