Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot and Alexander Ovechkin have teamed up to create the Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin, a limited edition watch made in honour of ‘The Great Eight’, as the Russian ice hockey superstar is affectionately known.
The new watch has a lightweight carbon fibre case fused with bright red inserts and comes on a red velcro strap. The red accents consist of micro-glass fibres in the form of “Non Woven Fabric” (NWF), which is used to strengthen the composite material from which the case is made. During the preparation of the composite, NWF and carbon fibre are fused with a resin-tinted adhesive.
This high-tech, high-performance material combination was chosen to reflect both Alexander’s hockey equipment and his own extraordinary resilience and longevity. Now 35, “Ovi”, as he is called by his fans, was drafted in 2004.
Ovi is one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. On February 22, 2020, in a game against the New Jersey Devils in Newark, NJ, the captain of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team, Alexander Ovechkin, scored his 700th career goal. That’s a landmark only seven other players have reached in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL), and one that puts him well ahead of any other athlete playing in the league today. No other athlete currently playing in the NHL comes anywhere near his scoring record.
This incredible moment reaffirmed Alexander’s status as one of the all-time greats of the game and a global sporting icon. Also known as ‘The Great Eight’ because of his jersey number, the 35-year-old Russian is one of the most decorated players in NHL history. In 2018 he led the Capitals to their first ever Stanley Cup win.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin has some further personalized touches. To celebrate his jersey number, a ‘Great Eight’ logo sits at 8 o’clock on the dial. Additionally, Ovi’s signature appears on the sapphire crystal case back.
Finally, another special detail is the tip of the chronograph hand, which is finished in red, white and blue: A nod to the Russian flag, as well as the colors of the Washington Capitals.
The timepiece is powered by Hublot’s in-house UNICO chronograph mechanism and its column wheel on the dial side. It is limited to just 100 pieces.
Thanks to the “One-Click” fastening system, allowing the strap to be changed safely and quickly, the watch will include a second strap in black rubber. And the icing on the cake: there will also be a limited edition custom hockey puck signed by Ovi as a memento for fans to treasure.
Model: Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin
Limited to 100 Pieces
Carbon fiber with red fiberglass
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.45 mm
Water Resistant: 10 ATM (100 m)
Carbon fiber with red fiberglass, Engraved “LIMITED EDITION 100NUM”
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment + printed signature of Alex Ovechkin
Carbon fiber with red fiberglass
Matt black dial with black-plated appliques with red luminescent
With Alex Ovechki” logo applique at 8 o’clock
UNICO Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Frequency: 4 Hz (28 800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 330
Strap 1: Red fabric strap sport with micro blasted black ceramic buckle clasp
Strap 2: Black lined rubber strap
Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp
Suggested retail price
CHF 24’900/ EUR 25’900/ USD 26’200/ GBP 21’700