The Swiss-based watchmaking company has informed us last Friday about their new Hublot Big Bang FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 Winners (Ref. 361.SE.2090.RW.1104.NAS11) ladies watch. Although powered by a simple quartz movement, the watch still offers a nicely executed body adorned with more than a hundred diamonds totaling almost one carat.
As you can see on the heavily photoshopped picture that was disseminated by Hublot’s press service, the new limited edition watch is presented in their signature “Big Bang” body.
Since Hublot has long been associated with huge, even gargantuan timekeepers, its impressive size of 38 millimeters in width can be considered small by their standards.
Featuring polished and satin-finished surfaces, the body of the watch provides nice background for the diamonds-set steel bezel, which is fixed to the case with six traditional H-shaped screws.
The notched setting crown of the piece was, too, crafted from steel and is decorated with a rubber insert of the same white color as the rubber strap, which is secured on a wrist with the traditional Big Bang deployant buckle.
What I extremely hate about the new Hublot Big Bang FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 Winners, is the pink color that was chosen for the applied hour markers, Arabic numerals and the central seconds hand. Not a single lady that I know or ever knew didn’t wear anything pink beyond the age of six. Where does this “girls love pink” stereotype come from? B-rated Hollywood movies?
Well, even if you, like yours truly, are not too enamored with the choice of color scheme, there is still a good reason to get this timekeeper.
You see, in its press release Hublot promises that “all proceeds of the sales of [the model numbered] 01/100 will be donated to a Non-profit organization “KIDS EARTH FUND (KEF)”, which is engaged in charity activities over the world to help kids, who are suffering from conflict, war, poverty or disasters. KEF also supports kids in Tohoku area, where was hugely affected by the earthquake occurred in March 2011.”
I am not sure about pricing, but their similarly styled model Ref. 361.SX.1270.RX.1104 retails for around $11,500, so there is a good chance that this particular timekeeper will be, too, sold at some $12,000.
Hublot plans to limit the model’s production to just 100 numbered pieces.
Build Quality: 5/5
Overall Legibility: 4/5
Nighttime Legibility: 4/5
Value for Money: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
Hublot Big Bang FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 Winners (Ref. 361.SE.2090.RW.1104.NAS11) quartz watch specification
Price: Approx. $12,000
Movement: Quartz, Caliber HUB2900, 43 parts, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 7
Movement frequency: N/A
Movement decoration: Gold-plated baseplate
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Power reserve: A couple of years
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case, set with 126 diamonds (0.87 carats) and fixed with 6 H-shaped polished screws
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Tonneau
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 38.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Hour markers: Applied, polished
Hands: Luminous, open-worked, rhodium-plated
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Adjustable white rubber strap with a Big Bang steel deployant buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective on both sides
Case back: Solid, engraved