After 18 months developing and testing, a new automatic movement, HUB1260, was produced. It consists of 385 components and has a retrograde movement. So far, this is the first watch that has a retrograde movement placed on. When you push the start button, the small second and minute hand will start recording time in a fan-shape sector with minutes as a round. There are two buttons on the side: one for start and another one for stop and reset. The button at 2o’clock can control 4 modes of chronograph: one for first half, one for the half time, one for the second half and one for the end of game.
For this hublot big bang replica, one great challenge comes from the satisfaction of such a movement, because this unusual way of displaying is destined to consuming more energy than usual movement, and the fast rotating movement requires a powerful energy reserve. After long times of optimization and choosing on the materials, time will be displayed precisely without any influences and such optimization will lower the energy consume and fraction. Sure, time would not stop in the event, and that’s why two hands at 6 o’clock are set to display the past hours and minutes, while seconds is placed in a fan-shaped sector. Any irregularity will easily be found through looking at the proper working of these three hands. By the way, the movement can last 72 hours.
Still edges and corners and sandwich structures can be seen on the Unico Bi-Retrograde, and some optimization was made to it: the one-key switch well-known in the watch circle will make it easier to change straps. Every Unico Bi-Retrograde has a natural rubber strap. In addition, it reaches 100 meters when speaking of the water resist. Although Hublot Big bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono was designed for FIFA event in 2014, it was crowned as “Soccer Bang”.