No, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver hasn’t been caught in some bizarre Benjamin Button incident.
This fella is 104-year old Brazilian legend of architecture, Oscar Niemeyer.
Niemeyer is probably most well-known for the UN buildings in New York, but he also designed the Brazilian National Congress along with a series of other ‘futuristic’ buildings in his native Brazil and overseas.
Read more about Niemeyer on Wikipedia.
As for the watch: in the Brazilian national colours this 44.5mm piece in micro-blasted tantalum is limited to 104 pieces.
The dial is skeletonized (mostly) and round the back you’ll find an engraving of the aforementioned Congress building.
Rock on Mr Niemeyer!
Series Limited to 104 pieces numbered from 01/104 to 104/104
Case 44.5 mm Big Bang, in micro-blasted tantalum
Bezel Micro-blasted tantalum
6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lugs Black composite
Lateral inserts Black composite
Crown Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Push-pieces Black PVD titanium, rectangular, with black rubber inserts
Case-back Open tantalum, with circular satin finish
Case-back crystal Transfer of the Square of Three Powers, one of Oscar Niemeyer’s legendary works in Brasilia
Water resistance 10 Atm, i.e. approx 100 metres
Dial Matt black openworked skeleton.
Green varnished indexes, with yellow SuperLuminova™
Hands Polished black nickel, with yellow SuperLuminova™
Chronograph hand with H counterweight
Movement HUB4214 – Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
Bridges Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Screws Black PVD titanium
Calendar Trapezoid window at 4.30
Oscillating weight Openworked and coated in black PVD, tungsten segment
Main plate Micro-blasted black chromium
Barrel Reinforced spring
Escapement Glucydur hairspring
Power reserve Approximately 42 hours
Strap Adjustable black rubber and black Crocodile Porosus Hornback strap, with grey stitching
Clasp Big Bang black PVD deployant buckle, titanium screws and satin-finished tantalum plate