Hublot adds another big name to their long list of collaborators with the Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono done in collaboration with FIFA for the 2014 World Cup. The name refers to the two retrograde hands which clock the seconds and minutes for each half on a specially designed scale with a window at the center of the dial showing which half is being timed. The main timekeeping is located in a smaller dial at 6 o’clock, so you can wear the watch off the field.
The new HUB1260 in-house movement was built using the same dual-coupling column-wheel technology as the UNICO caliber, but with the difference of using two center-mounted retrograde hands for the chronograph mechanism. The movement features 385 parts and is the first bi-retrograde caliber from Hublot and is currently patent-pending.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono is limited edition, with 200 numbered pieces in ceramic priced at $26,300 and 100 numbered pieces in King Gold priced at $42,400. For more info, head over to Hulbot’s website.