Hublot's FIFA-themed luxury smartwatch goes official and costs a small fortune

Hublot's FIFA-themed luxury smartwatch goes official and costs a small fortune
Hublot is a newcomer in the smartwatch industry, but it has tremendous experience as a watchmaker which plans to put to good use. As we previously reported, French brand is unveiling its first-ever luxury smartwatch powered by Wear OS by Google.

The result of the collaboration with FIFA, the smartwatch will be released under a weird name: Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia. When it teased its wearable device a few days ago, Hublot confirmed only a limited number of units will be produced, and today that number was revealed: 2,018.

The smartwatch is made out of light titanium and its bezel is decorated with 6 H-shaped screws and features Kevlar insert. The AMOLED display sports an analog mode dial and supports 400 x 400 pixels resolution. You won't be getting more than a day of battery life out of Hublot's luxury smartwatch, but you'll benefit from 5 ATM water resistance.

Since it's a FIFA-themed smartwatch, the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia announces the wearer about matches 15 minutes before their kick-off, as well as yellow and red cards, player changes and goals. 

Hublot's FIFA-themed luxury smartwatch goes official and costs a small fortune

On top of that, the smartwatch is set to vibrate whenever a goal is scored during a match. You'll also be getting match statistics such as the score, the number of cards, names of goal-scorers, player substitutions and match time.

The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is fully compatible with smartphones running Android 4.4 and above or iOS 9 and above. The $5,200 price is justified by the fact that this is a limited edition product and that it uses some high-quality materials. It will go on sale in mid-April, so start saving if you want one.

source: Hublot

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8 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

And I thought Apple watch was expensive

3. willywanta

Posts: 496; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Hublot is a super luxury brand. Apple is not.

2. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

"small fortune"

4. sabretigger

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Hublots are for tasteless knobs. This is worse.

6. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5469; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

So please tell me what brand is for the people with taste (and money of course)

5. sunnyfpy

Posts: 265; Member since: May 12, 2013

Expensive time⏱️

7. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Tag Heuer's effort with their smartwach has hardly set the world on fire. I doubt people will pay this sort of money for tech. People only pay big money for mechanical watches, in much rarer cases very well made quartz watches.

8. Feanor

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

You know that for sure? Because TAG Heuer claim that their Connected watch is making already a big percentage of their sales and they are already in the second generation of the product and they even diversified their lineup with a smaller model. What is your source?

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