Paris St Germain unveiled a limited edition watch at a rooftop party at the Rockerfeller centre with strategic partner Hublot. The Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Paris Saint-Germain is created in a limited edition of just 100 pieces.
It is the brand’s second timepiece made with the French team and is a 45.5mm titanium-cased watch with the Paris Saint-Germain logo on the sapphire crystal caseback.
The watch is inspired by the team’s colors: red, white and blue, which are executed as part of the overall case and strap design. The titanium case features composite resin crown and pushers, with the 2:00 pusher accented in red. A metallic blue multi-layer dial contrasts nicely with the red and white hands.
The watch houses Hublot’s self-winding UNICO movement that is made in-house at the brand’s manufacture. The bi-retrograde caliber is designed to time two halves of a football match. Essentially, a retrograde hand is one that fulfills its timing and then jumps back to the beginning to start again. In this watch, the two retrograde hands (one red, one white) are seen in the 0-60 arc. The 385-part movement also offers column wheel chronograph and is water resistant to 100 meters. it will retail for $27,500.
Hublot has been an active fan of football since 2006, and just served as the Official Timekeeper of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada. The year before that the brand was a top sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Brazil, and Hublot has been the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the team since 2013. [Source: Forbes]
After the unveiling of the watch by Hublot’s USA Managing Director, Jean-Francois Sberro, and former New York Giants quarterback, Jesse Palmer, team players tried their hands at painting with the help from French Artist JonOne, who was present.
Together, they created a large canvas painting that will be auctioned off later this season to benefit the Fondation Paris Saint-Germain charity organization that helps sick and underprivileged children embrace life. Star players involved included Kevin Trapp (who just joined the Club last week), Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuldi and Thiago Silva.