Hublot has teamed with brand ambassador and NHL great Alexander Ovechkin to create the Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin, a limited edition watch made in honour of ‘The Great Eight’, as the Russian ice hockey superstar is affectionately known.
The classic 45mm Big Bang case is reimagined using a blend of lightweight carbon fiber and red fiberglass, which reflects Alexander’s hockey equipment and a matching red velcro strap. The red accents consist of micro-glass fibres in the form of “Non Woven Fabric” (NWF), which is used to strengthen the composite material from which the case is made. During the preparation of the composite, this NWF and carbon fibre are fused with a resin-tinted adhesive. Underneath the matching red skeleton dial lays the Hublot MHUB1242 Unico Self-winding Movement, capable of holding a 72-hour power reserve.
The eye-catching red detail work reflects the color of the Russian flag in addition to the jersey colors of the team Ovechkin leads as captain, the NHL’s Washington Capitals. A ‘Great Eight’ logo sits at 8 o’clock while the tip of the chronograph hand, which is finished in red. Additionally, the case back features an engraving commemorating the 100 limited-edition examples, as well as a printed Alexander Ovechkin signature.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin is limited to just 100 pieces and retails for $26,200 USD. More here: Hublot.com. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.