Inspired by the Manchester United player, Japanese international, Shinji Kagawa, the renowned Swiss watchmaker created a very special Aero Bang Red Devil 26 watch. Sporting the famous English football club’s symbols and the player’s jersey number, this stunning sport watch is produced in the limited edition of 50 pieces, each of which will be delivered worldwide, along with a signed jersey. During the presentation of the new Aero Bang, Kagawa took part in a pretty unusual fundraising action, using his football skills to raise the sum that Hublot will donate in order to support young football players.
The new Aero Bang Red Devil 26 Chronograph is an ultra-modern sport watch that combines tough construction, with the sleek design and the brand’s high-end technology. Its masculine, 44mm case is crafted in black carbon fiber, designed, developed and produced entirely by Hublot. Made of the same material, a round bezel is fixed by 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws. At sides, you can see lugs in black composite resin, as well as a robust crown and two chrono pushers. The great looking contrast comes with a sapphire glass and a high-quality alligator leather strap with an inner rubber lining, both presented in Manchester United’s striking red color.
Bearing the transfer of the club’s red devil logo, red colored sapphire crystal covers a skeletonized dial that features red applied hour markers and skeleton hands, as well as three sub-dials and the date window. The transparent sapphire crystal case-back features a print of Kagawa’s jersey number 26 and his autograph.
Besides, it opens a clear view at the mechanical parts. It is a HUB 4214 self-winding chronograph movement, built of 257 parts, including a rhodium-plated and micro-blasted main plait, black plated bridges, a reinforced spring barrel and an openwork oscillating weight with black PVD coating. This mechanism oscillates at the 4Hz frequency and provides 42 hours of power-reserve.
Hublot Charity Shooting
The official timekeeper and the watchmaker of Manchester United, the Swiss watchmaker, Hublot, organized an extraordinary charitable event, called Charity Shooting, giving Kagawa a chance to demonstrate his skills by shooting balls into ten targets with different values.
At the end, the total value of shot targets was the sum that Hublot donated to support young football players. The maximum fund was 10 million JPY and Kagawa succeeded to raise 3million JPY (around $31,000).
This was not the first time that the Japanese football star collaborated with Hublot. In July 2012, along with other Manchester United players, he participated in a charity fashion show in Shanghai, taking the catwalk with a Hublot watch on his wrist.