At the prestigious Hublot Polo Cup in Ascona, Switzerland, the renowned watchmaker presented its super cool Chukker Bang Chronograph watches to each member of the wining team. Launched two years ago to mark another exclusive Polo event, in which Hublot was also involved, the striking timepiece from the Big Bang Collection is inspired by this beautiful sport. It means that the Swiss manufacturer adapted its mechanism to catch the spirit of the Polo game. The Chukker Bang is produced in the Limited Series of 500 pieces and it is definitely one of the most authentic Big Bang watches.
Held on the shores of the beautiful Lake Maggiore, the Polo Cup in Ascona has been the first with Hublot in the role of official timekeeper. However, the Swiss brand has a great experience in similar events, since it has already involved in exclusive tournaments around the world, such as the Polo at the Palace, in AbuDhabi, the fun Miami Beach Polo and Polo Gold Cup in Gstaad. It nicely used the event to present its products to exclusive guests, especially the model dedicated to Polo.
Made of satin-finished titanium, a 44 mm Chukker Bang watch is distinctive at the first glance by the titanium grille that serves to protect a sapphire crystal glass. First time used for this model, this characteristic grille can be removed from the bezel, which gives the watch significantly different look. Matching a black dial, a microblasted black ceramic bezel makes a nice contrast with titanium parts. It is fixed to the case with 6 H-shaped titanium screws. The bezel lug comes in black composite resin, while two chrono pushers and a crown are crafted in satin-finished titanium.
Another feature that makes this watch unique is the 7 minutes and 30 seconds counter, located at the 9 o’clock position. It reflects the length of one period of Polo game, which is called “chukka”. Because of that, the watch got the name “Chukker Bang”. At the 3 o’clock position, there is a small-seconds counter, while the central chronograph hand tracks 30-minute time intervals. Finally, at the 6 o’clock position, there is a date window. This all is possible thanks to an in-house HUB1141 Polo Flyback automatic chronograph movement.
The mat black dial also features satin-finished ruthenium plated markers and hands with white luminescent, as well as chronograph minute and second hands marked in red. The watch is available with a brown calf leather strap, attached to black rubber.