BIG BANG UNICO BI-RETROGRADE CHRONO
It’s a different chronograph. It’s a different display.
It’s a watch specially designed for the world of football.
The engineers and watchmakers at Hublot were initially inspired to develop a watch movement specifically for the world of football, to pay homage to the prestigious 2014 FIFA World Cup™ for which Hublot is the Official timekeeper and the Official Watch.
The UNICO Manufacture calibre – unique in the industry, with its column wheel and dual coupling on the dial side – was chosen to serve as the basis for the development of this watch, here embodying a very current example of its extraordinary flexibility.
The fruit of 18 months of research and development, the new automatic HUB1260 manufacture movement has arrived: a bi-retrograde movement with central chrono comprising 385 components (Frequency 4 Hz, 28,800 Vib/Hour), patent pending. It is also one of the only movements of its type in the watchmaking industry today.
It is the first time Hublot has unveiled a watch with a bi-retrograde display (the hands return to their starting points at lightning speed). How does it work in this particular case? When the chronograph is started, the chrono’s second hand and minute hand move from left to right in a circular arc of 45