Hublot presents a limited edition timepiece dedicated to “Clube de Regatas do Flamengo”, one of the most legendary football clubs in the world. This timepiece marks the club’s victory in the Club World Cup which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Hublot Big Bang Flamengo comes in a limited edition series of 250 pieces in the club colours, red and black, with its legendary emblem featured on the dial at 3 o’clock, and a special case-back commemorating 30 years of victory.
The Clube de Regatas do Flamengo is the most popular football and most titled club in Brazil. It was founded in 1895.At the outset, it was set up to take part in rowing regattas, a sport enjoyed by the city’s élite. The founders decided to fix the date of the anniversary of its foundation as the 15 November to coincide with Republic Day in Brazil.
The football division was only opened in 1911, players trained on the Russel beach in Rio, and so began an epic story in the world of football: 32 times Rio State Champions (making it a record), 6 times winner of the Campeonato Brasileiro, holder of the Intercontinental Cup and the Copa Libertadores in 1981. Regarded as the most popular club in Brazil (it has stayed in the Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A since its foundation), in 2000 Flamengo held ninth place in the FIFA ranking of the greatest clubs of the 20th century.
All the great Brazilian players have played for Flamengo. And the legend continues today with the superstar Ronaldinho who once again led the team to victory in the Taça Guanabara by scoring in the Campeonato Carioca back in February.
To celebrate this living legend and to commemorate its victory in the Club World Cup in 1981, the 30th anniversary of which takes place this year, Hublot has the great honour and privilege of dedicating the first official watch to the club. It is a 44 mm Big Bang in black ceramic, with a few subtle touches of red on the push-buttons, the stitching on the gummy alligator strap, and the indexes. The club emblem is featured at 3 o’clock and a special engraved case-back has also been specially designed for the occasion. In a nod to football match timings: a 45 min counter is at 9 o’clock, to mark half-time.
Series: Limited to 250 pieces numbered from No. 01/250 to No. 250/250
“Big Bang”, diameter 44.5 mm – Microblasted black ceramic
Bezel: Microblasted black ceramic with 6 black PVD H-shaped titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Micro-blasted black ceramic
Crown: Black PVD steel, with red rubber insert and Hublot logo
Push-piece: Black PVD steel with red rubber insert
Water resistance: 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
– Black with black nickel appliqués, red SuperLuminova ™
– 45 min counter at 9 o’clock, date window at 6 o’clock
– Flamengo club logo at 3 o’clock
– Hands Faceted, diamond-polished, black nickel, with red SuperLuminova ™
– Hublot Calibre HUB1146 – Mechanical with automatic winding
– Chronograph with 45 minute counter
– Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
– Screws: Black PVD
– Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
– Main plate: Micro-blasted with black galvanic coating
– Barrel: With reinforced spring
– Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
– Power Reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Adjustable black rubber and alligator strap with red stitching
Clasp: Black PVD steel deployant buckle