Hublot, a name famous for high-end designer watches, has announced a limited edition smartwatch for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Unlike other luxury watchmakers who dip into this side of the market, the Swiss company actually used Google’s Wear OS in its surprise move.
The watch carries the name Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia and is constructed from titanium. Six H-shaped screws serve as decorative pieces on the bezel. While, a Kevlar insert provides more rigidity and protection.
Hublot elected to use an AMOLED display for the screen with a 400 x 400 pixels resolution. It will come out of the box with an analogue mode dial, 5 Atmosphere water resistance and a day’s worth of battery life.
There’s also integration with the Russia 2018 World Cup. As it will notify owners about matches 15 minutes before kick off, all yellow and red cards issued, and on any players being substitutions. It will also even vibrate with each goal scored in matches as it syncs with servers handling the score data.
Only be 2,018 sets of the Big Bang Referee 2018 World Cup Russia issued, and each will come with two patented “One Click” strap: a sponge cuff-strap with the 2018 FIFA World Cup emblem and a lined black rubber strap with Hublot’s logo. It will be priced at US$ 5,200 (RM 20,371) each when it goes on sale in May.