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Watches You Can Only Purchase This Luxury Hublot Big Bang With Bitcoin

You Can Only Purchase This Luxury Hublot Big Bang With Bitcoin

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By Brian Cheong
November 09, 2018
Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is the first watch that can only be paid for with cryptocurrency
Ricardo Guadalupe at the launch in Hong Kong (Photo: Hublot)
Ricardo Guadalupe at the launch in Hong Kong (Photo: Hublot)

With Hublot, you can always expect the unexpected. The maverick Swiss brand has now produced a limited edition watch that is sold exclusively online but can only be purchased using Bitcoin. Working in partnership with OS Limited (OSL), a leading digital asset brokerage in Asia, the Big Bang Meca-10 P2P also marks the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin, which was created in November 2008.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Dave Chapman, chairman and co-founder of OSL, launched the watch earlier this week at OSL headquarters in Hong Kong. It is a limited edition of 210 pieces, a number that references the 10th anniversary as well as the global limit of 21 million Bitcoins.

 

Photo: Hublot
Photo: Hublot

The watch also pays homage to Big Bang, an important model in the Hublot family. As the flag-bearer of the watchmaker’s Art of Fusion philosophy, this exclusive Big Bang boasts a microblasted black ceramic case, a high tech material containing zirconium dioxide pressed at high temperature.

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Photo: Hublot
Printed Blockchain on the sapphire crystal caseback (Photo: Hublot)

The 44mm case houses the skeleton HUB1201 with 10-day power reserve, its indicating gear visible at ‘6’. The sapphire crystal caseback is printed with the Blockchain on a map of the world, lending it a cyber-cool vibe. The Blockchain also inspired the pattern on the blue calfskin leather strap with black rubber lining.

According to hublot.com, pre-sale for the Meca-10 P2P is oversubscribed but there is still a chance to get your hands on it by registering online.

This article first appeared on my.asiatatler.com.

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