The Hublot Big Bang collection was first introduced ten years ago and it is easily their most quintessential collection to date.
A must-have timepiece in every collector’s arsenal, the Big Bang is a timeless watch that continues to impress with its aesthetics and mechanism. To commemorate this milestone, here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn't know about the Hublot Big Bang collection.
Big Bang Fact 1
Hublot was the official timekeeper at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and in conjunction with that, Hublot launched the ‘Big Bang Unico Chrono Bi-Retrograde' watch, named “Soccer Bang”.
It is also the official licensed watch partner for the UEFA Champions League as well as the UEFA Europa League until the year 2018.
Big Bang Fact 2
Hublot has been highly involved in football since 2006, being the first luxury brand to invest into the sport. The brand have made various Big Bang collector’s editions for football giants like Paris Saint-Germain from France, Chelsea FC from England and FC Bayern Munich from Germany, just to name a few.
Big Bang Fact 3
Football is not the only ball-related sport Hublot is interested in. Hublot made a limited edition 50-piece timepiece for 16-time NBA Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers. Dubbed as “King Power Los Angeles Lakers”, it is Hublot’s first timepiece with the renowned basketball team from LA.
Big Bang Fact 4
In conjunction with the Big Bang’s 10th anniversary, Hublot recently launched their second Manufacture in Gland, Switzerland in the presence of its ambassadors like Pelé, Bar Refaeli and Lapo Elkaan.
Big Bang Fact 5
The captain of Australia's cricket team, Michael Clarke is the only cricketeer to be part of the Hublot family as its official brand ambassador. The Big Bang collection under his name is only limited to 350 pieces.
Big Bang Fact 6
The World Poker Tour (WPT) is undoubtedly one of the biggest poker tournaments around, be it online or live broadcasts. When Hublot entered into the world of poker, they developed the Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour and made 200 limited edition timepieces.
Big Bang Fact 7
Three-time Olympian skier Maria Hölf-Riesch is only one of two women chosen to be part of the Hublot family and produce a line of watches with her name. The other woman is acclaimed supermodel Bar Refaeli.
Big Bang Fact 8
Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive is one of the latest additions in Hublot’s long list of athlete-ambassadors, joining the ranks of LA Lakers Kobe Bryant, legendary footballer Pelé as well as current Chelsea FC manager José Mourinho. With only 250 pieces made, Usain Bolt's 'King Power' Big Bang also sports his signature pose embedded at the back of the watch.
Big Bang Fact 9
With a shared passion for excellence, the partnership between Hublot and Arturo Fuente was a no-brainer. Its latest collection has the same tobacco leaves used in the coveted “ForbiddenX” cigars incorporated into the dials of the watches. The Hublot x Arturo Fuente collaboration had 650 Big Bang timepieces made, each with the distinct feature of the brands blended into it.
Big Bang Fact 10
Although the Big Bang was meant to look tough and masculine, it also appeals to one’s fun and quirky side with various other collections like the “Pop Art”, “Tutti Frutti” and “Denim Jeans” collections.
(Source: Hublot Official Website)
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