Because we are for causes that make a difference we cannot fail to praise once again the actions that some brands embrace in a noble way. Today we speak of the cause embraced by Hublot since 2019 in helping to preserve the rhino, one of the many species threatened with extinction due to the shameful action of poachers who kill and mutilate solely to extract the ivory from the rhino’s horn.
Sorai founded in 2001 in South Africa by Petronel Nieuwoudt, today constitutes the largest orphanage and sanctuary in the world that aims to protect endangered species including rhinos, many of the babies and young whose parents were killed at the hands of poachers would have a chance minimum survival rate alone and this is where Sorai comes into action giving them assistance, health care, food and protecting them through advanced surveillance means.
Sorai lives mainly on donations, its online store that sells some garments and contributions they receive from the sale of products created exclusively by some of its partners, such as Hublot, which in 2019 decided to embrace the cause, launching the Big Bang Unico Sorai model as a limited edition of 100 pieces in a 45 mm ceramic box in sandy tones of the sumptuous African bush with a white rhinoceros as a background in the small seconds positioned at 9 o’clock on the skeletonized dial.
Hublot has just launched a new edition of Big Bang Unico Sorai also as a limited edition of 100 pieces, but this one in green tones of the rich green landscape of South Africa in the summer, which, moreover, presents the same configuration as the previous edition of 2019, namely the small-seconds with the rhino but this one in black tones and also comes with two straps, one green in fabric and another in rubber camo.
The watch is powered by the in-house automatic movement HUB1242 which offers up to 72 hours of power reserve and comes with a chronograph function. The movement can be observed in addition to the skeletonized dial also through the sapphire glass of the case back that is engraved with the signature “SORAI” and with individual numbering.
The watch is on sale exclusively at the Hublot online store for € 23,800. For those who want to buy a nice chronograph that combines a beautiful cause, this could be the right watch.
Model: Big Bang UNICO SORAI
Dial: Skeletonized green
Case Material: Ceramic
Case Dimensions: 45 mm diameter, 15.45 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Green fabric and a camo rubber strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Price: € 23,800
Limited Edition: Yes, 100 pieces