Hublot Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono King Gold

Get set for soccer fever.

It has been four years since Spain lifted the last World Cup after beating Netherlands 1-0 in the finals at Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa. This year sees 32 nations coming together in Brazil to see who would be crowned world champions and lift the 20th FIFA World Cup.

As the official timekeepers of the FIFA World Cup 2014, Hublot has just unveiled its new Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono. Based on its UNICO movement, the new Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono is also the official watch of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Collectors are also nicknaming it the “Soccer Bang.”

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Hublot Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono King Gold

The yellow hand tracks the minutes while the green hand keeps track of the seconds.

The movement in this watch is the HUB1260 and is made up of 385 components and beats at a very modern rate of 4Hz. It is also Hublot’s first bi-retrograde movement with central chronograph.

To celebrate the World Cup, the seconds and minutes hand features the national colors of Brazil–green and yellow respectively–and will sweep from the 10 to 2 o’clock position. Upon reaching 60, both hands will jump back straight to 0.


Hublot Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono King Gold

The Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono for the FIFA World Cup 2014 will be available in King Gold and ceramic.

The 45 minute mark is specially marked out in red to signify the end of one-half of the match, with the remaining 15 minutes marked out as “Extra Time.” A soccer match consists of two halves of 45 minutes, a half-time of around 15 minutes, with extra time added to make up for stoppages in the game due to fouls and/or injuries.

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A small aperture at 12 o’clock also shows the period of time that is being measured: first half, half time, second half and match end. This is selected using the pusher at 2 o’clock, which also starts and stops the chronograph. The time is shown at 6 o’clock with the constant seconds running at 9 o’clock.

Pele Wearing Hublot

Pele wearing the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono for the FIFA World Cup 2014.

The Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono comes in Hublot’s signature Big Bang UNICO case, which measures 45mm, and will be available in two versions: an 18K King Gold version with carbon fiber bezel limited to just 100 pieces, and a black ceramic version, also with a carbon fiber bezel, which is limited to 200 numbered pieces.

– References: 412.CQ.1127.RX.– Ceramic Carbon – Limited to 200 numbered pieces, 412.OQ.1128.RX.– King Gold Carbon – Limited to 100 numbered pieces
– Case: “Big Bang Unico” – 45 mm diameter, 18K King Gold or Black ceramic – both polished and satin-finished.
– Bezel: Carbon fiber with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
– Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflection coating
– Bezel lugs: Black composite resin
– Crown: 18K King Gold black overmolded rubber with Hublot logo
or Black PVD titanium with black overmolded rubber and Hublot logo
– Case back: 18K King Gold or Black ceramic– both satin-finished. Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflection coating
– Dial: Black, matt and satin-finished, Yellow retrograde display and minute hand, Green retrograde display and second hand
– Movement: HUB1260 UNICO Manufacture self-winding movement, Bi-retrograde movement with central chrono
– Components: 385 (44 jewels)
– Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours
– Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
– Strap: Structured and ribbed natural black rubber
– Clasp: Black PVD titanium deployant buckle with 18K King Gold or carbon fiber insert

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