The Rio Olympics is well on its way and Hublot have teamed up with the world’s fastest man to mark this grand sporting occasion.
Following a hamstring injury in the Jamaican Olympic trials last month, Usain Bolt has gone against the odds and will continue to contend for a gold medal in 2016. It couldn’t be a more fitting occasion with Hublot teaming up with Bolt on two new limited edition timepieces which faithfully portrays his legacy of competition.
More specifically the extravagant gold Big Bang Unico Bolt will symbolise the champion’s objective of a third triple Olympic gold at Rio. The gold version features an 18k gold case along with a gold plated calfskin strap sewn onto rubber. Only 100 pieces of this version will be created
For a more conservative and formal look, the Big Bang Unico Bolt will come in an all-ceramic satin black version with vibrant Jamaican colours giving nod to the man’s pursuit of a new world record. Accompanying the design is gold bezel screws which portrays the six gold Olympic medals that Bolt already has under his belt.
Both versions will sport a matte black skeleton dial with Lightning Bolt chronograph hand and a calendar display at 3 o’clock all powered by Hublot’s in-house HUB1242 winding chronograph flyback movement housed in 45mm cases.
A 72-hour power reserve finishes this special edition Hublot off nicely.