In part 1 of How it works: The Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016, we explained how the Manufacture Calibre HUB 1261 automatic movement with the column wheel chronograph can time football matches.
But what if there is added time? Can the chronograph function of Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Retrograde UEFA EURO 2016 still measure the additional playing time?
The answer is “yes” because this is a football watch and its chronograph display can still indicate elapsed time, up to a total of 60 minutes for each half of the game.
The “Added Time”, as inscribed on the counter scales and in red, is from the 45th minute to the 60th minute track.
Ok, for the ignoramus and non-football fans, what does “added time” in football parlance mean?
Added time is common in football matches. Termed “stoppage time”, it is generally known as “injury time”. According to the Football Bible (www.football-bible.com), the typical length of an injury period is three minutes.
Added time or stoppage time also covers substitutions, penalty kicks, goals including the issuance of red cards and yellow cards. As a rule of thumb, 30 seconds is added for each substitution, goal, red card or yellow card.
Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Retrograde UEFA EURO 2016 indicates which half of the match is being played with its “match period display” as well.
Does it matter which half of the game is being played?
Well, after the first set of UEFA EURO 2016 group matches, an article on UEFA’s official website, “EURO 2016 matchday one number crunching”, highlighted that for the games played, 16 of the 22 goals scored then occurred during the second halves of the game.
This is significant as it means 73% of the goals were scored during the second halves. In other words, the goal-scoring excitement occurred mostly in the second half of these games.
Moreover, it added that three goals were scored during the second-half added time; there weren’t any goals scored during added time of the first halves (during the first set of the UEFA EURO 2016 matches).
Do note that the stoppage time or “added time” is part of the two halves in regulation time and should not be confused with “extra time”, the Football Bible points out.
“Extra time” is the additional 30 minutes of play after a match. It covers two 15-minute halves and is given to decide the winning outcome of a game should both teams be tied at the end of regulation time.
The “Extra Time” indicated in red on Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 wristwatch can be seen on the chronograph counter with the first fifteen minute tracks in red.
Will this “extra time” indication on Hublot’s Big Bang Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 ever be used?
Well, a 1-1 draw resulted after the 25 June 2016 match between Poland and Switzerland at the UEFA EURO 2016. To break the stalemate, the match went into the 30 minutes of extra time which once again did not produce a winning team.
The game then went to the penalty shoot-out and Poland emerged victorious over Switzerland in a 5-4 win and will now be playing against Portugal in the quarter-finals of the UEFA EURO 2016 on 30 June 2016 at 9pm in Marseille.
On 27 June 2016 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (North America), the match (which is non-UEFA-related) between Argentina and Chile went into extra time after a goalless draw. After 120 minutes (90 minutes plus 30 minutes extra time) of game play, Chile won the Copa América Centenario championship following a victorious 4-2 penalty shoot-out.
While Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016 is the Official Watch of the UEFA EURO 2016, it can also be used for any football match such as the Copa América Centenario championship.
As for regular time on the Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016, it is displayed on the off-centred dial at 6 o’clock with the hour and minute hands. The continuous sweep seconds sub-dial is at 9 o’clock.
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. Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph UEFA EURO 2016: Because football is for everyone
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iv. Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono