Celebrating its partnership with the Premier League, Swiss watchmaker Hublot has unveiled a limited-edition version of its Big Bang e smartwatch with a dedicated application, new dial and new strap, in purple, the iconic color of the Premier League.
“In these challenging times, football continues to be a source of much-needed joy for fans all over the world. Hublot loves football and continues to partner with the game’s greatest competitions,” said Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe. “It’s our privilege to introduce the Hublot Big Bang e Premier League, a connected watch designed to bring passionate fans even closer to the world’s most-watched league. Hublot is really proud to be working with the Premier League and to be creating memorable experiences for people who love watches and love football.”
In addition to all the football stuff, users also get a pre-installed watchface and theme that reflects the branding. If you don’t like the color or the look of the watch, you can change it easily by choosing rubber strap colors and dial configurations.
The Hublot Loves Football Premier League app is pre-installed. This app provides users with animated notifications to alert them to Premier League match kick-off times (15 minutes before the game starts), goals, penalties, substitutions, yellow and red cards, and time added on. The dial can be set to display the time using digital or analog displays and, when a match starts, the watch automatically switches to “Match Mode”, reports Hublot.
The app will also show team line-ups and VAR decisions. When it signals a match is over, it will begin a countdown to the next fixture. If there are two games taking place at the same time, users will be able to switch between them with a simple screen tap.
The round display has a 390 x 390 resolution. The watch is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 and has 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. The battery lasts a day, according to Hublot.
“As a Hublot ambassador for many years, I can say that I am extremely proud to wear this magnificent watch that will bring fans of our league closer to the game,” says Jose Mourinho, Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur. “I’m even more proud to see Hublot and the Premier League come together – the best watchmaker in the world and the best league in the world. It’s a special match.”
The limited-edition Hublot Big Bang e Premier League smartwatch obviously will not be cheap. It will cost you $5,200 (£4,300). And since there are only 200 of these that will be made, you better hurry if you’re a die-hard Premier League fan.