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K-Pop Star T.O.P. Curates Sotheby’s Art Auction

Choi Seung-hyun, better known as T.O.P., is no stranger to the Asian music scene. Hailing from the very popular South Korean band Big Bang (V.I.P.s raise your hands!), T.O.P. has an enormous fan following – and it is this reach that Sotheby’s is trying to tap into. For the first time ever, Sotheby’s Hong Kong has invited a young art collector – that means T.O.P. – to curate a contemporary art sale, in a bid to encourage a younger audience to get interested and involved in the art market.

In case you didn’t know, T.O.P. wasn’t chosen merely for his fame – he’s also a fan and collector of modern art. One need only look to his Instagram for an illustration of our point: apart from the occasional selfie, it is full of art. In an exclusive interview with Men’s Folio Singapore, T.O.P also reveals that he comes from a family of artists, so he’s even had some art “training” to his name. Throw in his role as co-curator for Singapore’s ArtScience Museum’s 2015 exhibition “The Eye Zone”, as well as his Visual Culture prize at the Prudential Eye Awards, and the logic behind Sotheby’s choice in T.O.P. becomes clearer.

While the exact lots in the auction have not been announced yet, Sotheby’s contemporary art sale has already been scheduled for October 3, 2016. A portion of the proceeds raised during the auction will go towards the Asian Cultural Council, which offers grants, programs and support to artists in order to encourage cultural exchange.

Watch the video below for more information. (Or, if you were here more for T.O.P. than the art auction, watch the video below to stare at his handsome visage.)

Denim Blues: Hublot Big Bang Dark Jeans Ceramic 44mm

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Last year’s Big Bang Denim kick started a frenzy among fashion-forward watch connoisseurs for the uber stylish timepiece. It was, however, a ladies only watch. But gentlemen, the wait is over. Check out the new Big Bang Dark Jeans Ceramic 44mm.

Thanks to a cutting-edge technical development, genuine dark blue denim can be used as a material for the dial of the Big Bang Chronograph 44 mm model. It involved a complex process to harden the denim, making it easier to work. Cased in micro-blasted black ceramic, this watch is completed with a strap in denim sewn onto black rubber (with orange saddle stitches) for comfort, flexibility and strength. Finally, the black PVD steel deployant buckle keeps it snug around the wrist.

Equipped with an HUB4100 self-winding chronograph movement with 252 components (28,800vph), it is water resistant to 100 metres and available in
a limited edition of just 250. 

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Hublot Big Bang diamonds

Hublot $5 Million Big Bang Watch

Hublot Big Bang diamonds

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot has created a $5 million diamond-encrusted ladies’ watch and plans to unveil it next year, Bloomberg reports.

The watch contains as many as 300 carats of polished diamonds, and is more expensive by $2 million than the Big Bang diamond watch model sold this year.

“Women are buying more than men, women are buying more often than men and women are very influential over men, so you have three good reasons to work on this population,” Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Biver said in an interview.
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hublot chukker bang

Hublot Chukker Bang Watch

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Hublot have released in collaboration with Polo Gold Cup Gstaad the limited edition Chukker Bang.

The new watch is inspired by the world of polo, and even developed together with Facundo Piers, who is one of the wold’s best polo players.

Movement is the Swiss automatic Hublot caliber HUB1141 flyback automatic chronograph movement with 59 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.
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Hublot Diamond Big Bang Watch

Hublot €2 million Big Bang watch

Hublot Diamond Big Bang Watch

Swiss watchmaker Hublot has launched a new diamond-covered 18k white gold Big Bang tourbillon watch, which costs a whopping €2 million ($2.8 million).

The new Hublot Big Bang Watch set in 18 carat gold with a gold Big Bang tourbillion comes studded with as many as 142 carats worth of baguette diamonds, which covers the case, dial, and bracelet.

A total of 637 baguette diamonds along with one rose cut diamond on the crown dress up this masterpiece.
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Hublot Masterpiece MP-01 Watch

Hublot Masterpiece MP-01 Watch

Hublot Masterpiece MP-01 Watch

Following on from the Big Bang, King Power and Classic Fusion collections, Hublot is now presenting the fourth new line of watches, entitled Masterpiece.

Imagined, developed and manufactured entirely by the Confrerie Horlogere Hublot, the Master Piece MP-01 is the first Hublot barrel-shaped watch.

Featuring tonneau-shaped design, the movement is built on 43 jewels and comprises 384 parts.
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Hublot Big Bang FIFA World Cup Winners Watch

Early this year, Hublot, Swiss watch manufacturer, launch Limited Edition FIFA World Cup Watches.

To commemorate Spain’s historic FIFA World Cup win, Hublot, the official timekeeper, of the FIFA 2010 World Cup has unveiled a new Big Bang watch dedicated to the winning team.

Dubbed FIFA World Cup Winner’s watch, the new creation is done in the Spanish national colors and gold of the FIFA winner’s trophy.
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Depeche Mode, Hublot watches hit auction block

Watchmaker Hublot and the band Depeche Mode are teaming up to offer you a one-of-a-kind deal.

The two have created twelve unique versions of Hublot’s Big Bang that will be auctioned off for the next two and half weeks.

Throughout the 12 watch designs are album artwork featured in landscape form along the 3 and 9 o’clock parts of the watch.
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Hublot Depeche Mode Watches

The watch brand Hublot is creating 12 “Big Bang” watches with musical group Depeche Mode.

Hublot is teaming up with Depeche mode as part of a charity concept to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust that will take place on February 17, 2010 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Each of the Hublot watches will feature one of the band’s albums on its dial, and the timepieces will be auctioned off as of Feb. 1, 2010, via Hublot.ch.
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Hublot Big Bang Wally for the Yacht Enthusiasts

Hublot and Wally Yachts have already been partners for several years: Hublot is the official timekeeper of the Wally Class during their regattas.

To commemorate this long time collaboration with Monaco-based Wally Yachts, the Swiss watchmaker has unveiled the special Big Bang Wally timepiece.

The watch made from an ultra-light alloy of aluminium and magnesium, amongst others, with a titanium movement and a rubber strap.
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Hublot Big Bang Saint-Valentin

Hublot unveils a new version of its iconic Big Bang devoted to all those in love – Hublot Big Bang Saint-Valentin.

The extremely elegant and feminine chronograph watch reveals the full range of pink tones symbolizing warmth and purity of love.

The gold case of the watch is presented on an alligator strap in vivid pink. The bezel is paved with sparkling sapphires.