We Love That Hublot Loves Football


The FIFA World Cup in Russia is sadly almost over – what will we do when we get our lives back?! – and even the least attentive viewer couldn’t help but notice that Hublot runs a tight ship timing-wise. So it’s time to finally introduce the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. This smartwatch will instantly connect its wearer to every decisive second of the matches being played at the 2018 World Cup and brings the pulse of the matches to the wrist. There are also thousands of downloadable applications in addition to its competition functions. Also, the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is compatible with Android and iOS phones.
A smartwatch is a fitting choice since this World Cup is the first, where the referees can use VAR for the first time. The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia offers all the usual features of a smart watch and brings it together with everything that inspires the passion of football lovers. The referees’ watches will be connected to goal-line technology, an electronic video assistance system for refereeing which follows all the trajectories of the ball and determines for certain if the ball did or did not entirely cross the goal line.


FIFA asked Hublot to conceive the perfect watch to accompany them on the pitches during the matches. Hublot designed this connected watch, its first, for the footballing universe: the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is Hublot’s first smartwatch and simultaneously comes with all the attributes of the iconic Big Bang. Its emblematic architecture cut out of the lightness of titanium, its bezel decorated with 6 H-shaped screws, its Kevlar insert. Even the display on its analogue mode dial could pass for the same aesthetic as that of the automatic models.
In terms of size, its 49 mm case is what makes the first difference, then its motor, which, for the first time, is driven by technology connected to digital intelligence.


The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia shows its distinctive spirit as the personification of an application specially developed for the competition and a series of fan dials in the colours of each participating nation. Featuring several notifications, the watch announces matches 15 minutes before their kick-off, as well as yellow and red cards, player changes and goals. It vibrates, displaying the word “goal” instantly every time one is scored. During the match, the dial shows the match statistics including the score, number of cards, names of goal-scorers, player substitutions and match time.
Apart from 32 dials inspired by the flags of the participating countries, and two neutral dials. It is available in analogue or digital versions.
In a turn of the dial, with the swipe of a finger, a team can be selected or a competitor closely followed.

Thanks to it interchangeable One Click-strap, the watch can easily be matched to one of its two straps. Two are provided with the watch, a cuff strap in sponge (this is the one, on which the referees wear their watches) and a black lined natural rubber strap.

The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is a limited edition of 2018 pieces.


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