BIG BANG PANDA for panda protection project
On October 16th, 2015, Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaker celebrated the grand opening of its boutique in Chengdu, marking another milestone of the brand in the Chinese market. In the meanwhile, the city welcomed “Hublot Loves Art” and embarked on a continuous exploration in the art scene. For this unique occasion, “Hublot Loves Art” held hands with WWF, an independent NGO to work on the panda protection project, contributing its part on the harmonious co-existence of life and nature. This partnership not only represents Hublot’s support for environmental protection but also its self-willed social responsibility. It is also a deepened exploration into “Art of Fusion” and a noble tribute to the 10th anniversary of Big Bang. It is noteworthy that Hublot’s Big Bang 10th Anniversary Exhibition is held in collaboration with Heart Panda Public Art Exhibition on the first floor of IFS, creating another brand-new experience when traditional watchmaking and modern art meet. Inspired by the adorable pandas, Hublot created the Big Bang Panda in homage to the 35th Anniversary of WWF China. Among all the panda-themed exhibited items, the Big Bang Panda timepiece, inspired by the Big Bang 10th Anniversary and featuring an adorable panda on the dial, lighted up the whole exhibition. The watch pays tribute to Swiss traditional watchmaking and pioneering art, giving the opening of Hublot boutique in IFS Chengdu a lovely touch.
When the moment comes, Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, together with the guests, cut the ribbon and announced the official opening of the new Hublot Boutique in IFS Chengdu. The new store will bring all series of Hublot for the discerning Chengdu customers. They will have a fascinating experience of Hublot’s exquisite watches and the best customer care and service from the brand.
At the opening ceremony, Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe said, “I’m very glad to be here and witnessed this glorious moment in China, celebrating the 35th anniversary of WWF China. Hublot has always considered sharing the base of corporate social responsibility. Through sharing, we could facilitate more and more social organization, charities and environmental foundations so that we could create harmonious development of the society and move forward to a brighter future. I would also like to thank all our guests to be here and celebrate with us the 10th anniversary of our iconic Big Bang and the opening of IFS boutique. Hublot will keep on moving forward with the principle of ‘Art of Fusion’ and bring new great timepieces to our customers.”
Mr. Chris Hails from WWF shared with us, “We are grateful for the support and investment from Hublot to environmental protection. As the first non-profit environmental organization in China, WWF has facilitated the establishment of 62 natural preservation area for wild pandas, constructed the protection network in the wetland of the middle and downstream Yangzi river, protected more than 1.64 million hectares of website, promoted forest certification of more than 1.25 million hectares of forest, pushing forward the sustainability of Chinese forestry resources. We hope there will be more and more enterprise to be devoted to environmental protection and facilitating the harmonious coexistence of humans and the nature, just like what Hublot is doing. I’m also very excited to witness the 10th anniversary of Big Bang and the grand opening of the brand’s IFS boutique. We wish all the success to Hublot’s future in China.”