Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono

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"Hublot has come up with a completely innovative way of watch to time a football match on a mechanical chronograph"

Hublot Loves Football

Originally created for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ where Hublot was both the “Official Timekeeper” as well as the “Official Watch” of the tournament, the Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono sets a new standard in sports chronographs as the only luxury mechanical watch made specifically for timing football matches.

Using the Big Bang Unico 45mm case as the canvas, Hublot has come up with a completely innovative way of watch to time a football match on a mechanical chronograph. To accomplish this feat, Hublot used the proprietary in-house manufactured Unico movement as the “base” with a newly developed and patented chronograph mechanism, providing the most unique mechanical interface for spectators to time the match.

With a small offset dial for the hours and minutes, one could say the Big Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono is made almost exclusively for the world of football. From the 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock portion of the dial there is a radial display for the chronograph’s minutes and seconds hand, which are centrally mounted. Once the chronograph is activated using the pusher at 2 o’clock, the sweeping seconds hand will advance until it arrives at the 60 seconds mark at 2 o’clock, then swiftly jumps back to the starting position of 0 seconds by means of a patented retrograde mechanism.

The chronograph minutes hand also makes the same retrograde movement, while taking into account potential extra time and added time, where the user simply has to push the 2 o’clock pusher twice to advance to the second half of the match. And to keep track of a match’s halves, a window display is incorporated right above the center of the dial.

Available as a limited edition in either King Gold or Ceramic with a carbon fiber bezel, the Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono is the perfect companion for any football lover.

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