Kobe Bryant, as the saying goes, gets better with age—a trait that’s earned him the nickname Vino among his peers. The moniker is also the inspiration behind Bryant’s latest timepiece collaboration with Hublot. Known as the Big Bang Unico Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant, this is the first mechanical watch designed specifically to time basketball. The Vino uses Hublot’s own Unico Manufacture movement, with two central retrograde column-wheel chronograph hands—the seconds hand and minutes hand allow the wearer to time two halves of a basketball game. The 45.5mm watch is available in Ceramic and King Gold and, appropriately, comes in a wine box.
August 27, 2015