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. 

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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