It’s tragic to think that rhinos will soon be extinct. As their numbers dwindle due to illegal poaching activities, a few entities like Hublot are doing their part to ensure that these majestic beasts will forever roam the wilderness. The Swiss watch brand has teamed up with cricket star and Save Our Rhino Africa India (SORAI) co-founder Kevin Pietersen to design a special-edition Big Bang Unico to bring awareness to this issue.
“Staying ahead of poachers is a race against time, every time. Using innovative technologies such as thermal intelligence, surveillance teams can stay ahead of the poachers. We are proud and delighted to support Kevin Pietersen’s SORAI organisation in this goal for our future generations and global biodiversity.”
Limited to just 100 models, the Big Bang Unico SORAI is a handsome timepiece that is built for the explorers and animal lovers. Featuring a 45mm microblasted beige ceramic case, the timepiece offers two strap options: one in rubber and another in a matching NATO strap. Powered by HUB1242 self-winding chronograph, a closer look at the dial at 9 o’clock reveals an image of an abstract image of a majestic white rhinoceros.
Limited to 100 pieces, the funds raised from sales of the Big Bang Unico SORAI will be directly paid to the South African National Parks agency to procure high-tech tools to reinforce their nocturnal surveillance capabilities as well for the care and conservation of orphaned baby rhinos.
“This collaboration between Hublot and SORAI has allowed us a platform to give huge amounts of visibility to an incredible cause, on a global scale. By partnering, we are doubling the voices on this cause – and I’m so pleased that Hublot is now supporting the rhinos and their conservation quest. I’m looking forward to future and sharing the amazing story of SORAI with the world.”
Images provided by Hublot.