Friday, August 13, 2010

LUXURIOUS AUTHENTIC HUBLOT MDM DEPOSE AUTOMATIC GENTS WRISTWATCH








RETAILED USD3,500 WHEN NEW

BRAND: AUTHENTIC HUBLOT MDM AUTOMATIC GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: SWISS BY HUBLOT WATCH CO.
CIRCA/TAHUN: 2000's
MODEL: 1530.1 MDM DEPOSE MODELE S/N 259842
CRYSTAL: CLEAN SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: HUBLOT 21 JEWELS AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
DIAL COLOR: BLACK
FUNCTIONS: HOUR, MINUTES, SECOND CENTER SWIPE AND QUICK DATE AT 3:00
HANDS: SILVER TONE METAL HAND
MARKERS: RAISED SILVER TONE ROMAN MARKERS
CASING : SOLID STAINLESS STEEL WITH HIDDEN LUGS
LUGS: 18mm
MEASUREMENT: 36mm DIAMETER WITHOUT CROWN and 44mm LUG TO LUG
ENGRAVING ON CASEBACK: HUBLOT LOGO, MODELE,  5 ATM, S/N
CROWN: HUBLOT SIGNED SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
STRAP/TALI: REPLACEMENT RUBBER BAND WITH ORIGINAL DOUBLE FOLD HUBLOT CLASP 
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8"
COMES WITH ORIGINAL HUBLOT INNER BOX, EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED
PRICE: RM7,500 (NEGOTIABLE)


Bried History of Hublot Wristwatch

A scion of the Italian Binda Group dynasty, best known for making Breil watches, Carlo Crocco left the company in 1976 to strike out on his own and create a new watch company. Moving to Switzerland he formed MDM Geneve and set about designing a watch that he named the Hublot after the French word for "porthole". The watch that he created featured the first natural rubber strap in the history of watchmaking. It took 3 years of research to create the strap. Despite failing to attract a single potential customer on the first day of its debut at the 1980 Basel Watch Fair, the watch quickly proved to be a commercial success with sales in excess of $2m in its first year.

The Jean-Claude Biver era

Carlo Crocco, preoccupied by his own design work and many activities for the Hand-in-Hand Foundation, a charity helping deprived children all around the world, set out to look for the man who could oversee his watchmaking business. In late 2003, Jean-Claude Biver, then president of Swatch Groups's Omega division, met Carlo Crocco, and in May 2004, Biver assumed duties as CEO, becoming a board member and minority shareholder in Hublot Watches.
Upon his arrival, Biver set about creating a new flagship collection that was unveiled in Basel in April 2005, with the Hublot "Big Bang" chronograph. It was an immediate success and orders increased threefold in one year. A few months later, in November 2005, the Big Bang chronograph was awarded internationally, receiving the "2005 Design Prize" in the "Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix", the "Sports Watch Prize" at the "Watch of the Year" ceremony in Japan, and the Middle Eastern Prize for the "Best Oversized Watch" at the Editor’s Choice "Watch of the Year" in Bahrain. Following the arrival of Biver in 2004, the brand's sales hit 24 million Swiss francs and by the end of 2006, sales were bordering on the 100 million Swiss franc mark. 

Acquisition by LVMH
In April 2008 it was announced that luxury goods group LVMH had acquired Hublot from founder Carlo Crocco for an undisclosed fee, adding to its existing portfolio of watch brands including TAG Heuer. 

Hublot WISeKey
At BaselWord 2009, Hublot unveiled a new method of detecting counterfeit watches. Using a WISeKey smart card, the system authenticates watches on Hublot's servers. The system went live in August 2009.

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