Nelson Mandela is considered the most powerful world changing leader concerning freedom and human rights in the world. His persistence, hard work and sacrifices have made unbelievable impacts on our lives as a whole with integration and freedom for all. He is a huge part of the multicultural South Africa today while becoming the countries first black president in 1994 and Nobel Peace Prize winner. So Hublot and House of Mandela Foundation collaborated to created a monumental signature time piece to pay homage to the fearless human rights leader Nelson Mandela.
The custom Mandela time piece is crafted in 18K King Gold, the Classic Fusion House of Mandela is available in two models:
a 45 mm diameter men’s model and a 42 mm diameter women’s model with a bezel set with 35 diamonds (totalling 1.15 carats). This special edition is limited to 95 pieces – a reference to Nelson Mandela’s age at the time of his death. The dial bears the totem of the Mandela family, a bee with outstretched, branched wings which symbolise the various branches of the Mandela family tree. This insect was not chosen at random: it is inspired by Nelson Mandela’s Xhosa name, Rolihlahla, which translates as “he who is brave enough to fetch the honey from the honeycomb” or “challenge the status quo”. The bee also represents courage, sharing, and compassion, which are values shared by the family. The piece is completed by a black alligator strap.
(Information & Photos courtesy of Hublot)