Another nod to the club would be that the Chelsea lion in gold at 12 o’clock. The implemented hour markers are rhodium-plated and full of white luminescent material. Similarly, the rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are also full of white luminescent material to help legibility in dimly-lit environments. The movement within is the grade HUB4100, that is actually based on an ETA 2894 or Sellita equivalent and fitted with a chronograph module. Obviously, an in-house Hublot Unico motion could have been chosen and would have made the opinion more desired, however, the HUB4100 is a reliable mix and it does help keep the cost down, if just a little. The caliber HUB4100 beats at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The movement is visible through the watch’s sapphire display caseback where a symbol of the crest of the club is printed.Like a season’s Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC watch, this new Big Bang Chelsea FC watch was designed specifically for Chelsea fanatics. In comparison to last year’s version, this new watch comes in a shade of blue which I think is much more accurate and faithful to the house colours of the club. The Hublot Big Bang Chelsea FC watch is limited to 200 pieces and can be priced at #13,000 (currently around $17,000).Each year in Munich, the steins are stuffed (and re-filled), and also the guys don their brief leather breeches to celebrate Oktoberfest. This year, Hublot joined the festivities by partnering with local tanner Meindl to create a distinctly Bavarian incarnation of its popular Big Bang watch that has had numerous versions resulting from various collaborations. The Hublot Big Bang Bavaria is the initial Big Bang to feature a bronze case, and it seems as if the material was selected for its rustic colour and properties to coincide with the hand-embroidered bull leather strap in the Bund style, evoking a link with all the German region of Bavaria’s traditional garb.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT is a straightforward travel watch with no bells and whistles, despite the elaborately mechanical looking aesthetic that’s typical of the brand.
Two time zones are displayed legibly: local time is indicated by the main hands, while an arrow-tipped hand points to home time. And a day and night indicator in the centre of the dial works in conjunction with the home time.
Two pushers in the case are used to set local time, the button at two o’clock advances the local time hour hand by an hour, while that at four o’clock moves it back by the same.
The Big Bang Unico GMT is available in either titanium or carbon fibre reinforced polymer, both being 45mm in diameter, the standard size for the Big Bang.
Inside is the HUB 1251, a variant of the versatile UNICO in-house movement that Hublot Watches 90 Off Replica uses across its collection, with various complications added, most frequently as a chronograph.
Price and availability
The Big Bang Unico GMT Titanium (ref. 471.NX.7112.RX) costs €19,600 or US$19,900.
And the Big Bang Unico GMT Carbon (ref. 471.QX.7127.RX) is priced at €22,700 or US$23,100.