The undisputed star of the basketball world Kobe Bryant has inspired Basel based watchmaker Nubeo, which shares many values with the player, not least perseverance, strength, speed, inspiration and creativity. Their alliance gives rise today to the Black Mamba watch, the nickname created by fans of the Los Angeles Lakers star. A new interpretation of the Jellyfish model, the timepiece is manufactured from rubber, titanium and ceramics, making it both stronger and lighter. Of particular interest is the extremely complex construction of the case, featuring a bezel containing no fewer than 36 parts. With a diameter of 48 mm, this self-winding mechanical watch is equipped with the Valjoux 7750 calibre. Water-resistant to 100 metres, it will be sold from the end of June priced at around 25,000 francs. On a final note, the Black Mamba is also available in Ultimate versions, adorned with black sapphires on the flange or bezel.
March 20, 2009