— Replica Hublot and Lang Lang are changing the times to the sound of cathedrals. The young maestro is leaving his mark of talent and freedom on two limited editions that he has created with Hublot Replica Watches.
Lang Lang, the 34 years old world famous pianist, joined the Hublot family in January 2015. From now on when he sets the piano keys alight Lang Lang will have a watch that was conceived, designed and developed by Hublot strapped to his wrist.
On 17th November, Hublot and Lang Lang took “Art of Fusion” to a whole new level by holding another intriguing concert on The Peak, one of Hong Kong’s most iconic destinations. Mr. Loic Biver, General Manager of Hublot Greater China, invited the pianist on stage to share with the audience the design concepts behind the timepieces and their relationship with music. Lang Lang then gave a performance and illuminated the night with his beautiful and passionate music.
Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Lang Lang
The young Chinese prodigy had one sound missing from his classical repertoire: the Minute Repeater, now he has it covered. The Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Lang Lang sounds the hours and minutes with the supreme tone of a “cathedral” double gong. Like the hammers that strike the strings in his piano, the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Lang Lang has two tiny hammers that ring its double gong, engraved with the virtuoso’s name. The minute repeater, the most sophisticated movement there is, includes racks, snails, cams and wheels.
The Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Lang Lang was inspired by the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater that won the prestigious Grand Prix de Genève in the “striking watch” category in 2014. It possesses the lightness and the comfort of carbon to allow the pianist the utmost ease in practising his art. The low density of carbon makes the case into an optimal sound chamber, strengthening the power of the notes when they chime.
This watch is also equipped with a “cathedral” double gong that gives a powerful sound with rich harmonies that last. A ring with two true musical notes. Music is present in the slightest details, the indexes on the dial at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock are respectively replaced by a bass clef, the pianist’s left hand, a treble clef, their right hand, and a stylised sixteenth note that recalls Lang Lang’s initials. Produced in a series of eight, it combines two major complications, the striking-mechanism and the tourbillon, 319 components that defy gravity and ring the hours, whilst offering a power reserve of 85 hours.
Classic Fusion 45mm Ceramic Ultra-Thin Lang Lang
Presented in a black ceramic case with a diameter of 45 m and a thickness of 8.15 mm, the Classic Fusion 45 mm Ceramic Ultra-Thin Lang Lang is produced in a series of 88, the number of keys on a piano. Its dial shows the artist’s signature at 3 o’clock, a small second hand at 7 o’clock and a stylised semiquaver that recalls Lang Lang’s initials at 12 o’clock. The index, hands, H screws and crown are dressed in gold to represent the career of the man whose name was destined for success. The sapphire back cover is stamped with a design that shows the young virtuoso playing his piano and his name written in Chinese characters, his first name Lǎng means “sunlight” and his surname Láng means “cultured man”. The sapphire back cover reveals a manual winding movement, decorated with musical notes. The leather strap is marked with the five lines of a musical score as if waiting to receive notes composed by the maestro.