Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Limited Edition


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In 2014, Swiss watchmaker Hublot became Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the World Poker Tour – the first watchmaker do so. Established in the United States in 2002, the WPT is a series of international professional poker tournaments and related television series broadcasting the final table of each event. The partnership with the Swiss watchmaker includes the “Hublot WPT Player of the Year” award, which is given to the winners of televised WPT Main Tour events and includes a highly coveted timepiece. Since 2015, Hublot has also sponsored the High Roller competition of the World Poker Tour National China circuit. The combination of top-class poker and art of watchmaking further highlights the brand’s pursuit of originality and high-end lifestyle.

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Hublot and World Poker Tour have been collaborating since 2014

 

Following the sold-out success of the first edition, Hublot is now proud to present a new Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Limited Edition (ref. 411.CX.1113.LR.WPT17). Issued as a limited edition of 188 pieces, the Swiss brand’s latest timepiece was officially introduced at this year’s “Hublot High roller” competition that took place in took place in Sanya, China from November 18-20. The finals were hosted by Mr Loic Biver, GM of Hublot Greater China, who also presented the winner with one of the 188 Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour watches. The event saw the appearance of WPT’s CEO Adam Pliska, Our Game CEO Frank Ng, as well as friends of Hublot and several poker players. One of them, Mr. Wu, held a Texas Hold’em game workshop where guests could first-hand experience the game and learn some interesting tricks.

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At the promotional event, the guests could first-hand experience the game

 

Now to the watch itself, shall we? A tribute to the wonderful game of poker, the new Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Limited Edition has a 45mm micro blasted and polished black ceramic case. Water resistant to 100 meters, the case features a polished black ceramic bezel with cards symbol engraved. The diamond, spade, club and heart are positioned at 9, 12, 3, and 6 o’clock respectively. On the back of the watch we have a transparent sapphire caseback engraved with “LIMITED EDITON” and “N° XXX/188″. The sapphire itself is printed with the World Poker Tour logo. The watch features a mat black skeleton dial with polished black plated hour markers and hands. The dial displays hours, minutes, small seconds at 9, date at 3, and 60-minute chronograph counter also at 3 o’clock. Completing the dial we have the 8 o’clock hour marker decorated by 7 rubies – a symbol of luck and prosperity in the Chinese tradition.

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The 8 o’clock hour marker is decorated by 7 rubies – a symbol of luck and prosperity in the Chinese tradition

 

The new Hublot Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour Limited Edition is powered by the caliber HUB1242. Comprised of 330 components, this in-house self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. The latest Hublot timepiece is delivered on a sporty black rubber/black alligator strap with red stitching. The watch is also available with a red rubber/red alligator strap with red stitching. Each strap is secured with a black plated titanium with black ceramic insert buckle.

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The bezel is engraved with the four suits

 

 

 

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