INTRODUCING: The Hublot Bıg Bang Unıco Golf Orange Carbon
Complications are where watch manufacturers display their technical prowess. Traditional functionalities such as perpetual calendars or rattrapante chronographs are, well, complicated to manufacture. But Hublot is anything but traditional, developing pioneering materials through their “art of fusion” philosophy as well as some out-of-the-box complications you will not find anywhere else. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf, previously introduced in green carbon as a limited edition, presented an interesting timepiece for golfers worldwide – giving those hitting the green a mechanical means of tracking the hole, number of shots and total score on the dial. This time around the watch is back, but with a different colored case and strap in the form of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Orange Carbon. It’s a limited edition like its predecessor, so don’t hesitate too long if it tickles your fancy.
The watch is quite large, with a diameter of 45mm and thickness of 18.2mm, but odds are if you play golf religiously enough to want this hole, shot and scorekeeper on your wrist, you have the forearms to pull it off. Normally when I discuss a case finish you’ll find I describe things as either satinated or polished. Here, however, neither of the traditional finishes dominate its appearance. Instead, we have predominantly matte-finished black accents, and some brushed black accents, that compliment the chequered-like texture of the carbon fibre and its orange Tealium upper found on the majority of the case. On the left 8′ side of the 100 metre water-resistant case you have a reset pusher, and on the right, flanking each side of the crown, a shot pusher at 2′ and hole pusher at 4′. These intuitive pushers allow you to mechanically track your stats on the course with ease.
Inside, powering the Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Orange Carbon and its complications is the automatic MHUB1580 movement with a weekend-proof 72 hours of power reserve. Visible beneath the sapphire glass of its exhibition case back, you can take in its future-forward industrial aesthetic – with its matte-finished bridges and a winding rotor brushed and chamfered for added flair.