Nubeo a high-end watch brand known outside the US for its jellyfish shaped watches has collaborated with basketball champ Kobe Bryant for its new collection. They share the same goal of creating a timepiece that is capable of bringing together the values of sports as well as luxury watchmaking.
The Black Mamba series, a play on Mr. Bryant’s nickname will be unveiled this coming week at Baselworld, the watch and jewelry show held annually in Basel, Switzerland, and will go on sale in the U.S. this fall, the watchmaker’s American debut. The Black Mamba defies any pre-established notions regarding sports watches, combining state of the art technology and blending of materials. A true masterpiece of watchmaking architecture, the 131 components of the Black Mamba case, draw out the aesthetic potential of the most innovative materials by blending Ceramic, Grade 5 Titanium and Rubber. Among the most striking features of the Black Mamba is the matt finish of its surfaces, along with DLC (Diamond-like Carbon) treatments which confer added strength to the components while providing the Black Mamba with a sophisticated and fascinating black finish. Water-resistant to 100 meters, it will be sold at about US$21,000 to about $285,000. An obviously it is a limited edition of only 1,074 pieces, so if you are a fan of the basketball star then go ahead and flaunt your sporty side with this watch.