St Barths announces its collaboration with legendary watchmakers Hublot with the launch of a new 25-piece limited-edition timepiece
Hublot’s love of style, elegance and mechanical invention have come together once more in the fresh form of the Big Bang Unico 45mm Eden Rock – St Barths Limited Edition, a piece that is as cool and summery as a sundowner enjoyed overlooking the sea at the celebrated Caribbean hotel from which the watch takes it name.
Hublot’s partnership with Eden Rock – St Barths, has produced special watches before, but this is the first time Hublot’s flagship Big Bang Unico 45mm has provided the template for the collaboration. The new 25-piece limited-edition has a calming 45mm cerulean blue ceramic case inspired by the colour of the sky, the ocean and elements of the hotel’s recently reappointed interior.
“The Eden Rock – St Barths is one of my absolute favourite places on earth. So calming, so refreshing, so energising. I just love it. And of course, the service is impeccable. Our collaboration has been a source of great joy and even greater friendship and I’m thrilled to introduce this new limited-edition watch. It captures the essence of what it feels like to be at the hotel, and to experience its warmth and beautiful surroundings. Every time I see the watch it transports me back to Eden Rock – St Barths, and it makes me feel better.” – Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
The watch’s colour palette includes light blue, white, red and teal accents, inspired by the white of the sand, the red of the hotel’s roofs and the natural colouration of the sea in the Baie de Saint Jean. The sapphire crystal case back is decorated with a specially created outline of the rock and the hotel seen from the shoreline, while the matching blue presentation box has a porthole containing a sample of the sand from the beach. Think of it as a truly unique souvenir.
Beyond these special details, the watch is powered by Hublot’s hugely accomplished Unico automatic mechanical chronograph movement, and it comes with a choice of three straps, one in white rubber with blue stripes, a second in blue rubber, and a third that’s a white Velcro strap.
“Hublot’s position as first, unique and different captures the essence of what we offer here at Eden Rock – St Barths, where our vision is to be so much more than just a hotel. We strive to create uniquely memorable experiences that combine the wonder and calm of our natural surroundings with the elegance of our first-class service and amenities. We love this watch and see it not just as a seamless extension of our collaboration with Hublot, but also as a joyful expression of our hotel and the welcome our guests have come to expect.” – James Matthews, CEO of Eden Rock Group.
“The second collaboration between Eden Rock – St Barths & Hublot strengthens the successful partnership we have enjoyed in recent years. This latest watch combines the style & spirit of the Hotel with a casual sophistication. We are especially excited to offer to our guests the opportunity to indulge in this bespoke Hublot piece whilst appreciating all the glamour that the Island has to offer.” Fabrice Moizan, General Manager of Eden Rock St Barths.
Initially the Big Bang Unico 45mm Eden Rock St Barths Limited Edition will only be available at the hotel. In time, it will also be available through the Hublot boutiques.