Here’s a #Kixntix with a conscience. The high-end fake Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai is more than the sum of its soft green ceramic case and industrial-chic movement. This is a camo-clad warrior with a mission, supporting former cricketer Kevin Pietersen and his conservation charity, SORAI – Save Our Rhino Africa India.
The rhino population is dwindling fast – the World Wildlife Fund reports that at the beginning of the 20th century, 500,000 rhinos roamed Africa and Asia, but that figure now stands at around 27,000. Hublot is donating a large part of the proceeds from this watch (they don’t specify the exact amount) to Care for Wild, the largest rhino sanctuary in the world, supported by SORAI. So why not do something good with those wrist-shots, as the green ceramic case of the 45 mm copy Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai, ensures the visual impact will be as fresh as it is powerful.
The recognisable 45mm Big Bang Unico case is a testament to the high-tech focus at Hublot, its micro-blasted and polished green ceramic case being matched by a camouflage-patterned rubber strap, and a tough green fabric strap should you wish to change things up.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai has the now well-known skeletonized dial that presents an asymmetrical image of a classic twin-register chronograph. The minute register at 9 o’clock frames the image of a black rhino, reminding you that while you might be wearing a damn cool piece of street-sharp wristwear, there is a deeper thought behind the intricate and eye-catching design.
The in-house MHUB1242 movement has a solid 72 hours of power reserve, and with its superbly executed flyback chronograph movement, this is a legible tool whose ceramic case makes it practically bullet-proof. Price $33,600 from Hublot.
We would team this up with something from the technological and eco-friendly SS21 collection from NemeN, with their vibrant mix of khaki, olive and green urban textured streetwear. This was recently dropped on Hypebeast and feels mission-ready, perfectly matching both the colours and ethos of the skeleton dial replica Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai. The modular parka shown is constructed from leftover fabrics with sections allowing the wearer to adapt the garment to accommodate the changing weather.
To avoid the risk of being taken for a commando on leave, we’d opt for this pair of Nike Air Max 96s that are enlivened with the trademark red of Supreme. With their dark camo outers, the translucent panels in these street-tough Nikes echo the skeletonized theme of the cheap copy Hublot Big Bang Unico, and man, does that Supreme red make a pop to go with the small Nike swoosh on the heel. The release date is not set for these kicks, but they are sure to evaporate from the shelves quicker than a drop of water on a black rhino basking in the sun.