It was at the Mecca of the watch-making world—where Hublot Watches Dubai Mall Replica unveiled its Football watch dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World CupTM—that the Swiss watchmaker blew the whistle to start this special game held in this original location. The format for a legendary game bringing together stars from the world of football and Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, under coaches Diego Maradona and José Mourinho.
Everything was in place, from the 4th official’s panel to the official FIFA World CupTM mascot, Zabivaka and the recently unveiled Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM watch that gave a live demonstration of its functions. Hublot’s smart technology gave international referee Nicola Rizzoli notifications from Goal Line Technology live throughout this Match of Friendship, just as it will during the 2018 FIFA World CupTM. According to protocol, the two teams exchanged pennants at the start of the game. Going beyond pure ritual, this was a symbol of a friendly game held under the banner of friendship.
A legendary match at Baselworld © Hublot
Maradona’s team : Tino Asprilla, Roberto Carlos, Hernan Crespo, Gianni Infantino, Christian Karembeu, Marco Materazzi, Gaizka Mendieta, Angelo Peruzzi, and David Trezeguet
José Mourinho’s team : Usain Bolt, Vitor Baía, Stéphane Chapuisat, Marcel Desailly, Damien Duff, Robbie Keane, Patrick Kluivert, Richard Orlinski and Alexei Smertin.
Back into the Hublot HUB6311 motion, it is performed in Ruthenium-coated Anthracite, and Hublot also boasts of an “imperceptible” crystal over the cage that holds the top part of the tourbillon utilizing a bridge. I will need to wait to watch this in action carefully, but Hublot says the outcome is that the aesthetics of a flying tourbillon while providing the equilibrium of a tourbillon with two pivot points.The watch is 45mm wide but 14.8mm thick, that can be fairly sparse, thanks partially to the manual-winding movement. The crown is at 4 o’clock with the chronograph pusher over it which Hublot asserts is an ergonomic choice – though I can envision an errant digit or thumb hitting on the pusher unintentionally when adjusting the crown. That would be somewhat annoying, even if the movement weren’t sufficient to start the chronograph. But I’m just speculating and nitpicking here.The Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph is a dramatic but not gaudy tribute to Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, although we do not have pictures of the gold model still, the titanium and PEEK Carbon (that is carbon made with specially long fibers for durability) look utterly incredible to me. I’m a fairly big fan of Hublot, however I think even people who say some of their offerings are “too much” will probably have the ability to appreciate the design here. Obviously, that appreciation will be accomplished similarly to most admiration of Ferrari’s cars: by a distance. Coming in 70 pieces of each model, the ceramic version will be priced at $127,000, the carbon model at $137,000, and the King Gold version will cost $158,000. At Baselworld 2017, Hublot announced the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis, the latest chapter in their assortment of Manufacture Piece (MP) watches. Hublot made a compelling 3-sided sapphire crystal case that tapers at 6 o’clock especially to exhibit the dual rotation of the bi-axial tourbillon. Not merely the case was produced to set the bi-axial tourbillon front and center, the new movement was made with maximum visibility of the mechanism in your mind. So, yeah this Hublot is all about being seen and the result is a wristwatch that’s unlike any other.
At half-time, a freestyle football demonstration confirmed that anything can be done with a football: a performance from the “Freestyle Football” group, made up of 5 Polish football free stylers with incredible skills, presented an extract from their show that has already toured the world. At the end of the game, the spirit and contagious energy of football was kept alive with the Cuban hip hop of the group Orishas who set the pitch alight, before DJ Teddy-O—another friend of the brand—spun the decks to produce his mix for the evening.