Beaverbrooks is now the official retailer for Hublot watches and they are available exclusively in the Norwich store at Chantry Place and online!
The Swiss-made timepieces are revolutionary, plus find out about the James Bond watch and Moonwatch, also available at Beaverbrooks at Chantry Place.
- It’s no surprise Hublot watches been spotted on the wrists of some well-known A-listers (hello Jay-Z and Beyoncé!), but their blend of comfort, functionality, and style has seen the brand win many major awards such as ‘Best Design’ by the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and ‘Watch of The Year’ by the World Photo Press.
- And, if sport is more your thing, their partnership with the Premier League, FIFA, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League is certainly impressive, with sports stars Novak Djokovic and Dina Asher-Smith as current brand ambassadors. Oh, and they were also the first brand to have their own customised referee board at a football game!
- A powerhouse in the Swiss watchmaking world, Hublot made their mark back in 1980 when Carlo Crocco created the first watch to combine gold with rubber. This unique blend of materials started the foundation of the brand today – otherwise known as ‘the Art of Fusion’.
- Their Magic Gold is exactly what it says on the tin. The first scratch-proof 18ct gold in the world, it maintains its shiny, polished appearance over time, even with those who have the most active of lifestyles. The iconic porthole-shaped case and H-shaped titanium screws makes a Hublot watch instantly recognisable from other Swiss watch brands.
- Hublot’s range of unique in-house movements also deserves a shout out, starting with their first-ever manufacture – the Unico. A flyback chronograph which can be reset at any time, this automatic movement stands out because of its double clutch mechanism, silicon escapement and dial-side column wheel. We also have to mention the Meca-10 movement and its unparalleled 10-day power reserve.
- The brand’s most iconic collection, the Hublot Big Bang, is both revolutionary and extraordinary, taking inspiration from the moment the universe and all its materials came together as one – the original fusion. Boasting daring technology and aesthetic, these bold timepieces are definitely a favourite.
If you fancy taking a closer look in person, discover Hublot in Beaverbrooks Norwich.
Omega is the watch choice of James Bond
Beaverbrooks Norwich has a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition Titanium Automatic Men’s Watch in store – identical to Bond’s watch in the film ‘No Time To Die’ to accompany you on your own daring adventures.
The watch is presented on a striped NATO strap, plus number 62 is engraved on the back, which refers to the year of the very first James Bond film Dr No, it has scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and is 42mm titanium case size with 300m water resistance.
The Omega Moonwatch
Now Master Chronometer Certified with the highest standard of precision, performance and magnetic-resistance in the Swiss watch industry, the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Men’s Watch is one of the world’s most iconic timepieces, known for its part in all the six moon landings. It is flight qualified by NASA for all manned space missions and is one of the most iconic timepieces in the world.
The Speedmaster is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and was first introduced in 1957.
Did you know? Although now known for its space legacy, the Speedmaster was never actually intended for space exploration, but for sports like athletics and car racing.
The second Speedmaster, differing from the first with its black aluminium bezel and “Alpha” style hour and minute hands, was astronaut Walter Schirra’s personal watch. The second Speedmaster was the first Omega in space. He wore it on his Mercury mission on the 3rd October 1962, making this the first Omega in space.
Also in 1962, NASA began the search for a wristwatch that could be worn by Apollo astronauts. Several watches were subjected to rigorous tests such as extreme temperatures, accelerations, shocks and magnetic fields. The only watch to survive was the third generation 1963 Omega Speedmaster.
And on the 21st July 1969, the 1965 Speedmaster was the first watch to ever walk on the moon when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the lunar surface, earning it the title of the “Moonwatch”.
Since then, it has been worn on all six lunar landings and has become adored around the world.
The Moon watch dial is protected by hesalite crystal, in keeping with the original watches worn on the moon. Hesalite crystal was requested by NASA as it doesn’t break into tiny fragments on impact, unlike sapphire crystal. Thousands of tiny pieces floating around in zero gravity doesn’t sound like a great idea to us either!
You will love telling its amazing history to everyone!
Head to Beaverbrooks at Chantry Place Norwich to view these and many more timeless and stunning watches and jewellery.