We’re officially one month away from the kickoff to the 2018 World Cup. Millions of people all around the world will tune in to watch the games, but not all of us can be in Russia to root for our favorite teams in-person. However, Hublot, the official timekeeper of the games, has launched a limited-edition timepiece that will have wearers feeling like they’re cheering from the sidelines. FIFA fans, fix your eyes on the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Originally developed for the FIFA referees, Hublot created the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia timepiece utilizing extraordinary technology. One of the most fascinating aspects of this watch is the wearer’s ability to keep up with real-time notifications on soccer matches throughout the tournament.
According to Hublot, “the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia announces matches 15 minutes before their kick-off, as well as yellow and red cards, player changes and goals.”
But that’s not all. The timepiece will also joyously cheer along with you when a team scores by vibrating and showcasing “GOAL” across the face. Users can also stay abreast of other important aspects of the game such as stats, score, number of cards, who scored the goal, substitutes and match times, all through the watch.
“The Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia offers all the usual features of a smart watch, of course, but that’s not where Hublot has applied its innovation and audacity,” says Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. “It brings together everything that inspires the passion of football [soccer] lovers! The FIFA World Cup is the Holy Grail of emotions for football fans, so just imagine what an object such as a watch that captures each and every one of its moments, turning points, its stakes could suddenly represent? The football aficionados from among the brand’s friends have been waiting for this watch for a long time!”
Other noteworthy capabilities of the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia timepiece is that wearers can customize their watches face to reflect their favorite team in the World Cup. Each dial honors a country’s flag, and also has two “neutral” dials for unbiased fans. To show your love for your team even further, the timepiece’s strap is also interchangeable, so you can have a band that matches the flag as well. The timepiece comes packaged with two bands: one that showcases the FIFA logo and the other is a Hublot traditional black rubber strap.
Just like most smart watches, the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia timepiece is compatible with Android phones (4.4+) and iOS systems (9+). This means, wearer’s can also utilize the watch for other important business besides just soccer updates.
Technical aspects of the timepiece include a 49mm outer casing fashioned from polished and satin-finished titanium, a sapphire, anti-reflective treatment casing and is powered by an INTEL processor.
To honor the World Cup even further, Hublot limited the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia timepiece to only 2,018 pieces worldwide. To learn more about this timepiece or to inquire about purchasing one, visit www.hublot.com/en/collection/referee.
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