Hublot the swiss watchmaker introduces the Big Bang Unico Ledger, a landmark watch created in partnership with Ledger, the world’s leading and most secure crypto and digital asset platform, already trusted by 4 million customers worldwide. The watch merges high-end crypto technology and traditional watch craftsmanship. The exclusive timepiece is limited to only 50 editions that comes with a Ledger Nano x crypto digital asset wallet.
“Having served as the Timekeeping Partner of January’s Crypto Finance Conference 2022 in St. Moritz, it brings me great pleasure to introduce today a watch that fuses together the many tantalizing possibilities that link high-end crypto and state-of-the-art mechanical watchmaking. I firmly believe this is the year when the watch industry will come to embrace cryptocurrency,” reveals Ricardo Guadalupe, the CEO of Hublot.
There are three core elements in the Big Bang Unico Ledger package: the watch, a limited-edition Ledger Nano X crypto wallet, and a special sapphire watch box. These elements will be delivered in an exclusive presentation box made of a transparent smoked black sapphire chosen to illustrate the transparency and security that is the ethos of blockchain and decentralized currency. The case also makes an ironic reference to the solid, once impervious nature of traditional vaults and safes, which serve no function when it comes to digital assets.
The watch is based on the Big Bang, which has a 42mm black ceramic case and a skeletonised automatic chronograph in-house movement. Most striking is the watch’s high-contrast golden bezel, cast in solid “Electrum,” a natural gold and silver alloy that was used by Lydian and Greek societies in around 625-600 BC to mint the earliest known coins. For the watch, Hublot’s R&D Department developed a special stainless version of the alloy containing a 50/50 gold-silver mix. The Bitcoin Latin motto “Vires in Numeris,” or strength in numbers, is stamped six times into the bezel’s outer edge. Together, these themes capture the spirit of the world’s oldest and newest currencies. The case back is engraved with the Ledger logo and the 50-piece limited-edition number.
This watch is indeed the future and will pave the way for the two industries colliding—ultimately redefining luxury in the modern world. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.