As German Soccer giant Bayern Munich enjoys the best season in its history, Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot, the “Official Timekeeper” of the team since 2012 is crowning the success of the club that holds all the records. In honour of the “Reds”, and in the heart of Munich, it is presenting the BIG BANG UNICO BI-RETROGRADE FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN, a limited edition of 100 individually numbered pieces.
Designed with the football world in mind, it is equipped with a bi-retrograde mechanical chronograph movement fitted with a brand new, patented mechanical interface able to time a football match. Its central chrono display shows the length of a match halftime—45 minutes—and extra time of 15 minutes allowing a total of 60 minutes.
The seconds and minutes hands move on a circular arc between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock. The aperture set above the centre of the dial indicates the ongoing period: first half, extra time, second half, extra time and full time. The second dial at 6 o’clock indicates the actual time. A push button at 2 o’clock starts the chronograph and makes the retrograde mechanism move the second and minute hands to the 60-second mark before swiftly jumping back to 0 for the second hand and to the actual time of the ongoing period for the minute hand. The HUB1261movement is visible through a sapphire case-back finished with the FC Bayern Munich emblem. Its 45-mm carbon fibre case is fitted with a “One click” interchangeable strap system in red alligator sewn onto rubber and over-stitched with blue seams.
The Bavarian club remains unbeaten since the beginning of the season and has just reached the threshold of 1,000 championship wins. According to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, this is a “record for eternity” to add to the already impressive track record of the most successful club in Germany in terms both of the Bundesliga (25 titles) and the Cup (17 titles).To celebrate this new record, Hublot has invited over a hundred VIPs, customers, friends of the brand and football fans to witness the launch of the BIG BANG UNICO BI-RETROGRADE FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN.
Model: BIG BANG UNICO BI-RETROGRADE FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN
Reference: 413.QX.1123.GR.BYM15- Limited to 100 pieces
“Big Bang Unico” – Diameter 45.5mm
Bezel: Carbon fiber with 6 H-shaped titanium screws
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Crown: Black rubber and satin-finished Titanium
Pushers: Titanium with blue and black rubber
Case back: Titanium, satin-finished and “100 NUM” engraved
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment and FC Bayern Munich logo printed
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Metallic black multilayer dial
Black and white retrograde minute hand
Red retrograde second hand
Satin-finished and microblasted 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 red alligator strap with blue stitching
Buckle: Black PVD Titanium deployant buckle clasp