Beauty Mogul and icon, Loren Ridinger, Honored by Haute Living and Presented with Limited Edition Timepiece
– Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Hublot, celebrated the unveiling of its new, limited edition Big Bang Caviar “Lady 305” timepiece collection on Wednesday, November 20, at Zuma restaurant at the EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami. The unveiling and launch party featured a cocktail hour, a seated dinner prepared by Zuma’s famed chef, Michael Lewis, an award presentation by Haute Living magazine to beauty mogul and icon, Loren Ridinger, an official timepiece unveiling, free-flowing Dom Perignon champagne and an after party upon Ridinger’s private yacht, Utopia II, for the star-studded list of attendees.
During the dinner, Rick De La Croix, representing Hublot in the Americas, unveiled the new collection and presented Ridinger with a custom timepiece after she received Haute Living’s Woman of Substance Award from Haute Media Group’s CEO, Kamal Hotchandani. Ridinger, who was also celebrating a birthday, received congratulatory video remarks from Alicia Keys and recorded birthday wishes from Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Ken Paves and Khloe Kardashian. Music and entertainment for the night were provided by special guests Michelle Pooch and Miami Heat DJ, DJ Irie.
The introduction and unveiling of Hublot’s “Lady 305” was experienced by Miami’s top influencers and tastemakers, celebrities and special Hublot clients, including: Jean-Francois Sberro, CFO with Hublot, Gabrielle Union, Nikki and Mike Simkins, Michelle and Jason Rubell, Shannon Allen, wife of Miami Heat’s Ray Allen, Jenine Howard, wife of Miami Heat’s Juwan Howard, Michelle and Tommy Pooch, Kamal Hotchandani, Adrienne Bosh, wife of Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, Mary and Cliff Floyd, Larsa Pippen, The Real Housewives of Miami, Christy and David Martin, Antonio Misuraca, Martin Fuentes, Jacky Bracamontes, and more.
Based on the unique, iconic design of Hublot’s famous one million dollar Black Caviar, and directly inspired by the black ceramic Big Bang Black Caviar timepiece, which has been one of the brand’s bestsellers since 2011, these two watches, sport a sleek, graphic look with sharp angles and reliefs designed, cut, beveled and polished like their big sister’s black baguette diamonds. The ocean blue of the Big Bang Caviar “Lady 305” timepiece evokes the sand, sun and sea of South Florida. The 41 mm-diameter watch features a bezel set with 36 topazes, and it’s solid case-back is engraved with a view of Miami’s South Beach with the famous “305” area code. The strap of blue alligator sewn onto black rubber completes the watch, providing exceptional comfort, flexibility and resistance.
*Technical details follow below
The two timepieces that comprise this limited series are exclusively available at the Hublot Bal Harbour Boutique, in Miami. Hublot opened its first U.S. store in Bal Harbour, FL, in September 2010 and has since partnered with a variety of celebrities, charities and sports teams, including the Official Watch of the Champions Miami Heat and their captain, Hublot Brand ambassador, Dwyane Wade.
Earlier this week, Hublot celebrated its two-year partnership with Ferrari at the HublotBalHarbour boutique. The celebration featured an appearance by two-time Formula One World Champion and Scuderia Ferrari pilot, Fernando Alonso. Alonso was on-hand to discuss his upcoming race on November 24, Grande Premio do Brasil in Sao Paulo (The Brazilian Grand Prix), and participate in a cake cutting ceremony for the two luxury brands.
TECHNICAL DETAILS: Big Bang Caviar “Lady 305”
346.PX.0880.LR.1207.MIA13 (only 10 numbered pieces)
346.SX.0870.LR.1207.MIA13 (only 25 numbered pieces)
Big Bang Caviar – Diameter 41 mm – 5N gold or Steel
5N red gold or Steel set with 36 topazes
Six 5N gold or Titanium H-shaped screws, countersunk, polished and locked
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Black high shine Hublot logo at 12 o’clock
Black composite resin
5N gold or steel with Hublot logo
5N gold or Steel with sapphire crystal. Interior anti-reflective coating
10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
5N gold or Rhodium PVD ceramic
HUB1112 self-winding calibre (62 components, 21 jewels) Frequency 4 Hz (28,600 Vib/h)
Trapezoid window at 3 o’clock
Blue alligator sewn onto black rubber
Steel deployant buckle: Steel folding mechanism cover, and plate
5N gold deployant buckle: Black PVD and Steel folding mechanism, 5N gold cover and plate