Insider: Hublot Big Bang Referee FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. The Official Timekeeper.

Today is the day when the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 kicks-off and hopefully by now you have already filled your quiniela guessing who will take the cup home. Soccer is not only revered as the king of all sports and the most played sport in the world, but it is also one of the sports for which Hublot has released the largest number of limited editions. As the official timekeeper for the world cup, Hublot has released the new Big Bang Referee FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in a limited edition of 2,018 pieces.

This smart watch expressly designed to digitally keep track of a soccer match features a 49 mm case in titanium, a 35.3 mm diameter screen with a resolution of 400x400 pixels —as its dial— and is powered by the Intel Wear OS by Google and technology developed by LVMH.

The Hublot Big Bang Referee FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 not only works as a stopwatch keeping track of the two 45-minute periods of a soccer match, but it also helps referees keep track of the goals scored by team and player in addition to who was given a yellow or red card during the match.

The Strap

While the Hublot Big Bang Referee FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 comes with a black leather structured rubber lined strap with black composite deployant clasp, the watch also comes with an additional black sponge wrist sweatband with Hublot's logo and the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 logo. This second strap is most likely the way the world cup referees will be wearing the watch as Hublot is the official timekeeper.

Additionally, Hublot is also offering 32 leather straps that were designed after the flags of the 32 countries participating in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

On the Wrist & Pricing

On the wrist, you better be a soccer referee or really a hardcore soccer fan, otherwise you might look like you just left the stadium after sanctioning one of the soccer games. A cool piece for those that want to live the World Cup to the fullest. 

Sticker Price $5,200 USD. For more info on Hublot click here.