Hublot and Paris Saint-Germain, the world-renowned French Football Club, debuted the Official Watch of Paris Saint-Germain, Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Paris Saint-Germain, in celebration of the team’s North America summer tour. Hoton the heels of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, where Hublot served as the Official Timekeeper, this partnership and timepiece are another example of Hublot’s love for global “football” and ongoing support of the “Hublot Loves Football” campaign launched during FIFA World Cup Brazil™ last summer.
Hublot’s U.S. Managing Director, Jean-Francois Sberro, hosted an exclusive cocktail event with the team at a private rooftop garden atop the historic Rockefeller Center to launch the Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Paris Saint-Germain timepiece. Star players in attendance included Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Silva, as well as Kevin Trapp who officially joined the Parisian Club last week.
The timepiece unveiling was hosted by former New York Giants’ Quarterback and Friend of Hublot, Jesse Palmer, and included VIP attendees, including New York Giants’ star Victor Cruz, New York Knicks’ basketball player Lance Thomas, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ champion Kelley O’Hara, and LVMH USA CEO, Pauline Brown.
The Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Paris Saint-Germain – Hublot’s second timepiece with the French football champion – is limited to 100 pieces and features a 45.5mm titanium case with a sapphire anti-reflective treatment and the Paris Saint-Germain logo printed on the case back glass. Inspired by the iconic team colors, embellishments of red, white and blue are reflected throughout the dial, hands and strap. Manufactured with Hublot’s in-house UNICO self-winding bi-retrograde movement and designed to time two halves of a soccer match, the sleek and sporty timepiece will be available exclusively at Hublot boutiques around the world.
As the first luxury watch brand to become involved with European football in 2006, Hublot has since built a strong presence in the world of football. Hublot’s relationship with the French Club began in 2013 when it became the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the team and introduced the first timepiece known as the King Power Paris Saint-Germain.
Model: BIG BANG UNICO BI-RETROGRADE PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
Reference: 413.NX.1129.LR.PSG15 – Limited to 100 numbered pieces
“Big Bang Unico” – Diameter 45.5mm
Polished and satin-finished titanium
Bezel: Polished and satin-finished titanium with 6 H-shaped titanium screws
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Blue composite resin
Crown: Black rubber and satin-finished Titanium
Pushers: Titanium with red and black rubber
Case back: Titanium, satin-finished and “100 NUM” engraved
Case back: Glass Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment and Paris Saint-Germain logo printed
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Metallic blue multilayer dial
Red retrograde minute hand
White retrograde second hand
Satin-finished and micro-blasted rhodium-plated minute, hour and small second hands with white luminescent
HUB1261 UNICO Manufacture self-winding Bi-retrograde movement with central chronograph and column wheel
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Black rubber and blue alligator strap with white stitching
Buckle: Titanium deployant buckle clasp