Just a year and a half since partnering with Save Our Rhino Africa India (SORAI), Hublot replica has announced a second limited-edition ceramic Big Big Bang UNICO SORAI. Limited to 100 pieces, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this new and very green Hublot will form a donation for Care for Wild, a massive rhino sanctuary in South Africa that is being supported by SORAI.
Following the original tan ceramic Big Bang Unico SORAI from the fall of 2019, this new 45 mm Hublot Big Bang copy is meant to invoke the rich green landscape of South Africa in the summer and thus has a warm green micro-blasted ceramic case. Measuring 45mm wide and a bit over 15mm thick, the 2021 Big Bang Unico SORAI has a matching green skeletonized dial and markers and the watch comes with a pair of quick-change straps, including a camo-effect rubber and a green fabric strap.
Common to the cheap fake Hublot Big Bang Unico format, the SORAI uses one of Hublot’s manufactured flyback chronograph movements. Automatically wound and packing 72 hours of power reserve, the MHUB1242 is equipped with a column wheel and ticks at 4 Hz. Partially visible through the complexly skeletonized dial, this movement offers time, date, and a 60-minute chronograph measurement with flyback capability.
SORAI, which was founded by Kevin Pietersen, is an initiative to help protect endangered animals by working with a number of organizations and partners. In this case, SORAI has helped connect Hublot with a front-line effort in the fight to protect rhinos from the threat of poaching.
At first glance, this Swiss movement replica Hublot may look like a standard Skittle from a colorful bag of Big Bangs (I’m still crushing on the 42mm Yellow Magic), but look a bit closer and you’ll find a cool and rather subtle geometric rendering of a rhino in the sub-seconds display at nine o’clock. Not only is this a lovely little detail that blends into the complex stage of this Hublot’s skeletonized dial, but it’s also a hint as to this watch’s own greater purpose.