Since 2019, Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has been supporting SORAI, an organisation founded by Hublot ambassador and former international cricket star Kevin Pietersen. SORAI (Save Our Rhinos Africa India) helps keep rhinos threatened with extinction safe from poachers. This year, the Swiss watchmaker presents a special edition Hublot Big Bang Sorai watch to support the activities of this organization.
As with the two previous limited editions, part of the proceeds from the sale of the 100 Big Bang Unico SORAI will be donated to the organisation. The colours chosen for the third limited edition are those of sunset, recalling the heightened danger faced by rhinos as night falls.
Sculpted from polished and microblasted rhino-grey ceramic specially developed for this limited edition, the Big Bang Unico SORAI features an open-worked dial featuring the glowing colours of sunset when the sky catches fire. It is at nightfall that poachers swing into action, cloaked in darkness and more difficult to track.
The colours of daybreak: yellow, orange, purple and pink represent the hope brought by dawn, of a new day and a chance at change.
Inside the 44 mm diameter case of the Big Bang Unico SORAI, beats the Unico selfwinding Manufacture movement with a 72-hour power reserve.
Thanks to the patented One Click interchangeable strap system, the Big Bang Unico SORAI can be worn with a grey fabric and Velcro version or a black, purple and orange camouflage design reflecting the hues of sunset and sunrise.
Founded in 2018 by former international cricketer and conservationist Kevin Pietersen, SORAI has supported grassroots organisations that rescue abandoned, injured, and orphaned endangered species and rehabilitate them where possible.
Model: HUBLOT Big Bang Unico Sorai
Limited to 100 pieces
Micro-blasted and polished grey ceramic with “One-Click” system
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 14.50 mm
Case-back: Micro-blasted grey ceramic and sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment with SORAI logo
Bezel: Micro-blasted and polished grey ceramic
Water Resistant: 100 m
Matte grey skeleton with “Rhinoceros” applique at 09:00
MHUB1280 UNICO 2
Manufacture selfwinding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Frequency (Hz): 4 (28’800 A/h) Power reserve: Approx. 72 hours
Number of components: 354
Grey fabric strap with microblasted black ceramic buckle
Additional black rubber with black, orange and purple camouflage decor
Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp
Suggested retail price
22’900.00 CHF/ 25’200.00 EUR/ 24’100.00 USD/ 20’800.00 GBP