Thursday, March 4, 2010
Diego Maradona x HUBLOT - New Brand Ambassdor + “Big Bang” Maradona Watch
Beloved by his countrymen, detested by his competitors, soccer’s Diego Maradona is both a man of immense talent and controversies. The former captain of the Argentina National Team (AFA) and currently its manager just received another title today as timepiece maker HUBLOT’s newest ambassador. Honoring this unique partnership with Maradona, who himself is an avid watch collector, the Swiss-base brand designed a commemorative watch – the Big Bang Maradona.
44.5 mm in diameter, this special Big Bang composed out of black ceramic, microblasted for texture. A sapphire crystal covered a black dial face, adorned with Argentine blue and white in luminescent on numerals. Maradona’s jersey number, 10 in Mexcellent font inscribed on a sub-dial around the 3 o’clock position, while an etched version of his signature is on the dial’s 6 o’clock position. HUBLOT HUB1146 chronograph movement with 55 jewels and 42 hours power reserve. A black ceramic case back with another sapphire crystal inscribed with an image of Diego Maradona’s arms up in victory. A luxurious alligator band reinforced with rubber back and Argentine blue stitching further accentuate the timepiece.
The HUBLOT – Big Bang Maradona Chronograph will be a limited edition of only 250 units made and will be available at selected HUBLOT retailers.
All pics & info via www.freshnessmag.com