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Hublot celebrates the Year of the Rabbit with a new watch

The Swiss watchmaker has collaborated with Chinese artist Wen Na on a festive new Spirit of Big Bang timepiece to mark the arrival of the Lunar New Year

By Joshua Hendren

In 2023, January 22 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, kicking off 16 days of fireworks and festivities in a sea of red and gold. 

We’d argue that the best way to usher in the celebrations is with Hublot’s new special-edition Spirit of Big Bang, born out of a collaboration with Chinese artist Wen Na.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit
Hublot has collaborated with Chinese artist Wen Na on the new Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit

Paying homage to the Year of the Rabbit, one of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, Wen Na has created a miniature painting for the dial of the Swiss watchmaker’s new Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit

Drawing inspiration from Chinese folklore and mythology, the artist has created a Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches system in 12 double hours, combining these visuals with festive motifs from firecrackers to dancing lions.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit
A closer look at the painted dial of Hublot’s Spirit of Big Bang Black Ceramic Rabbit

Naturally, such a miracle of horology has more to offer. The timepiece also boasts an intricate HUB1710 self-winding movement, housed in an oh-so-chic micro-blasted 42mm ceramic case, and is limited to just 12 pieces. 

Connoisseurs seeking the ultimate expression of contemporary horology, look no further.

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