The young Swiss watchmaker that has already established itself as an authority when it comes to bold-looking, salivation-inspiring high-tech ultra-luxury timepieces 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 Hublot Big Bang 44mm Greengo Bang (Ref. 301.CI.1170.GR.GGG10) automatic chronograph watch. While offering nothing particularly new in terms of design, the sporty timepiece still looks quite impressive with its green-and-black (or vice versa) color scheme.
The watch is offered in a standard 44.50 mm Big Bang case made of microblasted black ceramic with the bezel made of the same material, which is both durable and lightweight.
The Greengo Bang is animated by the same HUB 4100 automatic movement that is ticking inside the Hublot Big Bang Gold model that we have briefly reviewed two years ago.
The movement is slightly modified, though, to be more in line with the overall look of the watch.
Its mainplate, for example, is sandblasted and rhodium-plated, while the winding rotor is made of tungsten with black PVD treated dimpled surface.
To further reiterate its theme, the watch features lots of green elements.
Its 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 quite symbolic. The watch celebrates the 40 year’s 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 watch seems to be 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.
Build Quality: 5/5
Overall Legibility: 4/5
Nighttime Legibility: 4/5
Value for Money: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
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Hublot Big Bang 44mm Greengo Bang Limited Edition automatic chronograph watch specification (Ref. 301.CI.1170.GR.GGG10)
Price: $19,500 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Caliber HUB 4100, 252 parts, 27 jewels, in-house, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Microblasted black ceramic
Bezel material: Microblasted black ceramic
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.50 mm
Lug width: 14.50 mm
Case height: No data
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
Case back: Sapphire