A Look at Hublot’s Iconic ‘Soccer Bang’

Hublot Big Bang Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

The Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chronograph is the first Hublot timepiece ever produced with a bi-retrograde function along with a central chronograph. This mechanical movement, entirely adapted for soccer fans, allows for the watch to be used to time each half of a game and even can track overtime. This is another example of the brand’s love and support of the sport and how even this drives innovation. Although its official name is the “Hublot Big Bang Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™”, the watch has already earned the name “Soccer Bang”. It is available in two versions: an 18K King Gold version with carbon fibre bezel, limited to just 100 pieces, and a black ceramic version, also with a carbon fibre bezel, which is limited to 200 numbered pieces. Both carry the official logo, on the transparent sapphire crystal back, showcasing the brand’s UNICO manufacture movement. Each of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ watches comes in a unique football-shaped sculpture that has been constructed and decorated by famous Brazilian artist Romero Britto. Adding a special artistic touch to the limited edition timepieces is what the Hublot brand is all about- celebrating the Art of Fusion. With the special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with “The King of Football” himself, Hublot CEO Guadalupe presented the new Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Pelé.

The Pelé edition is limited to 500 pieces with a mechanical, automatic Hublot chronograph movement. For the even more passionate watch collector, Hublot created a special limited edition, King Power Pelé Tourbillon with a monopusher chronograph and featuring a modern black, ceramic case and yellow ceramic bezel — perfect for the Brazilian football lover.


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