Hublot BIG BANG “EURO 2008”

Hublot BIG BANG “EURO 2008” watch collection was specially designed for Euro 2008 Soccer championship. Hublot heralded the introduction of luxury watches into the world of football in 2007 by signing a partnership with EURO 2008.

Hublot is the first luxury watch brand to embrace this sport by launching A new Big Bang with a special “half time” movement, with a 45-minute chronograph, it has been designed to time the football match periods as well as the 15 minutes of extra time which are shown on the counter. The limited series of 2008 pieces is made of black ceramic and rubber. The inside of the strap features a red strip stamped “UEFA EURO 2008TM”, with the Euro trophy engraved on the back.

This timepiece symbolises the fusion between Hublot’s watchmaking know-how and the world of sport with its particular needs, and that of football in particular. There is another version of the Big Bang Euro 2008 in red gold and black ceramic, in a limited series of 250 pieces.

Technical details
Model: BIG BANG “EURO 2008”

Case
Big Bang, diameter 44.5 mm in satin-polished black ceramic,with satin finish end pieces
Bezel: Black ceramic with 6 titanium H-shaped screws − sunken, polished and blocked
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflection treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Back: Solid black ceramic with the UEFA trophy engraved in matching tones
Crown: Steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Steel, rectangular with black rubber insert
Screws: Titanium
Water-resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM

Dial
Black with satin-finish figures and appliqués index markers, rhodium-plated, seconds hands and red motion-work, 45-minute counter at 9:00
Hands: Faceted, diamond-polished, rhodium-plated, with white luminescent feature

Movement
45-minute counter mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, Hublot HUB45 calibre
Rubies: 55
Bridges: Polished, satin-finish with chamfered edges
Screws: Black PVD
Calendar: Rectangular aperture at 6:00
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface coated with black PVD
Bottom plate:Sand-blasted; rhodium-plated
Barrel :With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve: 42 hours.

Strap
Adjustable ribbed black rubber with red UEFA EURO 2008TM strip on the inside
Clasp: Steel and black PVD deployant clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 2008 numbered pieces 01/2008 – 2008/2008

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