Hublot Announces Newest Timepiece With Hockey Player Alex Ovechkin

Hublot Announces Newest Timepiece With Hockey Player Alex Ovechkin

Adrienne Faurote
By Adrienne Faurote February 18, 2021


Swiss luxury timepiece company Hublot is releasing a new limited-edition Big Bang Unico watch in honor of one of the greats of hockey, Alex Ovechkin. Referred to as the greatest hockey player of his generation, this watch release comes just after the 35-year-old’s 700th goal which he scored in 2020 and is an achievement only seven others have reached in the history of the sport. No other player currently playing in the NHL comes close to Ovi’s scoring record, and he is affectionately referred to as “The Great Eight” due to his jersey number. In 2018, Ovechkin led his team, the Washington Capitals, to their first-ever Stanley Cup win. Hublot’s newest watch honors the Russian ice hockey superstar and his many accomplishments.

Ice hockey superstarAlex Ovechkin wearing the Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin (8)


“To work with my favourite watch brand and design a watch, as well as have it named after me is a huge honour. When Hublot asked which model we should work on together, it one hundred percent had to be the Big Bang Unico. I love this watch. It’s bold, technical, innovative, daring, strong, and fits perfectly on my wrist. I am so happy to share this story of the watch with hockey and Hublot fans around the world.” Alexander Ovechkin, Captain of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team and Hublot Friend of the Brand.



The Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin has a lightweight carbon fibre case fused with bright red inserts and comes on a red velcro strap. The red accents consist of micro-glass fibres in the form of “Non Woven Fabric” (NWF), which is used to strengthen the composite material from which the case is made. During the preparation of the composite, this NWF and carbon fibre are fused with a resin-tinted adhesive. The strength and resilience of this watch reflect the strength and resilience Alex Ovechkin has shown throughout his career.

The watch’s red color, as well as the red, white, and blue color of the chronograph hand, is in honor of Alex Ovechkin’s Russian heritage and reflects the Russian national flag as well as the jersey color of his current team, the Washington Capitals. There are other unique touches that make the limited-edition watch all the more special such as a Great Eight logo where the number 8 is on the dial, Ovi’s signature on the sapphire crystal case back, and also a custom hockey puck signed by Alex Ovechkin himself.

Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin - 411.QV.1123.NR.OVK21

“Ovi is a legend of hockey and we are thrilled to welcome him as a Hublot Friend of the Brand in 2018. We love working with Ovi! He’s a winner, both on and off the ice. It’s been a huge pleasure creating this special watch with him. The carbon fiber, the red, the in-house UNICO mechanical movement, the fusion of materials – it’s the perfect expression of Hublot’s bold watchmaking philosophy and of our partnership. Thank you, Ovi!” Ricardo Guadalupe HUBLOT CEO.