At the moment it looks like two thirds of rhinoceros species that currently populate several parts of our planet may disappear in our lifetime. One of the main causes of this impending, irreversible loss is poaching. Now, Hublot has committed to a partnership with Kevin Pietersen and Save Our Rhino Africa India (SORAI) to conserve rhinoceroses threatened with extinction. This commitment takes the form of the Big Bang Unico SORAI, from which a large proportion of the funds raised from the sales will be directly paid to Care for Wild for the care and conservation of orphaned baby rhinoceroses, and to the South African National Parks agency to reinforce their nocturnal surveillance capabilities using airborne intelligence tools.
The illegal trade in rhino horn and poaching was one of the subjects debated in Geneva last August during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), demonstrating the urgency with which action is now needed. And above all, that means, being faster than the poachers.
Symbolic of the alliance, this 45-mm ceramic dial has donned the sandy tones of the sumptuous African bush and houses the image of a white rhinoceros. The skeletonized dial allows a generous glimpse on the movement behind it. Since it is dark, the Big Bang Unico SORAI is perfectly legible. The generously Super-LumiNova coated numerals, indexes and hands also contribute to this.
With 15,45 mm the case is relatively thick and provides a water resistance of 10 atm.
The Big Bang Unico SORAI is driven by an in-house caliber, the HUB1242. The automatic chronograph movement operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of 72 hours.
Strapped onto a matching NATO bracelet, the Big Bang Unico SORAI can express its commitment with personality by adopting the camouflage style of the second bracelet, made of rubber. the vulcanisation technology produces motifs in long-lasting colours that are perfectly drawn.
In buying the time piece, 100 people (since the watch is limited to this number of pieces) will become involved in this initiative undertaken by Hublot on the recommendations of SORAI.