Hublot and Ledger present the Big Bang Unico Ledger; this 50-piece limited-edition landmark timepiece marks a brand new era in horology, as the first wristwatch to bring fine watchmaking and high-end crypto technology together.
Be first, different and unique
The new watch pays tribute to Hublot and Ledger’s ethos “Be First, Different and Unique”. An avant-garde package contains three core elements: the watch itself, a limited-edition Ledger Nano X crypto wallet and a stunning sapphire watch box. The watch design is based on the Big Bang Unico, mimicking its 42mm black ceramic case and a skeletonised automatic chronograph in-house movement. This is contrasted by a golden bezel, cast in solid “Electrum”, a natural gold and silver alloy, popular with Lydian societies in around 580-590 BC (the Lydian people also minted the earliest known coins).
“The Hublot Big Bang Unico Ledger is a momentous collaboration that set the new standard for forward-thinking people who love watches, crypto and shaping the future” stated Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot Chief Executive Officer. “This is the year when the watch industry will come to embrace cryptocurrency. Hublot has always been first, unique, different and we’re extremely proud and excited to introduce a luxury Swiss Made watch that brings these two passionate, creative worlds together in such a historic, tangible way”.
Strength in numbers
This new incarnation of alloy contains a 50/50 gold-silver mix. The Bitcoin Latin motto “Vires in Numeris” (strength in numbers), is stamped six times into the bezel’s outer edge – as such, the design brings together the world’s oldest and newest currencies. The Ledger logo is engraved on the case back, along with the 50-piece limited-edition number.
The Big Bang Unico Ledger package includes the Ledger & Hublot Nano X in matte black, adorned with the brand’s logo. This is an exclusive limited-edition crypto-key; the signature digital asset wallet is a market-leading Bluetooth-enabled piece of hardware to encrypt, secure, manage, and grow your crypto assets. Presented in a transparent smoked black sapphire box, this packaging reflects the transparency and security of blockchain and decentralised currency. The casing also pays homage to the traditional vaults and safes of yesteryear.
“Hublot and Ledger both value creativity, scarcity and community. We are ecstatic to join forces with Hublot on this unique, timeless, extremely limited-edition watch. Our collaboration merges the oldest currency from ancient civilisations and cryptocurrency, in the same way that Hublot fuses innovative materials with horology” indicated Pascal Gauthier, Ledger CEO.
An open approach
An open, skeletonised dial showcases the watch’s elegant mechanical workings where normally they’d be covered by a dial. This enables a view through to the box and into the world of cryptocurrency, matching in with the brand’s theme of openness — Ledger, after all, has built a reputation on openly explaining how its technology works.
This collaboration between Hublot – an orgnaisation committed to a visionary future based on traditional expertise – and Ledger, marks a new beginning. High-end crypto and state-of-the-art mechanical watchmaking join forces for the very first time, in the Big Bang Unico Ledger.