The number of wearable watches have exploded in the last couple years, but luxury smartwatches are not well represented in the wearable tech market. According to a Bloomberg report, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Hublot is planning to release a luxury smartwatch soon. #objectmagic
While there are no released images of the luxury smartwatch – the company’s 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 2,018 pieces.
“It’s a unique one-shot. It will be a collector’s watch in 20 years,” said Hublot’s former CEO Jean-Claude Biver.
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, a multinational luxury good conglomerate who also makes Tag Heuer luxury smartwatches. Given that Tag Heuer smartwatch options run Google Wear OS software and have a modular design, this could help inform some of Hublot’s design decisions when it comes to their smartwatch.
However, speculation won’t last long; the Hublot smartwatch will be unveiled next week at the Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show.