The watch that is on every referee’s wrist at the 2018 World Cup


By Su Fen Tan

The watch that is on every referee’s wrist at the 2018 World Cup

As timekeeper of the tournament, Hublot took on the responsibility to craft the official FIFA watch, one that will accompany the referees on the pitches at all the matches. Thus birthed the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup, the smart watch that keeps you connected to all the tournament updates on your wrist.

According to Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe: “The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is more than just a smart watch, it brings together everything that inspires the passion of football lovers. The FIFA World Cup is the Holy Grail of emotions for football fans, so just imagine what an object such as a watch that captures each and every one of its moments, its turning points, its stakes could suddenly represent? The football aficionados from among the brand’s friends have been waiting for this watch for a long time!”


Housed in the iconic Big Bang silhouette, this timepiece has the pulse of the 2018 World Cup in its veins. Besides keeping you on the ball with all the latest news and live match updates, you’ll also be able to sport the nation you’re supporting on your wrist, simply pick from the 32 dials inspired by the flags of the participation countries. In addition to the black rubber strap, the sporty timepiece also comes with a sponge wristband (as seen on referee Nicola Rizzoli in the cover image) and another strap in one of the countries’ colours. In tribute to the tournament, only 2018 numbered models will be available.

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