Live From China Football! HUBLOT and Football King Pelé

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Launch the First Limited Edition of Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde Chronograph for Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC

Hublot launched Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde Chronograph, the official watch of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, in the training base of Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club. Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, Kang Bing, Chairman of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, together with Pelé, the king of football, the new ambassador Mr. Lang Lang, attended the launch event to celebrate this glorious moment. Mr. Fabio Cannavaro, the new executive chief coach also attended the event. Pelé even became the special coach for the youngsters' team of Guangzhou Evergrande Football School and had fun interacting with these lovely young footballers. Hublot expressed its eternal passion for the future of young Chinese footballers who will be the ones reviving the football fields of China.

Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, thought back on Hublot's bond with football and sent the sincerest and best wishes to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, "Hublot's fusion with football brought us unprecedented inspiration. And our cooperation with Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club will be a great opportunity for Hublot to be part of the history of China football and to contribute on its part. I wish the best for Evergrande, to go even further and better in the new 2015 season.”

Hublot's latest creation, the Big Bang Unico Bi-retrograde Chronograph, Official watch for Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC, is the best embodiment of innovation. It perfectly fused the functionality of soccer chronograph with Evergrande logo. The Big Bang Unico is the first Hublot timepiece ever produced with a bi-retrograde function along with a central chronograph dedicated to a top football club. Hublot watch series with self-produced UNICO movement is unique enough to stun the watchmaking industry. When you press the chronograph button, chronograph second hand and minute hand start to time from left to right within 45 minutes showing an arc track, which is half time of the football game. Another area is increased for a 15 minute timer so that the whole timekeeping time comes to 60 minutes. There is one Go button on each side of the crown, representing the timing to start, stop and reset. The button at 2 o'clock position will also be used to control the timing of 4 patterns: the first half, half time, the second half and the final whistle, all displaying clearly through a window located at the 12 o'clock position.

The iconic design of integrated column-wheel and dual-clutch on dial side perfectly show an exceptional flexibility of UNICO movement. Comprising 385 components and a central chronograph featuring a Bi-retrograde chronograph movement (vibration frequency of 4 Hz, 28,800 / each h ). Hublot is the only watchmaker of the same level who uses this kind of movement in watchmaking industry.

The dial and hands are in iconic Evergrande red and yellow. C-tiger, the official Evergrande mascot and the slogan of "Be the Best Forever" engraved on the case back boast the sense of exclusiveness. The watch is available in King Gold and titanium, only 50 numbered pieces for each version.

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, as one of the top football clubs in Asia, has achieved outstanding triumphs. From 2011 to 2014, the club made it to the top of Chinese Football Association Super League for 4 consecutive seasons. In 2013, Evergrande won the first place in AFC Champions League and became the first champion of the league in Chinese football history. Behind these brilliant achievements is Evergrande's spirit of proactive self-improvement, breaking limits and never give up. And it is Evergrande's spirit that has moved countless football fans and become the best interpretation of Hublot's spirit of pioneering and innovation.

Mr. Kang Bing, the general manager of the board of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, said, "We really appreciate the great support from Hublot. Hublot's spirit of innovation will inspire Evergrande to run courageously on the road of China football development. "Be the Best Forever" is our slogan. We look forward to creating more and more miracles in our partnership with Hublot."

Pelé came to Guangzhou all the way from Brazil to attend the launch event as Hublot's global brand ambassador. He said, "It's a great honor to be here in Guangzhou and to witness the partnership between Hublot and the top football club of China. I am very happy to have this opportunity to become closer to my Chinese football fans, and to see the growth and development of China football. More importantly, I want to share my experiences with this country’s young footballers. I am impressed by the level of competition amongst the professional teams here, as well as the education system for the youth. I wish for China football to keep on thriving."

"Hublot Loves Football" - Hublot's passion for football spread all over the globe like wildfire with 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup and stirred up an enormous wave of love for football in China. Just before the 2014 World Cup, Hublot announced the strategic cooperation with Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, finally a Chinese peer in Hublot's stardom family which consists of renowned football clubs Juventus Football Club, Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, Bayern Munchen Football Club. Mr. Marcello Lippi, the chief coach of Guangzhou Evergrande at the time, also joined Hublot's World Cup All Star Team. Hublot has deeply and closely bonded with China football and supported its development with great expectations. Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, the Chairman of the Board of Hublot, said that Hublot will continue to sponsor FIFA World Cup until the day when team China would make it to the finals.

Reference:
413.NX.1137.LR.FCZ15 (Titanium, Limited to 50 pieces)
413.OX.1138.LR.FCZ15 (King Gold, Limited to 50 pieces)

Diameter:
45.5 mm

Case:
Titanium or King Gold, polished and satin-finished

Bezel:
Titanium or King Gold, polished and satin-finished with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, polished black PVD

Movement:
Caliber Hublot HUB1261
UNICO Manufacture self-winding Bi-retrograde movement with central chronograph and column wheel

Power Reserve:
72 Hours

Water Resistant:
10 ATM (100m)