Hublot is celebrating ten years since the creation of Bitcoin by launching the Big Bang Meca-10 P2P limited edition watch, available for purchase exclusively online with Bitcoins and also featuring the transaction number engraved on the edge of the bezel, rendering each piece unique.
Bitcoin was created in November 2008. This famous cryptocurrency, a virtual asset stored in digital form, was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, a name used by the mysterious person – or persons – whose identity remains a mystery to this day. In any case, the peer to peer – P2P – payment system has attracted a large following of users and investors accepting payment for their transactions.
Hublot marks the ten year anniversary of Bitcoin by launching the first watch that can only be purchased using Bitcoin. It will be sold exclusively via e-commerce and can only be ordered and paid for online. Such innovation was made possible through a collaboration with OS Limited (OSL), Asia’s leading digital asset brokerage. This makes Hublot the first big watchmaking brand to enter this sector.
The Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is a limited edition of 210 timepieces, a reference to the global limit of Bitcoins, which is fixed at 21 million.
True to the innovative design expected from the Big Bang collection, the “P2P” watch has a 45 mm case made from micro-blasted black ceramic. When we talk about ceramics in a Hublot watch, this does not mean clay-based pottery, but rather a high-tech material of zirconium dioxide pressed at a very high temperature. The Art of Fusion that is so dear to watchmakers and engineers at the Nyon manufacture.
It houses a HUB1201 manufacture calibre, a skeleton movement offering an exceptional 10-day power reserve. A number that was not chosen at random: Ten to mark the number of years the Bitcoin has existed. Each of the 210 pieces is unique: Manufactured for its wearer bearing the identification number of the transaction made via Bitcoin. Another reference to cryptocurrency can be found in the Blockchain inspired design – the interconnection network of computers on which virtual money works – on the blue calfskin leather strap which is lined with black rubber.
The Big Bang Meca-10 P2P was presented on 6 November in Hong Kong, where OSL headquarters is located.
BIG BANG MECA-10 P2P
Reference: 414.CI.5190.VR.XBT18 – Limited to 210 pieces
Microblasted and polished black ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Bezel: Microblasted and polished black ceramic
Screws « H »: H representing the Hublot logo, Black PVD Titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and HUBLOT logo printed on the inner side
Case back: Microblasted black ceramic, engraved Limited Edition 210 Pieces; Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment with “Blockchain” printed
Crown: Satin-finished and microblasted black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Skeleton blue dial
Satin-finished black-plated appliques with dark blue luminescent
Hands: Satin-finished black-plated with dark blue luminescent
Hublot HUB1201, Manufacture skeleton movement with manual winding and power reserve; Swiss lever escapement
No of Components: 223
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 A/h)
Power reserve: 10 Days
Black rubber and dark blue calf with embossed “Blockchain”
Buckle: Black PVD Titanium with black ceramic insert deployant buckle clasp