Swiss watchmaker Hublot has once again teamed up with its brand ambassador basketball star Kobe Bryant. Together the two present the Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant. The launch coincides with the official opening of the brand’s new San Francisco boutique. This is the second timepiece the brand has produced with the basketball legend, after the success of the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph coinciding with his 2013 ambassadorship announcement.
Launched in Napa Valley and named after the player’s nickname “Vino,” the new watch is the first mechanical watch designed to time basketball games. The Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant is available in Ceramic and King Gold. Burgundy embellishments are reflected on the strap, stitching and dial of the timepiece. The Chronograph Retrograde is designed to time the two halves of a basketball game – an innovative concept that Hublot has produced specifically for this timepiece.
On the case back, a green glass in rare earth minerals with an interior anti-reflective treatment carries Kobe Bryant’s signature. Available in two versions, 18K King Gold and Black Ceramic, each piece will be delivered with two interchangeable straps – one black rubber and burgundy stitching and one burgundy python with burgundy stitching.