Big Bang Red Devil II Model from Hublot

Aug 04, 2009
The Swiss watch-making house Hublot is continuously extending its activity in the Chinese market. This time the company arranged a showy and extremely generous event, aimed at supporting the Hope Foundation through one million dollar donation.

Other reasons for the event to be held were the opening of the brand’s store in Hang Zhou, as well as the release of the Red Devil Big Bang’s second edition together with Manchester United team.

The horological company Hublot invited some of the best Red Devils players to run the risk of taking part in the competition that was supposed to test even the most unrivalled shooting skills. This adventure occurred on that very day, when the company’s first shop was opened in Hang Zhou at the prestigious department store “Hang Zhou Tower” .

Paul Scholes, Ji-Sung Park, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra were entrusted with a task of shooting the ball from the shore of the "West Lake" into a target located at a distance of 16 meters, on a boat.

Hublot promised that every goal scored by the players would be marked with a sum of 250,000 dollars to be transferred to the Hope Foundation. This is an organization, which obtains funds to assist children in China and Hong Kong through creating educational programs.

Jean-Claude Biver, Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, CEO of Manchester United, were there to support the four players. The enthusiasts, however, taking up such a challenge, finally failed the task. The event was brought to a conclusion by Jean-Claude Biver’s boarding on a boat to bring symbolically the ball in the hole. This action was followed by offering the Foundation 10,000 dollars additionally. The cheque for 110,000 dollars was presented to the actress Miss Lee Xing Jie and the singer Miss Xu Ru Yun, the renowned founders and representatives of the Hope Foundation.

Hublot and the Red Devils, involved in a close cooperation during a season, took advantage of this event to introduce a novel edition of the Big Bang, performed in the colors of the reigning English champions. Sporty and simultaneously refined in its exterior, this novel model will be highly appreciated by fans of both Manchester United and Big Bang.

The watch case with the diameter equal to 44.5 mm is sculptured in 5N rose gold. It is fitted with a black, satin-polished ceramic bezel, demonstrating six titanium H-shaped screws. The timepiece case is assembled with a sapphire crystal, exposing anti-reflection treatment. The watch comes with an adjustable black gummy alligator strap.

The Big Bang Red Devil II watch reveals a matte black micro-blasted dial with red hour markers, yellow motion-work, a 45-minute sub-dial with yellow figures at 9 o’clock position and the "Red Devil" logo, located at 3 o'clock. The dial also demonstrates brilliant black hands coated with a yellow luminous compound. The chronograph hand is performed in red color.

Animated by the self-winding Hublot HUB45 calibre movement, this watch boasts 100-meter water-resistance and a power reserve of 42 hours.

The model is produced in limited series of 99 pieces.

Topic: Hublot

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