Sporty Men’s Day Spe­cials


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With In­ter­na­tional Men’s Day on Nov 19, it is per­haps the per­fect oc­ca­sion to cel­e­brate with the most im­por­tant men of our lives – fa­thers, broth­ers, sons and hus­bands with an ex­quis­ite time­piece from Swiss haute horol­o­gists Hublot.

With this spe­cial day, Hublot has un­veiled a spe­cially cu­rated cat­a­logue fea­tur­ing some of its more re­cent sports-in­spired spe­cials. Given how sports unite all men, are the per­fect gifts for the oc­ca­sion. Sim­ply put, there’s a Hublot spe­cial here made for the avid golfer, mo­tor­sports en­thu­si­ast, or even a die-hard foot­ball fan.

Hublot x Fer­rari

The Hublot Big Bang Fer­rari Unico Magic Gold fea­tures a 45-mm case and bezel cut in the most scratch-re­sis­tant solid gold ever con­ceived. The watch dis­plays the new con­tours of the Big Bang Unico model re­drawn last year by the Fer­rari x Hublot team, boast­ing a tachymeter-style minute counter, and a date aper­ture that’s pre­sented in gear se­lec­tor mode. The famed pranc­ing horse em­blem proudly sits at 6 o’clock whilst a sec­ond counter, de­signed to look like an air ex­trac­tor, sits at 9 o’clock.

Next comes a fit­ting fin­ish through straps that fea­ture black al­can­tara sewn onto black rub­ber and bear­ing the red top­stitch­ing mo­tif – just like Fer­rari’s su­per­car cab­ins. Un­der­neath the sap­phire dial sits a Unico man­u­fac­ture HUB1241 move­ment with a 72-hour power re­serve, beating at the rhythm of 28,800 vi­bra­tions per hour. Adding prove­nance here is the fact that this spe­cial is limited to just 250 pieces world­wide.

Next comes the Hublot Tech­frame Fer­rari Tour­bil­lon, which comes in two flavours – PEEK Car­bon and Sap­phire Gold. The Tech­frame was de­signed by Fer­rari us­ing the same creative pro­cesses as used to de­velop a new sports car, by start­ing with the ‘en­gine’. In this case, it hap­pens to be its newly de­vel­oped HUB6311 cal­i­bre move­ment un­der­neath it that boasts man­ual wind­ing, as well as a five-day power re­serve.

Treated with ruthe­nium an­thracite, this finely tuned “en­gine” also stands out by its im­pos­ing tour­bil­lon that is vis­i­ble on the dial. This spe­cial, made in cel­e­bra­tion of Fer­rari’s 70th an­niver­sary, is limited to just 70 pieces world­wide, thus mak­ing it a highly col­lectible prize as well.

Big Bang Chelsea FC

The Big Bang Chelsea FC is the sec­ond of­fer­ing cre­ated in part­ner­ship with the world fa­mous English foot­ball club. It fea­tures a 44mm stain­less steel case and a bezel made of car­bon fi­bre and blue Tex­al­ium. Its blue sun­ray dial proudly matches the club’s iconic blue jer­seys, and it fea­tures three coun­ters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, the lat­ter also en­graved with “SW6”, the Ful­ham post­code where Stam­ford Bridge is lo­cated.

Pow­ered by a self-wind­ing chrono­graph, the Big Bang Chelsea FC boasts a 42-hour power re­serve. The Chelsea lion is high­lighted both at 12 o’clock and on the sap­phire crys­tal case-back. To put the fi­nal touches to this all blue look, the strap comes in rub­ber and blue al­li­ga­tor with a stain­less steel de­ploy­ant buckle clasp. By the way, this is an­other col­lec­tor’s spe­cial as it is limited to just 200 pieces world­wide.

Clas­sic Fu­sion Chrono­graph Ju­ven­tus

This third time­piece made in col­lab­o­ra­tion with an­other house­hold name in foot­ball cel­e­brates Hublot’s sta­tus as the club’s of­fi­cial time­keeper too. Un­der­neath, the new Clas­sic Fu­sion Chrono­graph Ju­ven­tus mounts the HUB1143 self-wind­ing chrono­graph move­ment. A sporty and el­e­gant mood, en­hanced by the pol­ished satin black ce­ramic case and bezel with black ce­ramic base that houses the car­bon fi­bre, marked by six ti­ta­nium screws in the shape of an H.

Nat­u­rally, there is no short­age of ref­er­ences to the world of Ju­ven­tus: the sym­bol of the cur­rent holder of the Cham­pi­ons of Italy ti­tle - the 35th - is en­graved on the back of the watch, but it is also clearly vis­i­ble on the dial, and on the sec­onds counter set at 3 o’clock. Pro­posed in a limited edi­tion of 200 pieces, each of which sold with a kit com­plete with Ju­ven­tus shirt au­to­graphed by one of the stars of the team as well.

Big Bang Unico Golf

This spe­cial mounts a Unico move­ment with an added mod­ule de­signed, de­vel­oped, man­u­fac­tured and as­sem­bled specif­i­cally cre­ated for golf. In essence, the MHUB1580 move­ment grants golfers a means to seam­lessly cal­cu­late their score whilst on course. Hublot’s me­chan­i­cal golf watch also fea­tures aper­ture dis­plays and is ul­tra-light­weight, pro­vid­ing true sports per­for­mance. Truly a golfer’s spe­cial in­deed.

The case of the Big Bang Unico Golf is carved from Tex­al­ium, grant­ing this watch its un­be­liev­able light­ness of just 98 grams. 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.

Big Bang Fer­rari Unico Magic Gold Tech­frame Fer­rari Tour­bil­lon Big Bang Chelsea FC Clas­sic Fu­sion Chrono­graph Ju­ven­tus Big Bang Unico Golf

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