Hublot is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco. At Baselworld in 2005 Biver revealed his masterpiece: the Big Bang. The design was instantly hailed as outstanding, and the Big Bang is now firmly established as one of the most iconic sports watches of the 21st century. The Big Bang has gone on to claim dozens of other awards and recognitions, as well as record-beating sales. The company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of the French luxury conglomerate LVMH.