On the day of the draw for world football’s most prestigious club competition, Hublot announces a limited-edition version of the Big Bang e connected watch and a Hublot Loves Football UEFA Champions League app.
The new watch is based on the Hublot Big Bang e connected watch launched earlier this year, with a number of additional features designed to enrich the UEFA Champions League fan experience.
The 500-piece limited edition’s lightweight ceramic case and rubber bracelet are both in UEFA Champions League core blue. Owners will have various dials to choose from, downloadable from the Hublot Store. There are blue digital and analogue options, and a special colour-dial that can be customised to match one of the participating team’s kit colours.
The watch is powered by Wear OS by Google and comes loaded with the new Hublot Loves Football UEFA Champions League app. The user will get notifications to alert them to kick-off times (15 minutes before the game starts), goals, penalty, substitutions, yellow and red cards and time added on.
The app will also show team line-ups and VAR decisions, and then when it signals that the game is over, it will also begin a countdown to the next fixture. If there are two games taking place at the same time, users will be able to switch between them with a simple screen tap. The app will be also available to existing owners of the Hublot Big Bang e.
Hublot will also be equipping UEFA Champions League referees with a special version of the watch, which will not be made commercially available. Cast in a super-lightweight composite, it will be even lighter than the ceramic version.
It will also have additional technology designed to help the referee, including goal-line technology that signals to the referee when the whole of the ball has crossed the whole of the line. This means that even in a crowded penalty area there is no doubt about whether a goal has been scored or not.
Since it entered football in 2006, Hublot has timed dozens of domestic, European and international football competitions. This season, Hublot is also the Premier League’s Official Timekeeper for the first time, and next year it will time the UEFA European Championships, which have been rescheduled because of the pandemic but will still be known as UEFA EURO 2020.
Says Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot:
“Because of Covid-19, this has been a very difficult year for everybody, full of disruption. But the start of the UEFA Champions League gives football fans all over the world something to be excited about. Hublot is really proud to be working with UEFA and to be involved in this wonderful competition. We’ve worked hard to create these special watches for fans, and we know they will make the UEFA Champions League experience even more memorable.”