Have 4 million ringgit to spare? Worried you might be assassinated? Then why not splash it all out on Hublot’s Big Bang diamond watch and bulletproof jacket duo, keeping you safe and keeping the time. Teaming up with Karmaloog, Hublot has now redrawn the boundaries of high end luxury with this combination of haute horlogerie and cutting edge technology.
If you weren’t already sold on the black crocodile leather, which Karmaloog claims is responsibly sourced, then maybe you’ll be convinced that this jacket could save your life.
Hidden under screen-printed silk, the unique lining of the stylish bomber jacket is made out something called carbon aramid fabric, the latest protection technology that adds very little bulk. This is made possible by multiple layers of fine carbon nanotube fabrics. This material is supposed to stop any projectiles in its path.
Alas, don’t go trying to harm yourself on purpose because they do have a disclaimer stating: “It is absolutely essential that those who select body armour and each person who wears it realise that there is no such thing as a bulletproof vest. The routine use of appropriate soft body armour significantly reduces the likelihood of fatal injury, but 100% protection in all circumstances is impossible.”
Well hopefully there’s enough bling on this thing to help deflect the bullets.
The main zip slider in front is made from 18 carats white gold and paved with diamonds, 39 altogether and totalling 0,88 carats. Two other zip closures are also provided in the shape of an H (for Hublot) interchangeable with Karmaloog’s 18 carat white gold sliders. Still not enough? Hublot has also patented a ‘One Click’ device which allows you to attach your watch face to the cuff of the jacket’s sleeve, in case you’ve decided the strap just doesn’t do the trick.
The watch itself, fashionably named the ‘Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Croco High Jewellery,‘ is set with 380 baguette diamonds. They are cut in a way that resembles scales, in keeping with the classy crocodile skin theme. They adorn every aspect of the watch including the case, the dial and the clasp. The dial alone has 102 baguette diamonds that total 4.3 carats.
Unfortunately the diamonds don’t make the watch tick; that’s thanks to the stunning HUB6016 movement. This self-winding tourbillon can harness up to an impressive 115 hours of power. But why spoil the party? Of course the mechanics mean nothing unless housed in a case stuffed with another 234 baguette diamonds, topped off with a crocodile skin strap (which you may not use remember) set with 44 baguette diamonds.
So there you have it, RM4 million and you could look like a walking crocodile, in a jacket that may or may not stop a bullet. If all else fails, just blind the assailant with the glare from all the diamonds on your watch.