“The Special One” is the nickname of football manager José Mourinho. It is only fitting that his watch be special as well: Tthe Hublot Big Bang Unico Special One, a technical gem, to be produced in a limited series of 200 pieces.
José Mario dos Santos Félix Mourinho, better known as José Mourinho, is without doubt the best-known football manager on the planet. And with good reason, given that many believe him to be the best football tactician of his generation, winning wherever he goes: Portuguese champion with FC Porto, English champion with Chelsea, Italian champion with Inter Milan and Spanish champion with Real Madrid. A unique list of achievements to which we can add two Champions League victories and an unequalled home record, unbeaten in 150 league matches over eight seasons and 183 cup matches. Add to that his exceptional strategic gifts and a deliberately provocative sense of humour, and the result is someone who deserves his nickname: The Special One.
This version of the iconic Big Bang design is adorned in blue. Why blue? Because it’s José Mourinho’s favourite colour. Known for his sartorial elegance, he always wears a touch of blue, whether it’s his suit, tie or shirt. So blue is painted straight onto the bezel and 45-mm polished ceramic case. Why red? Because, as José Mourinho explains, red gives character. The dial, with hints of red and black, is skeletonised so as to reveal Hublot’s famous UNICO manufacture flyback chronograph movement, the calibre HUB1242. The movement can also be seen from the back through the transparent sapphire case back and offers a 72-hour power reserve. Alligator strap boasts the same blue as the watch, adorned by red top-stitching.