If there’s a single athlete in the world who personifies the magical inner workings of the human body it’s Usain Bolt. As the fastest man on the planet, Bolt relies on nothing but his own mechanics to accomplish unprecedented feats. 2016 is a big year for Bolt. In spite of suffering a torn hamstring during Olympic trials he’ll be going for his third triple gold in Rio and odds are he won’t let an injury get in his way. In honour of the champion sprinter’s perseverance and downright epic abilities, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot has released two limited edition timepieces that like Bolt himself demonstrate top tier performance by way of superior inner mechanics.
First up is the Big Bang Unico Usain Bolt Yellow Gold. Limited to 100 pieces, the watch hosts a treasure chest’s worth of 18K yellow gold and crystal sapphire between the case and case back alone. At first glace the eye is captivated by the stellar black skeleton dial face with lightning bolt chronograph and sturdy yellow gold bezel that’s satin-finished and secured by 6 industrial strength H-shaped screws. A Jamaican flag embossed on the black and gold strap rounds out the visual homage to the world’s greatest runner.
In the slightly less exclusive department is the Big Bang Unico Usain Bolt Ceramic Watch. This one will be limited to 250 pieces and replaces all that 18K yellow gold with smooth, polished black ceramic. Like the Yellow Gold variation, the Big Bang Ceramic Watch also utilizes the best of Swiss engineering and plenty of crystal sapphire. Again, a Jamaican flag on the strap and lightning bolt chronograph remind you who brought this beauty to life in the first place.
All eyes will be on Usain Bolt this summer in Rio, however should you buy one of these incredible timepieces a few of those eyes might stray in your direction. The Unico Big Bang Collection in general is simply too magnificent to be ignored.