Bund straps were initially invented to be used by German pilots during World War II to prevent the watch examples from freezing or searing the wearer’s skin in high altitudes or in the event of a cockpit fire. Along with providing still another link to local history, this style of strap also perfectly matches a bronze watch to avoid oxidization turning the wearer’s skin green, although Hublot Watches Price Amazon India Replica have catered to those wanting to replace the strap with a non-Bund option by manufacturing the caseback from ceramic. A second strap (not pictured) is also contained and easily accessible thanks to Hublot’s “One Click” attachment method, which offers a slightly dressier appearance in “altsalzburg” (black-brown) coloured deer leather with oak leaf embroidery. The buckle is made from black PVD titanium with a brushed bronze deployant clasp insert, giving a modern touch to an otherwise old-world aesthetic.The size of this Hublot Big Bang Bavaria is going to be a sticking point for some. Hublot’s Big Bang watches wear very big with their 45mm instances, and the Bund design strap makes this model appear even bigger on the wrist. That said the deer leather has been used here was thoroughly hand-worked from the anglers in Meindl to attain a velvety soft feel and help it wear more comfortably. This bit also provides a strong vintage vibe and a real connection with Bavarian history, which should appeal to lovers of German culture or anyone seeking to emphasise their Lederhosen into the intense for Oktoberfest or any Bavarian-themed event. The Hublot Big Bang Bavaria is being offered at a limited edition run of 100 pieces, with a price of $27,900.
LVMH has appointed Jean-Claude Biver to oversee its watch division, comprising Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith. This happens as the group’s watch and jewellery division is under-performing, in a general slowdown in the watch business.
Jean-Claude Biver, the turnaround artist who successfully revived Blancpain, Omeg and Hublot, will soon take charge of all the three watch brands belonging to LVMH, namely Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith. This comes about at a time of slowing watch and jewellery sales at LVMH, with the division posting the slowest growth in the group. Francesco Trapani, formerly the CEO of Bulgari who joined LVMH when it acquired the jeweller, will give up operational duties at the group in March, though he remains on the board. Trapani’s role of head of Watches and Jewelry division will be split, with Antonio Belloni overseeing jewellery and watches coming under the aegis of Jean-Claude Biver. Bernard Arnault, the Chairman of LVMH, commented, “I am also delighted that Jean- Claude Biver has agreed to lead our watchmaking activities. His experience and achievement within this sector speak for themselves, best illustrated by the remarkable success of Hublot. I am convinced that his entrepreneurial talent and creativity will add significant momentum to our other brands in the sector.” This is not the first time Biver has been tapped by a luxury conglomerate for his entrepreneurial talents. When the Swatch Group acquired Blancpain in 1992, Biver joined the its board, where he applied his skills to various brands, but most notably Omega, which he helped turn into the mass marketing powerhouse it is today. He stayed for nearly a dozen years, before joining Hublot, reviving its fortunes and then selling it to LVMH.