This is a glorious moment for the 2014 FIFA Brazil World Cup ™ official watch! This is also the first time in Hublot’s history to introduce the Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono, the first dual-retrograde watch with a central chronograph movement. This unique new movement is a tribute to the world of football by Hublot engineers and watchmakers! It is also specially created to celebrate Hublot’s official timekeeping and official watch for the 2014 FIFA Brazil World Cup ™!
For a long time, the watch series equipped with Hublot’s self-produced movements from UNICO has astounded the watchmaking industry with its unique production technology. The design of the column wheel and dual-level clutch integrated on the dial side has become the cornerstone of the UNICO watch family, while also showing the excellent flexibility of the UNICO movement.
After 18 months of intensive R & D and testing, the new self-winding HUB1260 self-produced movement is officially unveiled-a double retrograde chronograph movement with 385 parts and a central timing function (vibration frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 times / each hour). Hublot is also applying for a patent for this movement technology. This is also the only watch of the same type in the watchmaking industry that uses this movement technology.
This is Hublot’s first double retrograde chronograph watch (the hands can be reset to zero instantly). When the timing button is pressed, the chronograph second and minute hands will start timing from left to right in a circular track in 45-minute units, which is also the time of the half-time football match. An additional 15-minute time zone is added to make the entire timing time up to 60 minutes. There are two timing buttons on both sides of the crown, which represent the start, stop and reset of the timing. The timing button at 2 o’clock will also be used to control the timing of 4 modes: first half, half time, second half and end of the game, and it is clearly displayed through the window at 12 o’clock.
Another big challenge in meeting the design of this movement is power. This unusual display requires more powerful power, and the rapid movement of the indicator requires the movement to have a more powerful power reserve. After long-term optimization and screening of excellent materials and functions, the current time display will be unaffected, accurate, and minimize power consumption and frictional resistance.
Of course, time will not stop in a wonderful football game, which is why two permanent rotating hands are set in the chronograph dial at 6 o’clock. They will continue to show the past hours and minutes, and the seconds will be set in the sector-shaped chronograph area at 9 o’clock. Through the uninterrupted rotation of the three-spoke indicator, the wearer can easily see at a glance whether the movement is operating normally. In addition, this watch has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.
Hublot Hublot Big Bang Unico double retrograde chronograph dial color inspired by the host country of this World Cup-Brazil’s national colors-yellow and green. This watch uses the ‘Big Bang Unico’ series classic 45.5 mm diameter case, which fully reflects the stylish mechanical beauty. The bezel is locked by 6 iconic H-shaped screws, and the raised design can be used for polishing or matte finishing. The screw-down crown is wrapped in pressed natural rubber, and the end is decorated with a classic ‘H’ logo derived from the screw shape.
This watch still retains its distinctive angular design and smart sandwich structure in the case design, while optimizing the strap accessories: the well-known industry’s ‘one-click’ switching function allows the wearer to easily change different straps- Each watch is equipped with a diamond-shaped natural rubber strap that perfectly matches the entire watch. This watch is also water-resistant to 100 meters.
Although Hublot’s Big Bang Unico double retrograde chronograph was born for the ‘2014 FIFA Brazil World Cup ™ Official Watch’, it has won the reputation of ‘Soccer Bang’ today! Two watches are available: 18K King Gold carbon fiber bezel, limited to 100 pieces; black ceramic carbon fiber bezel, limited to 200 pieces.