Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch


Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch

Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch

Time, muscles and hope against disease
La Cote des Montres - July 9th, 2017

“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 ambassador

Since 2005, Hublot 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 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.

To fully underscore the commitment of Hublot 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.


Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch

Gold for victory; green for hope
Accelerating time to beat disease 

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.

¹ "It’s the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important." The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Usain Bolt


Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch

Technical characteristics

Reference:411.JX.4089.RT.OWM17 - Pièce unique
Case :Polished sapphire
Bezel:Polished sapphire
Diameter:45 mm
Thickness:16.30 mm
Water resistant:10 ATM (100 m)
Screws “H”:Polished 18k yellow gold
Glass:Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown:Satin-finished 18k yellow gold with HUBLOT logo
Pushers:Satin-finished 18k yellow gold
Case back:Polished sapphire engraved "UNIQUE PIECE"/td>
Case back Glass:Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + "OWM17" logo
Dial :Microblasted yellow gold plated skeleton dial
Satin-finished yellow gold plated appliques with black luminescent
Hands :Satin-finished yellow gold plated hands with black luminescent
Usain Bolt special second hand
Movement :Caliber Hublot HUB1242
Type:UNICO Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Date:Window at 3.00
No of Components:330
Jewels :38
Frequency:4 Hz (28'800 A/h)
Power reserve:72 hours
Strap :Lined transparent Rubber
2nd strap: Black rubber and yellow gold calf strap with flag of Jamaica
Buckle:Titanium and yellow gold deployant buckle clasp