The wearables arena is already pretty crowded but luxury smartwatches aren’t really represented now. This will all change soon, with the upcoming Hublot smartwatch announced by the CEO for Bloomberg.
While we have no images of the luxury smartwatch (the Big Bang Unico GMT Carbon is the model shown above), we do know it will cost 5,000 Swiss francs. This converts to around $5,200 and will be limited to just 2018 pieces.
“It’s a unique one-shot. It will be a collector’s watch in 20 years,” said Hublot. #objectmagic
The limited run is a tie-in with the 2018 World Cup and the Hublot smartwatch will indeed have a few sports-themed features. It will let you know the World Cup schedule, scores and results straight from your wrist.
Hublot is owned by LVMH, who also makes Tag Heuer luxury smartwatches, so this could be another clue for the Hublot wearable. Tag Heuer options run Google Wear OS software and have a modular design, so there’s a good chance we might see that again.
Fortunately, you’ll find out more pretty soon. The Hublot smartwatch will be unveiled next week at the Baselworld trade fair.