Hublot: Zero handicap

Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf

CASE : carbon fiber and Texalium, titanium pushers,transparent sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 100m

SIZE : 45mm x 18mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical selfwinding Caliber MHUB1580, 358 components, 72h power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, score card

DIAL : skeletonized, matt black, applied numerals and rhodium-plated, satin-brushed luminescent hands

STRAP : designed like a golf glove with white calfskin sewn on rubber, secured by a black ceramic and titanium folding clasp,second black Velcro strap, One Click system

For its first golf-dedicated watch, Hublot has chosen to focus on ergonomics, function and design with its very own champion golfer Dustin Johnson. Developed in cooperation with this talented brand ambassador, the Big Bang Unico Golf is an automatic wristworn score card, a watchmaking trick shot. It is endowed with essential ergonomic attributes, the first of which is legibility. The score is displayed through three ultra-readable apertures, respectively named Total, Shot and Hole. The second is user friendliness. Two colored pushers are used to adjust the Hole and Shot counters, while the MHUB1580 caliber belonging to the Unico movement family does the rest and tots up the score. The zero-reset pusher at 4 o’clock serves to move on to the next 18-hole round. The third key asset is lightness. The Unico Golf has a 45mm diameter to ensure legibility, yet a golfer’s wrist is a key factor in play and any excessive weight would have been a handicap. Thanks to its case made of Texalium, a glass fiber and aluminum composite, it weighs just 98 grams despite its 18mm thickness. Hence the last major attribute : comfort. To ensure the watch remains firmly in place, even after a hipwrenching drive shot, Hublot uses a supple calfskin strap based on the principles of a golf glove : eye-catching, perforated and stylish.

Journaliste expert en horlogerie et correspondant régulier de WorldTempus, David alimente notre rubrique technique.

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