The Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 is a sports watch, more specifically, a football wristwatch as it was specially designed to time football matches.
The engine in this Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 football sports watch is an in-house Manufacture movement – the Unico HUB 1261 automatic movement.
In addition to the patented self-winding mechanism, it features a bi-retrograde module.
This is the third time Hublot is participating in the UEFA European Championships, a quadrennial football competition (that is, taking place once every four years) for European countries.
The Official Watch of the UEFA EURO 2016 is understandably Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph EURO.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 watch wears the blue, white and red livery – the colours of the French flag or le drapeau tricolore.
That is because France is the host country of the 15th UEFA European Football Championship that is being played from 10 June 2016 till 10 July 2016.
By our reckoning, this makes the Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 a “complete” watch. This is, in a sense, somewhat unlike the Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono King Gold Carbon which was the Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
This watch had yellow and green colours on it but it did not have blue to make it “complete” as we mentioned in an earlier article written in 2014, Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono. That is because yellow, green and blue are the colours of the Brazilian flag.
Football is a universal sport played throughout the world and international competitions tend to draw a large spectator audience.
The UEFA EURO 2012 was no exception as more than 8.1 billion viewers watched the matches played on television, according to information provided in the UEFA press kit.
This may sound far-fetched given that the world’s human population is estimated at 7.3 billion. However, it is not far-fetched, simply because the 8.1 billion viewers refer to the cumulative total number of people who watched the UEFA EURO 2012 for all the matches played.
This explains Hublot’s venture and investment into the sport as Jean-Claude Biver, chairman of Hublot and the watches division of LVMH wants the brand to be where potential customers are.
Many more viewers are expected for UEFA EURO 2016 as 24 teams have taken part as compared to 16 in 2012. As such, the total of 51 games will be played, 20 more than in 2012.
In addition, some 150 million TV spectators are expected to follow each game of the UEFA EURO 2016 “live”. Each match is being broadcast live to more than 230 territories around the world.
Other related articles on timewerke.com that may be of interest:
i. How it works Part 1: Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016
ii. How it works Part 2: Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016
iii. Hublot Big Bang Alarm Repeater: Simple programming
iv. Bulgari Octo Bi-Retro Brazil: Brazilian wax?
v. Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono