Hublot Releases €13,000 Chukker Bang Timepiece

By P. Joseph

Swiss luxury watch-maker Hublot has launched a new limited-edition timepiece inspired by the sport of Polo.

Limited to just 500 individually-numbered pieces, the watch was created to mark the 2011 Polo Gold Cup tournament that took place in Gstaad, Switzerland late last month.

Hublot were the main sponsors of the ultra-exclusive sporting event, which draws high profile society figures, as well as some of the world’s best polo players, each year.

Name after the word 'chuka' - a term used for a single period of play in Polo – the watch features a 44mm wide casing with titanium grilling which can be removed to increase exposure of the dial. A hand polished sapphire crystal bezel, renowned for its resistance to wear and tear, is also included, whilst 50 more rubies are stored on the inside.

Other notable features include an automatic chronograph movement, a beige-coloured calf skin leather strap with ecru stitching, and water resistance of 100 metres.

Deliveries of the Hublot Chukker Bang will begin worldwide in October, priced at €13,200 (£11,450).

By P. Joseph