It’s been a decade since Bitcoin changed the world of digital currency and Hublot are commemorating with a new timepiece only available to buy with the cryptocurrency: the limited-edition Big Bang Meca-10 P2P.
You can understand why Hublot would want to celebrate the revolutionary block chain currency; it changed and is still changing the way individuals across the world invest, exchange and trade money. The watchmaker even went so far as to partner with leading Asian digital asset brokerage OSL to ensure the new piece was available only through Bitcoin.
The watch itself is based upon the flagship Big Bang, with its chunky 45mm microblasted black ceramic case. It’s incredibly durable and, in pitch black, is more than a little intimidating. That case protects a skeletonised version of Hublot’s superb in-house HUB1201 calibre and its impressive 10-day power reserve.
So far so Big Bang, but there’s more to the watch than that. For one, the reverse shows a series of interconnected computers across the world, illustrating one aspect of how cryptocurrency works. On the front, the bezel is engraved with the transaction number of the watch itself, the specific, unique number attributed to the exchange of bitcoin for the watch. It means that each and every Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is unique.
Whether you want to hoard your hard-earned Bitcoin or splash out on this new, limited edition Hublot, you’d best be quick. With just 210 being built – a reference to the 21 million global cap on Bitcoin – they’re going to be harder to get hold of than the cryptocurrency itself.
Price & Specs:
- Model name: Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P (Ref. 414.CI.5190.VR.XBT18)
- Dial/Case: 45mm diameter, microblasted and polished black ceramic, black rubber and dark blue calf with embossed “Blockchain”
- Movement: Hublot HUB1201, manufacture skeleton movement with manual winding
- Power reserve: 10 Days
- Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
- Price & availability: USD $25,000 (equivalent in bitcoins), limited to 210 pieces
Pre-order here: www.hublot.com