To mark a new partnership with Kevin Pietersen and SORAI (Save Our Rhinos Africa and India) to help put an end to poaching Hublot unveiled the Big Bang Unico SORAI for World Rhino Day on the 22nd of September.
Limited to 100, a large proportion of the funds raised through selling each watch will be directly paid to Care for Wild to assist in the care and conservation of orphaned baby rhinoceroses, and to the South African National Parks agency to reinforce their nocturnal surveillance capabilities using airborne thermal intelligence tools.
Hublot’s Big Bang comes in Magic Gold, titanium and sapphire (to list a few). But, there’s something to be said for the understated beige micro-blasted ceramic case found on the Big Bang SORAI. Its matt beige skeleton dial features a geometric Rhino motif within the running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, not too dissimilar to the angular aesthetic found on the Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski.
Beige lacquered appliqués with white luminescent provide contrast without overwhelming the more subdued aesthetic of the watch. The 60-minute counter at 3 o’clock is coloured in beige barring for a segment to display the date – which is also skeletonised, evident by the visible date ring encircling the dial in the space between the hour markers and the beige minute track.
Pared with both a beige nato-style bracelet and a camouflage rubber-lined strap. The rubber-strap is interesting in that it takes on the appearance of fabric. Already a pioneer in pairing rubber straps with high-end watchmaking, Hublot have upped themselves once again by implementing an advanced vulcanisation technology that allows them to draw patterns accurate to a tenth of a millimetre. And unlike fabric, vulcanised patterns are more resistant and durable to daily wear. Be that in the office, or in the middle of the Kruger national park.
Water resistant to 100 metres and with a power-reserve of 72 hours, the Hublot Big Bang SORAI houses the Hublot HUB1242 UNICO Manufacture self-winding chronograph movement. Featuring an automatic flyback chronograph with column wheel and double clutch visible on the dial side. It beats at 28,800 beats per hour and has 38-jewels. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Big Bang UNICO SORAI is $24,100. In addition to these stunning watches we recommend you to check two of our lists: TOP 25 luxury watch brands for men and the most beautiful and spectacular watches.