Hublot has launched another in its series of football/soccer watches – this time to mark the start of the European Football Championship.
The tournament was due to be held between 12 June and 12 July last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked havoc with this plan, though. Hence, the competition has been rescheduled for 11 June to 11 July 2021.
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Technically, this is not really a new watch. Hublot has already released a device with pretty much the same specs last summer. Our guess is that was the version of the watch that was planned ahead of the tournament. Hublot already had parts in stock so it made sense to shift the devices. At the time it was anyone’s guess when/if the tournament would take place.
But now we are getting a revamped version called Hublot Big Bang e UEFA Euro 2020. You’ll notice the luxury watch maker has not changed the year in the naming convention. No point in doing this as UEFA has decided to retain the name “UEFA Euro 2020”.
Let’s get this out of the way first – this is an overpriced timepiece. At $5,800 it impresses as a collector item rather than specs.
In terms of design, Big Bang e UEFA Euro 2020 packs a 42mm case that holds a 1.2 inch (390 x 390 pixel) AMOLED touchscreen protected with scratch-proof sapphire crystal. On the side is a push-button bezel that you can use to interact with the thing.
The bezel is decorated with flags of the original 12 host nations of the tournament. There have been venue changes due to the pandemic since the initial announcement, so not all of these countries will host games at EURO 2020.
Under the hood the WearOS device sports a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. Powering everything is a 300mAh battery. You’d think for that price tag Hublot would include the latest Snapdragon Wear 4100. Or a heart rate sensor and GPS for that matter. But you do get an accelerometer, gyroscope and microphone.
The device provides live scores and stats from the games. But then again, for the $5,800 you could just travel to the tournament and watch the games yourself.
Only 1,000 pieces of the watch will be made, which should be enough. If you’ve a few thousand dollars lying around and are a soccer/football fan, the timepiece might pique your interest.
You can check out the Big bang e UEFA Euro 2020 model on Hublot’s website.
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