Monday, March 30, 2015

HUBLOT Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde Chronograph for Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC

Hublot has launched Big Bang Unico Bi- retrograde Chronograph, the official watch of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club.

This timepiece perfectly fused the functionality of soccer chronograph with Evergrande logo. The Big Bang Unico is the first Hublot timepiece ever produced with a bi-retrograde function along with a central chronograph dedicated to a top football club. Hublot watch series with self-produced UNICO movement is unique enough to stun the watchmaking industry. When you press the chronograph button, chronograph second hand and minute hand start to time from left to right within 45 minutes showing an arc track, which is half time of the football game. Another area is increased for a 15 minute timer so that the whole timekeeping time comes to 60 minutes. There is one Go button on each side of the crown, representing the timing to start, stop and reset. The button at 2 o'clock position will also be used to control the timing of 4 patterns: the first half, half time, the second half and the final whistle, all displaying clearly through a window located at the 12 o'clock position.
The iconic design of integrated column-wheel and dual-clutch on dial side perfectly show an exceptional flexibility of UNICO movement. Comprising 385 components and a central chronograph featuring a Bi-retrograde chronograph movement (vibration frequency of 4 Hz, 28,800 / each h ). Hublot is the only watchmaker of the same level who uses this kind of movement in watchmaking industry.
The dial and hands are in iconic Evergrande red and yellow. C-tiger, the official Evergrande mascot and the slogan of "Be the Best Forever" engraved on the case back boast the sense of exclusiveness. The watch is available in King Gold and titanium, only 50 numbered pieces for each version.
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, as one of the top football clubs in Asia, has achieved outstanding triumphs. From 2011 to 2014, the club made it to the top of Chinese Football Association Super League for 4 consecutive seasons. In 2013, Evergrande won the first place in AFC Champions League and became the first champion of the league in Chinese football history.

Technical details
References
413. NX.1137.LR.FCZ15 (Titanium, Limited to 50 pieces)
413. OX.1138.LR.FCZ15 (King Gold, Limited to 50 pieces)

Case
Case: Titanium or King Gold, polished and satin-finished
Diameter: 45.5mm Thickness: 16.9516.95 mm
Bezel : Titanium or King Gold, polished and satin-finished with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, polished black PVD Glass : Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug : Black composite resin
Crown : Black rubber and satin-finished 18K King Gold
Pushers : Titanium or King Gold with yellow and black rubber
Case back : Titanium or King Gold, satin-finished engraved 50 pieces
Case back Glass : Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment ""Guangzhou Evergrande FC" logo printed

Dial
Mat and satin-finished black multilayer dial

Hands
Yellow retrograde minute hand Red retrograde second hand Satin -finished and micro- blasted rhodium-plated or gold-plated minute, hour and small second hands with black luminescent

Movement
Caliber Hublot HUB1261 UNICO Manufacture self-winding Bi-retrograde movement with central retrograde movement with central chronograph and column wheel
Diameter 30.40mm; Thickness 10.80mm
Components: 385
Frequency (Hz): 44 Hz (28'800 A/h) Power Reserve: 72Hours Water Resistant: 10ATM (100m)

Strap
Black rubber and black alligator strap + red stitching Buckle: Titanium deployant buckle clasp (Titanium) Black PVD Titanium with King Gold insert deployant buckle clas (King Gold)

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