Friday, November 3, 2017

Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf – World’s First Mechanical Golf Watch with Aperture Display

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot has joined forces with world #1 Golfer Dustin Johnson to unveil a watch that is dedicated to the ultimate precision sport – golf. Hublot has designed, developed, manufactured and assembled a module to equip its new UNICO movement, which has been specifically created for golf. The MHUB1580 movement allows golfers to seamlessly calculate their score whilst on course. Hublot’s mechanical golf watch features aperture displays and is ultra-lightweight, providing true sports performance.
The case of the Big Bang Unico Golf is carved from Texalium®, an innovative material, exclusive to Hublot, is an amalgamation of carbon fiber and aluminum. This unique composite gives the watch its lightness. The watch weighs about 98 grams.
The Big Bang Unico Golf has the look of a chronograph and has been conceived as a chronograph. Its movement features return-to-zero heart piece cams that ensure the counting mechanism is robust and reliable. The putter-shaped pusher at 2 o clock activates the mechanism for displaying the number of strokes taken and counts the strokes per hole.
The pusher at 4 o’clock allows the wearer to move on to the next hole by resetting the stroke counter to zero. The counter at 6 o’clock displays the total number of strokes played and is simultaneously updated. The pusher at 8 o'clock is shaped like a tee. This resets the mechanism and sets the counters to zero at the end of the round.
During the round, this button can be locked by rotating it by 45°, thus ensuring that it is not inadvertently activated. The MHUB1580 full-skeleton movement allows the wearer to admire and understand how the timepiece works.
The watch comes with two interchangeable wristbands fitted with the One Click system. One is made of white leather sewn on rubber and designed like a golf glove, while the other is made of technical fabric with a Velcro fastener to ensure the watch sits perfectly on the wrist.
Technical details
BIG BANG UNICO GOLF
Reference: 416.YS.1120.VR

Case
Diameter & Thickness: 45 mm // 18.10mm, weight: about 98 grams
Water Resistance 10 ATM (100m)
Case: Carbon fiber and grey Texalium upper layer
Bezel: Carbon fiber and grey Texalium upper layer with 6 H-shaped polished titanium black PVP screws
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment with logo Hublot printed inner side
Pusher 2H: Polished titanium with yellow rubber insert engraved SHOT black lacquered
Pusher 4H: Polished titanium with white rubber insert engraved HOLE black lacquered
Pusher 8H: Titanium whit black rubber insert
Case back: Carbon fiber and grey Texalium upper layer
Case back Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Mat black dial, Satin-finished rhodium plated appliques with white luminescent
Hands: Satin-finished rhodium plated hands with white luminescent

Movement
MHUB1580 caliber, UNICO manufacture self-winding movement
No of Components: 358 (43 rubies)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28'800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours

Strap
2 Straps
Black rubber with white calf strap and Black Velcro Strap
Buckle: Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp

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