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Kobe Bryant is a Hero and Villain

Hublot and basketball superstar Kobe Bryant launched their third collaborative piece.

Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant Hero Villain

Kobe Bryant is a star on and off the court. He has lent his star power to Hublot twice before - for the Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant in 2015 and the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph in 2013. This year marks their third collaboration: the Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain.

Launched in Beverly Hills in May, the model is a 24-piece limited edition. The #24 of the series is customised for Bryant himself. The ceramic timepiece is undoubtedly masculine in its black and gold hues. The dial features a black snake applique, a nod to Bryant's basketball nickname, Black Mamba. The sapphire case-back carries a printed "KOB16" logo, and each piece is engraved with its special edition number, 1/

The ceramic piece evokes a masculine and sophisticated design with black and gold hues. The dial features a black snake applique, a nod to Kobe Bryant’s “Black Mamba” basketball nickname. The sapphire case-back carries a printed "KOB16" logo, and each piece is engraved with its special edition number, 1/24 – 24/24. Featuring a self-winding moonphase movement, the Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain will be available on a black python strap with black stitching, an echo of Hublot’s 10 Year ALL BLACK anniversary concept.