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Hublot launches the first watch that can only be pur­chased us­ing Bit­coin.

HUBLOT CEL­E­BRATES TEN YEARS SINCE THE CRE­ATION OF BIT­COIN BY LAUNCH­ING THE BIG BANG MECA-10 P2P LIM­ITED EDI­TION WATCH, AVAIL­ABLE FOR PUR­CHASE EX­CLU­SIVELY ON­LINE WITH BIT­COINS AND ALSO FEA­TUR­ING THE TRANS­AC­TION NUM­BER EN­GRAVED ON THE EDGE OF THE BEZEL, REN­DER­ING EACH PIECE UNIQUE.

Bit­coin was cre­ated only just ten years ago in Novem­ber 2008. This fa­mous cryp­tocur­rency, a vir­tual as­set stored in dig­i­tal form, was in­vented by Satoshi Nakamoto, a name used by the mys­te­ri­ous per­son - or per­sons - whose iden­tity re­mains a mys­tery to this day. In any case, the peer to peer - P2P - pay­ment sys­tem has at­tracted a large fol­low­ing of users and in­vestors ac­cept­ing pay­ment for their trans­ac­tions.

A trail­blazer in new tech­no­log­i­cal and so­ci­etal trends, Hublot has de­cided to mark the ten-year an­niver­sary of Bit­coin by launch­ing the first watch that can only be pur­chased us­ing Bit­coin. It will be sold ex­clu­sively via e-com­merce and can only be or­dered and paid for on­line. Such in­no­va­tion was made pos­si­ble through a col­lab­o­ra­tion with OS Lim­ited (OSL), Asia’s lead­ing dig­i­tal as­set bro­ker­age, which­makes Hublot the first big watch­mak­ing brand to en­ter this sec­tor.

The Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is a lim­ited edi­tion of 210 time­pieces, a ref­er­ence to the global limit of Bit­coins, which is fixed at 21 mil­lion.

True to the in­no­va­tive de­sign ex­pected from the Big Bang col­lec­tion, the “P2P” watch has a 45mm case made from mi­cro-blasted black ce­ramic. When we talk about ceram­ics in a Hublot watch, this does not mean clay-based pot­tery, but rather a high-tech ma­te­rial of zir­co­nium diox­ide pressed at a very high tem­per­a­ture. The Art of Fu­sion that is so dear to watch­mak­ers and en­gi­neers at the Nyon man­u­fac­ture.

It houses a HUB1201 man­u­fac­ture cal­i­bre, a skele­ton move­ment of­fer­ing an ex­cep­tional 10day power re­serve. A num­ber that was not cho­sen at ran­dom: Ten to mark the num­ber of years the Bit­coin has ex­isted. Each of the 210 pieces is unique: Man­u­fac­tured for its wearer bear­ing the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber of the trans­ac­tion made via Bit­coin. An­other ref­er­ence to cryp­tocur­rency can be found in the Blockchain in­spired de­sign - the in­ter­con­nec­tion net­work of com­put­ers on which vir­tual money works - on the blue calf­skin leather strap which is lined with black rub­ber.

A trail­blazer in new tech­no­log­i­cal and so­ci­etal trends, Hublot launches the first watch that can only be pur­chased us­ing Bit­coin.

The Big Bang Meca-10 P2P was pre­sented on 6 Novem­ber in Hong Kong, where OSL head­quar­ters are lo­cated. Ri­cardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, greeted spe­cial guests at an event of tech­no­log­i­cal splen­dour. Vis­i­tors en­tered through a cap­ti­vat­ing tun­nel with an in­ter­ac­tive dis­play show­ing the world of cryp­tocur­rency and the unique pay­ment sys­tem that en­ables Hublot to ac­cept pay­ment in Bit­coin.

“Blockchain is a revo­lu­tion in the fi­nan­cial sys­tem, just like Hublot, it finds an in­no­va­tive way to re­shape the in­dus­try. Well-recog­nised for its orig­i­nal­ity, the tech­nol­ogy is re­garded as one of the most pow­er­ful and fastest-growing trad­ing tools, not to men­tion un­lim­ited pos­si­bil­ity of us­age in dif­fer­ent as­pects that will rev­o­lu­tionise var­i­ous in­dus­try norms and trade. Hublot is de­lighted to part­ner with OSL to pro­vide our cus­tomers with the most pleas­ant and se­cured shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence with dig­i­tal as­sets. Fus­ing state-of-the-art Swiss watch­mak­ing with cut­ting-edge Fin­tech, Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is a clas­sic re­sulted from the ‘Art of Fu­sion’,” said Guadalupe.

With this very ex­cit­ing first, Hublot yet again marks a rev­o­lu­tion­ary mile­stone in the watch­mak­ing world and a re­newed demon­stra­tion of the brand’s three watch­words: be­ing the first, dif­fer­ent and unique.

Hublot Big BangMeca-10 P2P lim­ited edi­tion

The Big Bang Meca10 P2P is a lim­itededi­tion of 210 time­pieces, a ref­er­enceto the global limit of Bit­coins, which isfixed at 21 mil­lion.

Each piece is man­u­fac­tured for its wearer bear­ing the iden­ti­fi­ca­tionnum­ber of the trans­ac­tion madevia Bit­coin

Of­fi­ci­at­ing guests at­tend­ing the prod­uct launch event in Hong Kong in­cluded Ri­cardo Guadalupe (Left), CEO of Hublot, and Wayne Trench (Right), CEOof OS Lim­ited

Ex­pe­ri­ence zone demon­strated the ex­clu­sive Hublo­tista dig­i­tal ex­pe­ri­ence

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