Hublot presents its limited edition Big Bang Unico watch under its exclusive partnership with 2017 World Poker Tour. Now that’s what we call fusion of skills!
Don’t show your hand at poker, they say. You might want to reconsider this if you are wearing the Big Bang Unico watch by Hublot on your wrist. Then, figuratively speaking you can show your hand and still win at poker.
“A bet that places all of a player’s chips into the pot.”
Hublot had partnered with the 2017 World Poker Tour (WTP) in 2014 for the first time. The partnership continues till date. This alliance has brought together the fine craftsmanship of Swiss luxury watchmaking and the mastery of championship at poker. With this Hublot has etched its name as the first luxury brand to be both official timekeeper and official watch of an international professional poker circuit tournament. The tournament was held in China.
“A hand consisting of a three of a kind and a (different) pair.”
‘Hublot High roller’ competition this year started at 2 pm on the 18th of November, and lasted for 3 days. The finals, hosted by Loic Biver, General Manager of Hublot Greater China, were held on November 20th. Biver also proudly presented the Big Bang Unico World Poker Tour watch to the winner. Qian Zhi Qiang was declared the winner of the WPT Sanya Main Event title. He bagged the top prize of CNY 1,600,000 ($242,555). Hu Ling Fei and Li Cheng Bei came in second and third, respectively.
Apart from Biver, the event was attended by Adam Pliska, CEO, WPT®; Frank Ng, CEO, Our Game; and friend of Hublot and poker player Raymond and Eddy. As highlight of the evening, Mr Wu held a Texas Hold’em game workshop, and gave the guests a first-hand experience to the game as well as some useful tricks.
“An ace-high straight flush, the best possible hand in standard poker.”
Appreciating the skill required to play poker and realising the high stakes held by players, Hublot has designed the Big Bang Unico to reflect the intricacy of the game. Being a limited edition, a total of 188 pieces have been produced. The watch features a 45mm black ceramic case and a polished black ceramic bezel with micro-sandblasting, powered by the in-house UNICO Manufacture Chronograph.
Poker finds its way into the watch design by way of subtle elements. The case portrays the symbols of poker – Hearts, Clubs, Spades and Diamonds. The dial index at 8 o’clock is decorated by 7 rubies, representing luck and prosperity in the Chinese tradition. The WPT logo is etched on the case back crystal. The black rubber strap with black and red alligator stitching completes the look. You can also opt for red alligator strap with red stitching.
Now whether you are a poker player yourself or not, doesn’t matter. As long as you appreciate the game, you can flaunt the Big Bang Unico by Hublot. We bet you will be floored by its style, sophistication and precision. With a Hublot on your wrist, you are in for a ‘straight flush.’