Hublot, a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco has presented its new big bang blockchain watch that can only be purchased with bitcoin.
As per the announcement, the company is paying homage to both the iconic Big Bang series and Blockchain technology. This new watch is a 210-piece limited edition watch and it will feature Big Bang’s signature industrial design and some elements taken from bitcoin.
The announcement further elaborated that this big bang blockchain special edition watch is being launched to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin and the company’s recent collaboration with digital asset brokerage OSL. Hublot’s release explained that, “To show off the best of both sides, there is no better way than introducing a brand-new timepiece that manifests the essence of the two areas. This new watch is a 210-piece limited edition watch that can only be purchased with bitcoin, and a watch that can be bought directly from the watchmaker with bitcoins.”
The craze around cryptocurrencies seems to have faded away, with most of the blockchain-driven digital currencies trading significantly lower than their all time highs; however, cryptocurrencies might be down, but certainly not dead. Only 210 copies of the watch will be made – the number originates from an amalgamation of the fact that 21 million bitcoins can be mined and celebration of its tenth anniversary.
According to Hublot, the limited edition watch will feature the Big Bang series’ signature design along with aesthetics inspired from cryptocurrency. OSL will be the sole broker for all sales of the watch and will process all order data. The watch will come engraved with a unique serial number which will, in fact, be the number of the transaction on the blockchain they used to buy that watch, says Hublot.
Although, the price of the watch isn’t listed on the product page, but it’s available for pre-sale with the striking date set for October 31st. Hublot will start delivering the watches beginning 3rd of January 2019.