As the official timepiece sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it’s only right that Hublot creates something exclusive as a tribute to the event. The Swiss luxury watchmaker has unveiled the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia smartwatch, and a special version of it will be worn by referee Nestor Pitana during the France vs. Croatia final on Sunday.
The referees’ version of the Big Bang Referee smartwatch connects to goal-line technology, vibrating when the ball crosses the line to give the referee the edge when the stakes are high and the big decisions need to be called. The smartwatch features a countdown to specific matches and notifies the wearer of a game’s starting time, it delivers live statistics and vibrates and displays the word “GOAL” whenever one is scored.
The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia smartwatch is water resistant up to 50 meters, and runs on Android Wear’s rebranded Wear OS by Google, and it boasts an Intel Atom Z34XX processor, a 35.3mm diameter and 400×400 AMOLED screen, Bluetooth 4.1, and 802.11n Wi-Fi, all enclosed in a 49mm polished and satin-finished titanium case. Rounding out the look, is a black structured lined rubber strap which can be customized to rep your country, and an additional sponge sport strap, with HUBLOT logo and 2018 World Cup logo.
The Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia smartwatch is now available for approximately $5,200 USD. Watch the promotional video below, and proceed to Hublot’s website for further information.