Last year, Hublot Watches 90 Off Replica announced its partnership with Chelsea Football Club in the English Premier League. Along with that announcement, they also unveiled the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC watch, which was the first watch made in cooperation with Chelsea and also the official watch of this club. Now, a year after, Hublot and Chelsea have teamed up for another watch, and here it is, the Hublot Big Bang Chelsea FC.Football (or soccer, if you are American) is one of the world’s hottest and watched sports. As a result, soccer has become a significant marketing device for Hublot. Besides Chelsea, Hublot also has strong ties with two other major European clubs — Juventus of Italy and Benfica of Portugal. It sports a 44mm satin-finished stainless steel case plus a glowing blue bezel made out of carbon fiber and Texalium. The bezel is held in place by Hublot’s distinct H-shaped screws, which are made out of polished titanium. The crowns and chronograph pushers are stainless steel and include black rubber inserts. Lastly, the watch is water resistant to 100m and comes with a rubber-lined blue alligator strap with white stitching.Like that the bezel, the dial is a bright sunray blue but is satin-finished. At 3 o’clock you’ve got the 30-minute counter to get your chronograph, and at 12 o’clock you’ve the 12-hour counter for the chronograph. The subsidiary seconds dial is at 9 o’clock and it includes the engraving “SW6” — the postal code where Chelsea’s arena, Stamford Bridge, is situated.
With a movement design inspired by Meccano, the children’s construction toy comprised of metal strips, the Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 is functionally simple but unusually constructed.
Originally introduced in titanium or black ceramic, the MECA-10 is now available in Magic Gold, the the gold alloy proprietary to Hublot Watches Dhgate Replica that’s actually a composite of gold and ceramic. This gives the material the approximate colour of gold – though Magic Gold recognisably different from regular yellow gold – but a surface hardness of almost 1000 Vickers, some eight times that of ordinary 18k gold.
While the case material has changed, the 45mm diameter remains the same, as does the case design and construction. Typical of Hublot, the case is a metal sandwich – gold for the bezel, as well as top and bottom plate, with a black carbon fibre composite in between.
The MECA-10 is powered by the HUB1201, a hand-wound movement with a 10-day power reserve. Beyond the lengthy 240-hour autonomy, what makes the MECA-10 unusual is the rack-driven power reserve indicator that’s visible on the front.
A rack and pinion system – the rack is visible on a horizontal track from one to 11 o’clock on the dial – drives a series of gears that show the days of power reserve remaining on the sub-dial at six o’clock. A secondary indicator sits at four o’clock, with a red spot appearing in the indicator for the last 48 hours of power reserve.
Most of the movement is revealed, in fact, with both the front and back being skeletonised. On the front the balance wheel can be seen at eight o’clock, while on the rear the two large mainsprings are visible inside skeletonised barrels. The three prominent horizontal bridges on the back feature circular perforations, replicating the look of the metal strips of a Meccano set.
Price and availability
The Big Bang MECA-10 Magic Gold (ref. 414.MX.1138.RX) is a limited edition of 200 pieces, available starting mid-January 2017 and priced at SFr32,900, or about US$32,100. The price is indicative and subject to change.