Luxury watch brand Hublot has signed a partnership with Argentine footballer Diego Maradona to launch a special edition of watch collection named after the football legend. Maradona, Argentina’s current national team coach is also known as the “player of the 20th century” in honour of his exceptional career which has left its mark on the history of world football.
This genius on the pitch, who has always demonstrated his taste for fine watches, is now part of the Hublot family. And from today, it will be a Big Bang Maradona that can be seen on the wrist of the “Hand of God”!
There is no end to the names used to honour Diego Maradona: the “Golden Boy”, who received the Ballon d’Or in 1995 for services to football, has had an extraordinary career due to his unique footballing talent. A watch enthusiast, he is often seen with a Hublot on each wrist.
The meeting between this truly remarkable footballer and the Swiss brand’s management team naturally arose from the mutual desire to create a watch honouring Maradona and bearing his name. Today, Hublot and Maradona, each recognised as an icon in their field, will link their careers, both marked by passion, excellence and success. This alliance is illustrated by a stylised image of Diego Maradona, arms raised in victory, engraved on the back of the Big Bang Maradona’s case.
“Big Bang” 44.5 mm diameter in microblasted black ceramic
Bezel: Microblasted black ceramic with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, embedded, polished and locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin
Case back: Black ceramic with sapphire crystal, Diego Maradona with arms raised in victory
Crown: Black PVD steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD steel, rectangular with black rubber insert
Screws: Black PVD titanium
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM
Black with appliques in Argentine blue and luminescent white, 45-minute counter at 9 o’clock, lucky number 10 at 3 o’clock and Diego Maradona’s signature at 6 o’clock in Argentine blue
Hands: Faceted, diamond-set, black nickel with luminescent white, chronograph hand with H-shaped counterweights and Argentine blue Duco
Chronograph with mechanical 45-minute counter, automatic winding, calibre Hublot HUB1146
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Screws: Black PVD
Date: Rectangular window at 6 o’clock
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Sandblasted & rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Adjustable, in alligator and rubber with blue stitching
Clasp: Steel, with black PVD deployant
Limited to 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 – 250/250