Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Wanting a customised watch for the referees, FIFA asked Hublot to conceive the perfect watch to accompany them on the pitches during the matches. Hublot designed this connected watch, its first, for the footballing universe, the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It is a unique edition that is limited to 2,018 pieces. It has all the attributes of the iconic Big Bang, its emblematic architecture cut out of the lightness of titanium, its bezel decorated with 6 H-shaped screws, and its Kevlar insert. Even the display on its analogue mode dial could pass for the same aesthetic as that of the automatic models. In terms of size, its 49mm case is what makes the first difference, then its motor, which, for the first time, is driven by technology connected to digital intelligence. As well as all the functions available on the 2,018 numbered models of the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the referees' watches will be connected to goal-line technology, an electronic video assistance system for refereeing which follows all the trajectories of the ball and determines for certain if the ball did or did not entirely cross the goal line.