Hublot has already established itself as an authority when it comes to bold-looking, salivation-inspiring high-tech ultra-luxury timepieces. Recently, the brand has teamed up with the famous Greengo nightclub (located in Gstaad, Switzerland, the iconic establishment that has just celebrated its four decades in business is a part of the Gstaad Palace Hotel that is known among particularly wealthy fans of the local ski resort for its plush apartments and especially friendly hosts) to offer this limited-edition Big Bang 44mm Greengo Bang (Ref. 301.CI.1170.GR.GGG10) chronograph. While offering nothing particularly new in terms of design, the sporty timepiece still looks impressive with its green-and-black (or vice versa) color scheme.
The limited-edition chronograph is offered in a standard 44.50 mm Big Bang case made of micro-blasted black ceramic with the bezel made of the same material, which is both durable and lightweight.
The Greengo Bang is animated by the same ETA Valjoux 7750-based HUB 4100 automatic movement that is ticking inside the 2009 Big Bang Gold that we have briefly reviewed two years ago.
The movement is slightly modified, though, to be more in line with the overall look.
Its mainplate, for example, is sandblasted and rhodium-plated, while the winding rotor is made of tungsten with a black PVD-treated dimpled surface.
To further reiterate its theme, the watch features lots of green elements. The crown and chronograph push-pieces are equipped with green rubber inserts, while the applied hour indexes and hands come treated with green Superluminova.
The club’s logo, which is located at 8 o’clock, is printed in orange.
By the way, the placement of the logo is symbolic. The Greengo Bang celebrates the 40th anniversary of the club and is delivered in a limited edition of 40 pieces. And the logo, as you may have already noticed, points at the 40 minutes mark on the minute track.
Although the watch is not particularly interesting from the technical point of view, it may still become a valuable collector’s item. And you can always wear it on St. Patrick’s Day!
For the suggested price of almost $20k (US pricing, may be more expensive in your part of the world), the Greengo Bang is more on an expensive side of the fence, but in return, you get unique, easily distinguishable styling that, while looking a bit too sporty to be versatile, will surely help you stand out from the crowd of proud owners of chronographs made by Rolex and Audemars Piguet.
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Build Quality: 5/5
Overall Legibility: 4/5
Nighttime Legibility: 4/5
Value for Money: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
Hublot Big Bang 44mm Greengo Bang specification (Ref. 301.CI.1170.GR.GGG10)
Price: $19,500 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Caliber HUB 4100 (based on ETA Valjoux 7750,) 252 parts, 27 jewels, in-house, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case: Microblasted black ceramic
Size: 44.50 mm
Lug width: 14.50 mm
Dial: Black with satin-finished ruthenium color
Hands: Steel, skeletonized
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black gummy alligator with green stitching AND rubber. Big Bang deployant buckle in black PVD steel; decorated cover and plate in black PVD steel; black PVD steel deployant buckle and buttons
Crystal: Sapphire, anti-reflective on both sides