The Official Watch of this year’s UEFA European Championships 2016 is Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph EURO 2016 which is powered by the brand’s in-house Manufacture calibre, the Unico HUB 1261 automatic movement with a bi-retrograde module.
How does the Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph 2016 UEFA EURO 2016 work?
First, some football basics. Every football match officially lasts 90 minutes and this is the regulation time. The game is played over two halves with each half lasting 45-minutes.
There is a fifteen minute interval or half-time between the first and second halves.
Now take a closer look at the Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 football sports watch
Just below the 12 o’clock position is an aperture that displays either “1”, “½”, “2” or “End”.
This is what the brand has termed the “match period display” which essentially tells you “the ongoing period” or at what stage the football game is at: “1” is for the first half of play, “½” is for half-time, “2” is for the second half and “End” is for the end of match.
To select the relevant match time period, the pusher at the 2 o’clock position has to be activated.
How does one use the Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 to time the football game?
The main display for timing football matches is the circular arc found between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock.
There are two hands for indicating the elapsed time in minutes and seconds. Both hands have their functions (seconds or minutes) indicated on their respective counterweights.
Once the pusher at 2 o’clock is activated the chronograph seconds hand will make its 60-second sweep from “0” at 10 o’clock to “60” at 2 o’clock.
Once it reaches “60”, this chronograph seconds hand will jump back to its point of origin where it once again make its next 60-second sweep. This is the first retrograde feature.
The minute counter hand in red records the elapsed minutes. After every 45 minutes of play, one can stop the minute hand.
If the chronograph is not stopped after 60 minutes, the minute hand will jump back to its point of origin at “0”, and is ready to begin its recording of elapsed time once more.
This is the second retrograde feature which explains why this Hublot UEFA EURO 2016 watch has what is termed the bi-retrograde function.
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