‘Hublot’s Hublot has achieved a lot of results this year, and winning the’ Red Dot Product Design Award ‘is the icing on the cake. On behalf of Hublot, I would like to express my most sincere thanks to them. In addition, I would like to thank Prof. Dr. Peter Zec and the Red Dot Jury for choosing Hublot among many outstanding competitors. Grand prize. We will work tirelessly to defend this supreme honor! ‘
——Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot
In the face of 5,500 entries from 54 countries, a red dot award jury composed of 40 professors, journalists and independent designers was carefully evaluated and carefully selected, and the final award of the red dot product design award was finally decided- The ‘Red Dot Best Design Award 2017’ was awarded to Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold Watch.
The Red Dot Design Award was created by the North Rhine-Westphalia Design Center (Design Zentrum NRW) in Germany in 1955. Since the 1990s, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec has led the Red Dot Award to the top of the world. Just like the Academy Awards in the film industry, the Red Dot Award is the ultimate award in the design industry.
‘The Red Dot Best Design Award ‘recognizes the most outstanding design. Only design dreamers can win this award, achieving the perfect balance of extraordinary quality, excellent functions, great charm, comfort and practicality and corporate responsibility.’
-Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Awards
This time won the ‘Red Dot Product Design Award’ ‘Red Dot Best Design Award’, marking Hublot’s independent research and development efforts in the Big Bang Meca-10 magic gold watch was again recognized in the industry. The watch unites the brand’s relentless pursuit of the highest quality, technological innovation and superior aesthetics, achieving a perfect fusion of vintage charm and futurism.
Retro charm, as the name suggests. Meca-10 reproduces other childlike fun with infinite imagination and creativity. Inspired by the mechanical building blocks of the famous French toy company Meccano, Meca-10 pays tribute to designers and architects who are still obsessed with Meccano. Motherboard, gears, transmissions … Hublot challenged unprecedented technical limits with seemingly ordinary mechanical parts, creating self-produced movements with eclectic design and stable and reliable structure.
The HUB1201 self-produced movement independently developed by the Hublot team is extremely futuristic. It has 223 parts and two parallel barrels. The power reserve display is based on a rack structure and can display 10 days of power.
The case made of magic gold once again reflects futurism from another angle. Magic Gold is a new alloy of gold and ceramics. It was developed in cooperation with Hublot and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). It is a truly scratch-resistant 18K gold. In theory, only diamonds can leave marks on it.
Since the announcement of the award, all members of the Hublot watchmaking factory in Nyon celebrate the brand’s ultimate design award, the ‘Red Dot Best Design Award 2017’. At the red dot event on July 3 this year, Hublot will be officially awarded this honor under the witness of 1,200 VIPs. Subsequently, the award-winning work Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold Watch will be exhibited at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.