The countdown to the World Cup in Brazil continues while large firms are fighting for a niche as official sponsors of this year’s biggest football event. But if there is a brand that will no longer duel to achieve a prominent place in every second of the world is Hublot, the official timekeeper of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014. To mark this special event, the Swiss house has designed the new Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono, a limited edition watch that will have bi-retrograde function for the first time with, a feature especially designed for lovers of football.
Located in the central part of the dial, a chronograph marks 45 minutes of the game plus additional 15 minutes with the bright colors of the Brazilian flag, the host country of the most anticipated sporting event of the year. The second hand makes its way into the 60 seconds arc to return to its original position, while the minute hand moves through the arc from left to right by checking how many minutes remain, that keep on tenterhooks half the planet.
The minor details that make a difference are the two buttons on either side of the crown, which allow you to run the chronograph functions; the green button (located at 2 hours) also serves to indicate the selected period of time between these four options: first half, part time, second half and fulltime.
Although for many fans time stops whenever the team they support has a match, they will not have that problem with the new Big Bang Unico Bi- Retrograde Chrono, and a subdial at 6 o’clock displays the hours and minutes while at the top part of the watch you can see the minutes and seconds left on the match. This allows you to check it at a glance, relying on the Swiss precision of this watch.
With almost 15 days to the World Cup, as indicated by the countdown located at the Home Site of Hublot, lovers of luxury watches and football will not miss a second longer to get one of the 300 limited edition jewelry created by Hublot for the occasion: 100 copies in this version are with gold case and 18k carbon fiber bezel, and 200 units in the version of black ceramic case and bezel of carbon fiber.
Tick tock, tick tock … the countdown continues.