Hublot Big Bang “Polo De Paris” Limited Edition

In 2008, to announce its partnership with Gstaad Polo Club and to present its new Argentinian ambassador Miguel Novillo Astrada, Hublot had selected Argentina. A few weeks after these fruitful and cordial meetings, the famous “Perfect Match” was organised in Buenos Aires, bringing together the world’s best players. Hublot immediately made a commitment with them (and with Miguel) in the venture: which was to recreate a legendary match that had been held just once in the history of polo, in 1975, in which 8 players with a handicap of 10 (the highest qualification in this discipline) took part. The match, dubbed “80 Goals”, was held at the Centauros Club in Buenos Aires, with Hublot once again reaching the peak of the art of this sport.

In 2009, the “Perfect Match” is to be held for the first time outside Argentina, at Polo de Paris. Indeed, the Argentinian Polo Players’ Association wanted to export this extraordinary event. “Bagatelle” now offers a spectacle that is now to bear the name “Hublot, the Perfect Polo Match”. The Swiss watchmaker is delighted to associate its name with this prestigious match, which promises to live long in the memory.

To mark this big premiere on European soil, Hublot has created a Big Bang with the effigy of the Paris Club, bearing the Polo de Paris logo on its dial, and with a “Hublot, the Perfect Polo Match” transfer on the back. The series comprises 50 numbered pieces.

Technical details

Model: BIG BANG “POLO DE PARIS”

Case
“Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm, in micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel: Micro-blasted tantalum with 6 H-shaped titanium screws; embedded, polished & locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Titanium with sapphire crystal, “HUBLOT THE PERFECT POLO MATCH PARIS 2009” logo transfer
Crown: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium, rectangular, with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM

Dial
Matt black with ruthenium coloured satin-finished numerals and applique indexes, grey “POLO DE PARIS” logo, at 9 o’clock
Hands: Sand-blasted, ruthenium, black Super Luminova, chronograph hand with H counterweight

Movement
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding Hublot calibre
HUB44 developed with La Joux-Perret
No. of components: 252
Jewels: 27
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Screws: Black PVD
Date: Trapezoid window at 4.30
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Sand-blasted & rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Black Alligator Gummy outer surface, rubber inner
Clasp: Black PVD steel deployant

Series
Limited, 50 numbered pieces from 01/50 to 50/50

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