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Hublot Ambassador Justin Rose Hublot Ambassador Justin Rose Photo: Modern Luxury

Talk about precision engineering and perfect mechanics! With a sensational closing round of 67, Olympic champion and Hublot AmbassadorJustin Rose won the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai. He kept his composure throughout the final round, even as the pressure increased. The Englishman is ranked #13 in the world and was in impeccable form, pulling out a 2-shot win over World #1 — and fellow Hublot Ambassador — Dustin Johnson.

“Justin Rose is a class act in every sense,” said Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe. “His commanding performance is symptomatic of the man, his natural and technical ability and his sense for the big occasions. This win, the same week as we launched Hublot’s newest addition, the Big Bang Unico Golf timepiece seems somewhat momentous. We are proud to have Justin as an Ambassador and beyond impressed with his performance this week.”

A VIP crowd gathered in Shanghai to watch the world-class golf and celebrate the launch of Hublot's newest sports-specific timepiece. Precision being an attribute of the best golfers and the world of watchmaking, it was a natural fit for the watchmaker to create a watch that incorporates a running scorekeeper into its mechanics. The golfing module resembles a chronograph, but instead of measuring just elapsed time, it keeps track of the golfer’s strokes. Carved from Texalium®, an Hublot-exclusive material, the watch weighs just 97.93g and comes with two interchangeable wrist bands, one of which is designed like a golf glove.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf, detail Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf, detail Photo: Modern Luxury

“This has been a huge week for me and my team. Anytime you come out on top with such a strong field is a great feeling and the product of a lot of hard work,” said Rose. “It has been an important week for my friends from Hublot with the introduction of the Big Bang Unico Golf. It is certainly going to be a big hit with golfers around the world and a great addition to the company’s line up.”

Big Bang Unico Golf, Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf, from Hublot Photo: Modern Luxury

According to Hublot, the watchmaker “designed, developed, manufactured and assembled a module to equip its new UNICO movement, which has been specifically created for golf. The MHUB1580 movement allows golfers to seamlessly calculate their score whilst on course. Hublot’s mechanical golf watch features aperture displays and is ultra-lightweight, providing true sports performance.”

Justin Rose - Big Bang Unico Golf Justin Rose - Big Bang Unico Golf Photo: Modern Luxury Here’s more from Hublot on their glorious new offering.

The Big Bang Unico Golf has the look of a chronograph and has been conceived as a chronograph. Its movement features return-to-zero heart piece cams that ensure the counting mechanism is robust and reliable. The putter-shaped pusher at 2 o’clock activates the mechanism for displaying the number of strokes taken and counts the strokes per hole. The pusher at 4 o’clock allows the wearer to move on to the next hole by resetting the stroke counter to zero. The counter at 6 o’clock displays the total number of strokes played and is simultaneously updated. The pusher at 8 o'clock is shaped like a tee. This resets the mechanism and sets the counters to zero at the end of the round.

During the round, this button can be locked by rotating it by 45°, thus ensuring that it is not inadvertently activated. The MHUB1580 full-skeleton movement allows the wearer to admire and understand how the timepiece works. The watch comes with two interchangeable wristbands fitted with the One Click system. One is made of white leather sewn on rubber and designed like a golf glove, while the other is made of technical fabric with a Velcro fastener to ensure the watch sits perfectly on the wrist.