Hublot’s Chukker Bang watch for the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad

Andrea Divirgilio / August 22, 2011

Hublot Chukker Bang watch for Polo Gold Cup

The uber-rich known for having a knack for the expensive variety of sports, which in some ways will always have memorabilia of similar novelty associated with it, and one of those is the game of Polo. The game, traditionally associated with royalty, has now been of considerable interest to a large group of people, and hence the collection of precious memorabilia such as the Hublot Chukker Bang watch, which is a tribute to the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad. Hublot isn’t new to the idea of making special edition timepieces. We have shown you the Red Devil Bang Chronograph, and the Big Bang Watch for Bassel World 2011 event and joining their league, will be the Chukker Bang limited edition timepiece.

The sport of Polo, which stands for action, precision and speed, gives these elements in the form of the overall concept of the watch, which is pretty apparent in the shape and design. With generous use of Titanium, it carries forward a sporty look along with a signature of being rare, and rather elite in its being. After all, there will only be 500 individually numbered of these to be made for the Polo Gold Cup. The casing of the watch is a 44 mm wide with titanium grilling which can be removed if you desire to expose the dial a bit more. The covering or the bezel of the dial is a hand polished sapphire crystal which is known for its resistance to wear and tear, and scratches. On the inside, there are 50 more rubies used in the various components, apart from the contrasting red nickel hands on the dial face, and the Rhodium plated central plate. The strap of the watch is a beige colored calf skin leather strap with ecru stitching, which features highly detailed work of hand craftsmanship. However, the buyers will have 2 options to choose from; pure titanium version and the titanium with diamond grille version.

On researching about the abstract name for this classy timepiece, we found that it gets the name from the term used for a single period of play in Polo, called the ‘Chuka’. The automatic chronograph movement, which forms the core of the functioning, is timed according to this period helping the wearer keep a close watch on his game. Since we are associating with a sport, it features a rugged quality of water resistance of 100 meters of depth, till which it functions smoothly. With the designing suggestions from a polo player like Facundo Pieres, the buyers can be rest assured of absolute perfection and precise functioning of this horological masterpiece.

Via: Hublot

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