It was around last Christmas season that bitcoin hit a record high of $20,000.00 USD, which made it a trendy topic of conversation. Everybody and their mother had their curiosity spiked for cryptocurrency by the years end. Hublot hasn’t forgotten and to celebrate what some predict may well be the future of commerce, they released this limited edition “Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P” timepiece.

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which essentially can be summed up to a form of electronic cash. It is decentralized digital currency circulating without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user-to-user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Another reason behind the Hublot edition is to celebrate the 10th anniversary since Bitcoin came into being. The term “P2P” which is part of this watches name, is an acronym that stems from the term “peer-to-peer”.


Given the digital cryptocurrency theme of this timepiece it makes sense that Hublot would make the only payment method for the “Mec-10 P2P”, be in the form of bitcoin. That along with its exclusive limited edition availability makes this watch a potential “trophy” piece, which would logically be appealing and affordable to all successful bitcoin investors.


The 45mm case is made of microblasted and polished black ceramic with a transparent case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement.


We also encounter a blue hued map of the world with rays of light connecting dots, as an allusion to the “digital interconnectedness” that defines cryptocurrency.


Mounted to the case is a matching black ceramic bezel with the standard exposed screw. Also engraved onto the edge of the bezel is the individual bitcoin transaction number for each one of these individual limited edition timepieces. All topped by a sapphire crystal that assists with water-resistance on this watch being able to reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).


Time is exhibited on a skeleton blue dial with metal applique hour index markers and central hands. The only Arabic numeral is featured at the 10 o’clock marker, as a homage to this watches bitcoin theme, celebrating its aforementioned 10th anniversary, which was originally launched in November of 2008. There is also a blue inner flange with small minute index markers and double-digit numerals for every five-minute increment.


There are three sub-dials: a sub-seconds at 9 o’clock; a power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock on a solid gear with stencil-style numerals; and a larger sub-dial gear at 3 o’clock fitted with a blue “Bitcoin” and a small aperture, which also indicates the current power reserve with a green and red color scheme. Overall the blue and black hues mesh well with the skeletonized dial. Despite all its “gimmicky” trademarks this is a nice looking watch that could appeal to a wide market, but it would be especially well suited for a bitcoin aficionado.


Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 P2P

This “Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 P2P” (Ref#: 414.CI.5190.VR.XBR18) is powered by a hand-wound in-house mechanical movement, caliber HUB1202 with 24 jewels and 21,600 Vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 240 hours (10 days), when fully wound.


Mounted to the watch is a black rubber and dark blue dyed calfskin strap embossed with a “Blockchain” themed “circuit-board” pattern, while secured to the wrist by a black PVD coated pin-buckle with a ceramic insert. This is a limited edition watch with only 210 manufactured pieces. These watch will be exclusively be sold via bit coin. For more up to date information visit the official Hublot website here.

MSRP: $25,000.00 USD

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Written by Mauro Az