The Big Bang Unico Ledger fuses traditional watchmaking, historically important materials and innovative technology
February 28, 2022: If watches could come with messages, then The Big Bang Unico Ledger, a 50-piece limited-edition, is full of deep thoughts.
The entire package includes the watch, a limited-edition Ledger Nano X crypto wallet, and a special sapphire watch box. The watch is based on the Big Bang Unico, which has a 42mm black ceramic case and a skeletonised automatic chronograph in-house movement.
An interesting aspect is the watch’s golden bezel, cast in solid “Electrum”, a natural gold and silver alloy that was used by Lydian societies in around 580-590 BC to mint the earliest known coins. Contrasting that is Bitcoin’s Latin motto “Vires in Numeris”, or strength in numbers, stamped six times into the bezel’s outer edge. Together, these themes capture the spirit of the world’s oldest and newest currencies. The case back is engraved with the Ledger logo and the 50-piece limited-edition number.
The Ledger & Hublot Nano X is a limited-edition crypto key that will only be available with the watch. The Nano X is Ledger’s signature digital asset wallet, a Bluetooth-enabled piece of hardware for safely encrypting, securing, managing, and growing your crypto assets. The Nano X is finished in matte black and decorated with both Ledger and Hublot logos.
These will be delivered in a special presentation box made of a transparent smoked black sapphire chosen to illustrate the transparency and security of blockchain and decentralised currency. The case also makes an ironic reference to the solid, once impervious nature of traditional vaults and safes, which serve no function when it comes to digital assets.
“This is the year when the watch industry will come to embrace crypto currency. 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 an historic, tangible way,” concludes Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.