Couture 2014: New Hublot Watches for FIFA World Cup


Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin Classico "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil" - wrist shotThe luxury watch world comes to Las Vegas this week, as brands showcase new products at the Couture and JCK 2014 watch and jewelry fairs. At the Couture show today, I had a chance to see (and try on) several of the new limited-edition Hublot watches dedicated to this year’s FIFA World Cup.

One of the new watches, which we covered extensively in our reporting from Baselworld 2014, is the Hublot Big Bang Unico “2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil,” a chronograph watch with a bi-retrograde display and containing Hublot’s in-house Unico movement. Named the Official Watch of the 2014 World Cup, the Big Bang Unico is available in two case styles, one in Hublot’s proprietary King Gold (limited to 100 pieces, $42,400), the other in black ceramic (limited to 200 pieces, $26,300). Both are fitted with carbon-fiber bezels and ribbed natural rubber straps with Hublot’s patented “one click” system for easy replacement. The dials bear the yellow-and-green colors of the flag of Brazil, host country for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Hublot Big Bang Unico FIFA World Cup - ceramic
The Hublot Big Bang Unico 2014 FIFA World Cup watch, in ceramic (above) and King Gold (below)

Hublot Big Bang Unico FIFA World Cup - king gold

Here is what the King Gold version of the new Big Bang Unico looks like on the wrist…

Hublot Big Bang Unico FIFA World Cup - wrist shot

For those who love soccer (or football, if you prefer) but appreciate a more understated wristwatch, there is the Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin Classico “2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.” This watch, also in a case of Hublot King Gold, has an elegantly simple dial featuring only a small seconds subdial at 7 0’clock and a relief engraving of the 2014 FIFA World Cup logo at 3 o’clock. The watch is a limited edition of 100 pieces, priced at $33,200. Here’s a wrist shot of the Ultra-Thin Classico taken at Hublot’s suite at Couture…

Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin Classico "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil" - wrist shot

Hublot says that all of these watches (along with another soccer-themed limited edition watch, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph “Pele;” click here for our Watch Insider’s take on it) will be available in June, to coincide with the beginning of the World Cup tournament in Brazil.

 

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