Hublot. It’s arguably the most recognizable brand name in the luxury watch game. Jay-Z raps about it. The top athletes in sports wear it. Movie stars own one. Now, Bitcoin’s early adopters get the opportunity to look back and reminisce while wearing a piece of the future.
It’s called the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P. It retails for $25,000 USD and exists as a way to pay respects to Bitcoin’s inventor, the innovators who improved its technology and the early adopters who exposed the world to the next iteration of currency. Each intricate detail of the watch celebrates Bitcoin’s 10th birthday.
With so much to commemorate and recognize, it only makes sense that the Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is only available for purchase using Bitcoin. That’s not the only reason this luxury timepiece might be difficult to acquire. Only 210 of these watches will ever be made. The production limit alludes to the fact that there will only ever be 21 million bitcoins in existence until the end of time.
With the production of the watch, Hublot’s parent company, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, becomes the first luxury brand in the world to offer a product that can only be purchased with Bitcoin.
Just because Bitcoin and the blockchain were meant to be pseudo-anonymous however, doesn’t mean Hublot doesn’t do its due diligence. The company is working with a Hong Kong-based digital broker to handle anti-money laundering requirements and payment processing.
The delivery of the watches started in January at a predetermined Bitcoin price and the 210 pieces available are already sold out. It was in such high demand that the company is already planning to release a second exclusive series. As of next year, all of Hublot’s watches can be purchased using cryptocurrency.
Why The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P Stands Out
The first reason this watch stands out is pretty obvious. Only 210 of them exist, meaning there’s no way you can get one unless you find a collector willing to sell his.
It’s not just the quantity though that makes this Hublot priceless, it’s the design, precision and attention to detail that really provides the value. The outer casing surrounding the face of the watch is 45 mm, which matches Franck Muller’s Bitcoin series.
What’s different about Hublot is that each watch comes with a reference number, and that number is engraved on the outer casing in detail. This unique identification number isn’t just a serial number, it’s a number representing the Bitcoin transaction number used to buy the watch. Talk about a personal touch!
The case and bezel are made from micro-blasted and polished black ceramic. The inner casing of the watches made with Sapphire. The Sapphire provides in anti-reflective look throughout all the mechanics inside of the watch. The dial provides a skeleton blue color that really stands out. To the right of the dial is Bitcoin’s infamous logo, with circuitry simulating the mechanics of the blockchain acting as the backdrop. The watchband features a really cool blockchain-like design embossed right into it.
From a mechanical perspective, all of the watches featured in the Meca-10 series come with a 10-day power reserve, which is the number chosen purposely to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Bitcoin.
Other Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P Specifications
|Criteria||The Hublot Big Bang Meca||Other Bitcoin Watches|
|Price||$25,000+||Cheaper and more expensive brands available.|
|Type of Dial||Skeletonized, Red Gold Plated||All offer skeletonized dials with features unique to their brand.|
|Type of Strap||Black Rubber and Dark Blue Calf||Most offer only leather|
|Water Resistance||Yes||All watches are water resistant.|
|Type of Movement||HUB1201||All watches offer unique types of movement.|
|Dial Customization Feature||Yes||Some watches offer customization.|
|Power Reserve||10 days||Others don't reserve as much power.|
|Production Limit||210||ChronoSwiss has a lower production limit. Some watches available in larger quantities.|
The watch boasts an incredible 24 jewels and the mind blowing 223 different components that make it work every second of the day. The crown of the watch is Satin-finished and features micro-blasted PVD titanium with a black rubber insert.
The watch is 15.95 mm thick and the screws contain the trademark letter “H” logo embedded within them. With so much attention to find details, nobody will mistake this Hublot around your wrist for a knockoff.
Each part of the watch that controls its movement is hand crafted and takes between three and 18 months to make. This isn’t just a watch for your average crypto enthusiasts. This is a work of art that acknowledges the past, present and future of technology that embodies the highest standards of craftsmanship in the luxury timepiece industry.
With so much technology, hard work and imagination poured into one piece of jewelry, it makes sense that the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P could only be purchased with Bitcoin.
Not even Satoshi Nakamoto himself could have come up with a sleek design so priceless.
*All photos and videos courtesy of Hublot and LVMH.