On March 1, 2016, the top Swiss watchmaking brand HUBLOT Hublot opened a grand SKP store in Beijing. The new store is located in Beijing’s high-end luxury commercial landmark, which has become the development of Hublot in the Chinese market. Another milestone. At the same time, Hublot and the Bruce Lee Foundation jointly held a six-day ‘Be Water My Friend-Legend of Bruce Lee’ at Beijing SKP. This exhibition takes Bruce Lee’s life philosophy as the theme, exhibiting Bruce Lee’s precious items and several Hublot limited edition watches. At the opening ceremony, the general manager of Hublot Greater China, Loic Biver, and the founder of the Bruce Lee Foundation and the daughter of Bruce Lee, Shannon Lee, cut the ribbon for the new store and jointly released the Big Bang soul Bruce Lee limited edition watch. Pay tribute to the Kung Fu superstar.
Hublot Beijing SKP store upholds the brand’s unique noble black, and combines luxury and innovative design concepts to create a distinguished and modern customer experience space. The dark gray carpet floor in the store is complemented by black leather furniture, glass and alloy counter treatments, giving the overall space a more modern feel. Low-tech elements have also been added to the window showcase. In the unique form projected on the books, light and shadow tell the wonderful story of the brand connecting the past and the future. The full range of watches, including Big Bang, classic fusion, supreme kingship, and hand-to-hand watches, are brought together to showcase the brand’s watchmaking essence and modern design.
‘Be Water My Friend-The Legend of Bruce Lee Memorial’ was specially invited by the Hublot Bruce Lee Foundation to exhibit the precious items of Bruce Lee’s life in Beijing and participate in the exhibition design. Hublot, which advocates ‘the art of fusion,’ is time-based, boldly transcending tradition and modernity, and letting the past and the future talk. Louis Beaver, General Manager of Hublot Greater China, commented: ‘As a model of the 20th century and the most influential kung fu star in history, Bruce Lee truly interprets the’ art of fusion ‘of Eastern and Western cultures. After hosting the 75th anniversary exhibition of Bruce Lee’s birthday, Hublot is proud to join hands with the Bruce Lee Foundation to host a commemorative exhibition in Beijing and release a second-generation limited edition watch to pay tribute to a generation of legends. ‘
Li Xiangning said: ‘As a non-profit organization, the Bruce Lee Foundation inspires self-confidence by spreading Bruce Lee’s spirit. This time I joined Hublot in the Legendary Bruce Lee Memorial Exhibition in Beijing. I hope to share my father with you through this exhibition. Spirit and philosophy. The so-called immortal life must have a life worthy of being remembered by the world. I am very grateful to Hublot for designing this limited edition watch to pay tribute to the spirit of his father, and also for Hublot for Bruce Lee The foundation is very supportive. ‘
In this exhibition, Bruce Lee’s treasures during his lifetime: the martial arts coat of Xi Wu Tang carrying the spirit of Bruce Lee’s martial arts, the authenticity of martial arts manuscripts in the 1960s and the manuscript of the movie “Dragon Crossing the River”; Mask and the business card of Bruce Lee Martial Art Studio created by Bruce Lee. In addition, Hublot also uses the Bruce Lee Mirror device designed by modern technology. The interior is decorated with glass fragments and watch parts, and a transparent screen in the middle broadcasts Bruce Lee’s classic martial arts-making movie. The bottom uses a Hublot UNICO machine with 3D effects. The core shape allows Hublot and Bruce Lee to blend perfectly in the same time and space. In addition, the Bruce Lee Foundation has selected many of the most iconic classic photos. Hublot combines each Bruce Lee photo with a watch picture and presents it in two metal showcases with different shapes through ultra-modern design, which means Bruce Lee. The spirit and its martial philosophy will be passed on forever.
Bruce Lee and Hublot share the East-West fusion
As the world’s most influential legendary star, Bruce Lee is the best interpretation of the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures. As a pioneer of the times, he was the first pioneer to spread Chinese kung fu to the world, and dazzled his life in the spread of Eastern and Western cultures. Since the establishment of Hublot in Nyon, Switzerland in 1980, Hublot has always been advancing with a pioneering spirit, breaking through the understanding of traditional concepts, boldly crossing the boundaries between tradition and modernity, allowing the past and the future to dialogue, and has achieved countless achievements. A ‘first’.
The unprecedented fusion comes from Bruce Lee’s innovative reorganization of Eastern and Western martial arts. For the first time, he broke the door of traditional martial arts, and boldly combined Taoist philosophy from the East with Wing Chun, Western boxing and karate, and Taekwondo to create Jeet Kune Do. Coincide. Featuring a natural rubber strap paired with precious metal materials, Hublot has set a new and unprecedented precedent in the history of traditional watchmaking. Since then, the fusion of materials, the fusion of East and West, each collision will produce amazing breakthrough innovations. The way of integration lies in deconstruction and reorganization, shaping a new world and future, and passing on with the times to achieve inheritance and immortality.
Truly handed down for the sake of thought and philosophy, not just skills, this is one of the reasons why Kung Fu philosopher Bruce Lee is still revered today. In his martial arts creation, he adopted the spirit of Baichuan and advocated people-oriented. Bruce Lee explained the Jeet Kune Do philosophy he created as an exploration process of self-discovery and soul growth. Hublot believes in the natural power of cosmic energy, and the birth of Big Bang series watches is also inspired by this. In the process of exploring the concept of fusion between mineral and plant elements, Hublot takes time as the basis and explores the philosophy of watchmaking. And the art of fusion does not only happen in the above two fields, but also the integration of the sky and the earth, tradition and innovation.
Hublot Big Bang Soul Bruce Lee Limited Watch
Owning the soul of Big Bang and the pure DNA of Hublot, Hublot pays tribute to Bruce Lee with a Big Bang soul watch with a barrel case. Designed by the Bruce Lee Foundation, the Big Bang soul Bruce Lee limited edition watch is dominated by blue, inspired by Bruce Lee’s life motto, Be Water My Friend, and Hublot printed it on the bottom of the watch. The dial design adopts an important painting in Bruce Lee’s home study, a dragon shape hand-painted by Bruce Lee, with two rubies as the finishing touch. This watch is equipped with Hublot’s new HUB4700 movement, which is a unique movement developed jointly with the Zenith team. Based on Zenith El Primero movement with date display (frequency: 5 Hz, 36,000 vibrations / hour; 278 parts, 31 gems), this hub combines the wisdom of two watch brands with a crystal of HUB 4700 Praised by purists as one of the most outstanding Swiss chronograph movements of all time. This self-winding skeleton movement has a 50-hour power reserve, and the exquisite skeleton mechanism and its date dial can be seen through the sapphire mirror. The calendar display window is located at 4:30, the dial is designed as a central chronograph second hand, and the three small dials are located at 9 o’clock (seconds), 3 o’clock (30 minutes) and 6 o’clock (clock). The strap is blue alligator leather lined with natural rubber, giving the wearer a flexible and flexible experience. The commemorative model is limited to 100 pieces worldwide.
‘Be Water My Friend-Bruce Lee Memorial Exhibition’ exhibits:
Big Bang Soul Bruce Lee Limited Watch
Price: RMB 204,200
Case dimensions: 47.70 mm x 56.30 mm
Case thickness: 14.5 mm
Case material: black micro-blasted ceramic
Table mirror: anti-glare sapphire crystal
Crown: black PVD titanium with black rubber inlay
Dial: Openwork dial with dragon pattern
Hands: Blue hands covered with black fluorescent paint
Movement: Automatic winding skeleton chronograph movement HUB4700
Bottom cover: Black micro-blasted ceramic bottom cover with anti-glare sapphire crystal, note limited number
Power reserve: 50 hours
Water resistance: 100 meters
Limited release: 100 pieces
Strap: blue alligator stitched natural rubber, black natural rubber