Hublot and Italia Independent have launched the new Big Bang Unico Teak Italia Independent watch that draws inspiration from the nautical world. Having worked in high tech materials and classic textiles in their earlier collaborations this watch features the warmth of teak and a nautical motif. Appropriately announced on the island of Capri, the Big Bang Unico Teak Italia Independent will be released in 100 pieces.

The idea of creating a nautically-inspired timepiece was born several years when Lapo Elkann, Founder and Artistic Director of Italia Independent and Garage Italia, and Hublot were discussing about a nautical-related model. The watch reflects Lapo’s passion for yachting and innovation, and honors his grandfather Gianni Agnelli. Gianni introduced Kevlar and aerodynamic design to yachting. One of his yachts was the first to win America’s cup for Italy. Another of his designs had a hull stained a warm golden color which is recalled in the King Gold chosen for the watch case and pushpeices. The dial indexes are in orange.

The bezel is cut from teak, a wood used extensively on the finest yachts. In addition to a strap in kevlar on rubber, the watch comes with another entirely rubber in orange with nautical stripes. The Big Bang Unico Teak Italia Independent was unveiled on 31st May, in the Hublot boutique on the main street Vittorio Emanuele in Capri.