Times, muscles and hope against disease
“It is our hope that this watch, along with what Usain Bolt and ourselves are offering the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, will symbolise this notion, the desire and the ambition to see “the strongest muscles – those of Usain Bolt – helping to support the weakest muscles – those afflicted by the muscle-weakening disease, muscular dystrophy.” Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot
“I’m thankful to have full use of my muscles and to have been able to run fast and set so many records. I’m happy to support Only Watch and help in the scientific and medical research on neuromuscular diseases.” Usain Bolt, three-time Olympic triple gold medallist and Hublot Big Bang 44mm Price Ambassador
Since 2005, Hublot $3 Million Big Bang Watch has been working alongside Only Watch to support the courage and determination both of children suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and of future generations, and so that, one day, research will triumph over this disease. Is there anyone who symbolises victory, courage, determination and the desire to excel better than Usain Bolt?
For the 2017 edition, Hublot Big Bang Quartz Replica has created a transparent watch out of sapphire, one of the most difficult materials to machine. In choosing this material, it has sought to convey a message – that of pushing limits ever further, always believing that they can be exceeded or overcome. A watch that embodies hope and the desire to win. Inspired by one of champion Usain Bolt’s favourite models, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch is emblazoned with the Jamaican sprinter’s trademark gold and vibrant colours. A symbol of victory to adorn the wrist.
The latter uses a stencil-style amounts ring which can really be viewed almost in complete behind the dialup, and the indicator for the present date is at 3 o’clock. Frankly, the date is among the less legible facets of dialup, but frankly, I appreciate it being second to the time because, while I enjoy having the date on a dial, I do not always want to appear at it. Moreover, sometimes I decide to not place the date (lazy), and that I really don’t enjoy a super conspicuous date window informs me constantly that I haven’t properly set it.So, overall, I’ve a lot of praise for your HUB1242, and that is apparently the consensus among the people who request to take a look at the Big Bang UNICO my wrist off. This latter practice is something I eagerly look forward to – especially when someone who I understand isn’t traditionally an Hublot Big Bang 38mm Ladies Steel Diamonds fan wants to have a look at it. The process is nearly exactly the same each time – they choose what they think is a large garish watch in their hands, just to devote a lot of time intimately taking a look at the dial and motion and saying something like “that is actually pretty nice.” I like to occasionally respond with, “damn right it is. Do you think I’d like a fresh with a crappy merchandise?” No, I really don’t like brands using crappy products, and Hublot is certainly none of these. . Hublot now makes some very strong watches whose moves stand up there with a few of the best. Yes, they are pricey – welcome to “luxury anything.”
To fully underscore the commitment of Hublot Big Bang O Fakes and Usain Bolt to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, and to illustrate the notion that it’s the time you give to a cause that makes the cause so important1, Hublot will organize a meet & greet between the winner of the bid and the fastest man of the world, Usain Bolt.
Gold for victory; green for hope
In a 45 mm Big Bang case, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch showcases a green and gold design paired with a transparent strap. This unique piece will be auctioned with a second strap, in yellow-gold colour calfskin, featuring the silhouette of the Jamaican flag, in a nod to the athlete’s origins. The counter at 9 o’clock bears the silhouette of the “Lightning Bolt” and his iconic victory sign. The skeleton dial is made from 3N 18K yellow gold.
This unique piece is accompanied by a PUMA t-shirt signed by the fastest man in the world.
Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 80,000, EUR 46,000 – 73,000, USD 52,000 – 83,000