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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