To support this year’s Only Watch charity auction by Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, Hublot has created a Big Bang UNICO Sapphire Usain Bolt unique piece.
For the 2017 edition, Hublot has created a transparent watch out of sapphire, one of the most difficult materials to machine. In choosing this material, it has sought to convey a message – that of pushing limits ever further, always believing that they can be exceeded or overcome. Inspired by one of champion Usain Bolt’s favourite models, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch is emblazoned with the Jamaican sprinter’s trademark gold and vibrant colours.
In a 45 mm Big Bang case, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch showcases a green and gold design paired with a transparent strap. This unique piece will be auctioned with a second strap, in yellow-gold colour calfskin, featuring the silhouette of the Jamaican flag, in a nod to the athlete’s origins. The counter at 9 o’clock bears the silhouette of the “Lightning Bolt” and his iconic victory sign. The skeleton dial is made from 3N 18K yellow gold.
This unique piece is accompanied by a PUMA t-shirt signed by the fastest man in the world.
Model: BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE USAIN BOLT FOR ONLY WATCH
Reference: 411.JX.4089.RT.OWM17 – UNIQUE PIECE
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 16.30 mm
Water Resistant: 10 ATM (100m)
Material: Polished sapphire
Bezel: Polished sapphire
Screws « H »: Polished 18k yellow gold
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Satin-finished 18k yellow gold with HUBLOT logo
Pushers: Satin-finished 18k yellow gold
Case back: Polished sapphire engraved “UNIQUE PIECE”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “OWM17” logo
Microblasted yellow gold plated skeleton dial
Satin-finished yellow gold plated appliques with black luminescent
Satin-finished yellow gold plated hands with black luminescent
Usain Bolt special second hand
Caliber Hublot HUB1242
UNICO Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Date: Window at 3.00
No of Components: 330
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Lined transparent Rubber
2nd strap: Black rubber and yellow gold calf strap with flag of Jamaica
Buckle: Titanium and yellow gold deployant buckle clasp