Hublot recently announced a watch for Pele, a legendary soccer player. Now they have released the official watch for the FIFA World Cup 2014. This watch will definitely be found, most likely in large numbers, in their new boutique in Rio de Janiero where many wealthy people will be attending the World Cup. The watch is available in two satin finished versions, one in black ceramic and one in 18K gold. Each will share the same in-house calibre, the HUB1260 UNICO. With 44 jewels, 385 components, and a chronograph this movement is not only functional but also quite robust. The case size, like many other Hublot watches it is large at 45.5mm in diameter. The watch is available in a limited edition of 100 pieces (King Gold Carbon) and 200 pieces (Black Ceramic). Each is water resistant to 100m.
The chronograph is a little special due to the way it is displayed. Typically you will find a retrograde date, not chronograph but this is a very unique watch. There are two push-buttons on either side of the crown for START, STOP and RESET. However, the push button at 2 o'clock is also used to show the period of time selected from the following 4 options: 1st half, half time, 2nd half, and end of match. This is indicated by a window in the centre at 12 o'clock. Surprisingly, the running time is not the dominating feature of the dial, it is actually displayed on the sub dial at 6 o'clock. Finally, color scheme of the dial gives a nod to the colors of Brazil, the host company of the 2014 World Cup. The watch will be available to buy, if you can find it, from now up until they sell out. It is extremely limited and if you are able to find one you should consider yourself very lucky. This watch is very unique and it will sell very quickly because it has such a big link to the most popular sport in the world.
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
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