This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.
Forget scorecards and apps. Hublot is coming for your golf game with a new watch that allows you to count your strokes while out on the links. The cleverly designed Big Bang Unico Golf watch follows the design codes of a chronograph, but uses its pushers to count strokes and advance to the next hole. Each has golf-inspired elements—the pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock are shaped like putters, and the pusher at 8 o’clock is shaped like a tee. Click the pusher at 2 o’clock to count each stroke, and the pusher at 4 o’clock to move onto the next hole. The pusher at 8 o’clock resets the counters to zero at the end of the round and incorporates a fail-safe lock to prevent you from accidentally resetting your score, which might be tempting after a double bogey. The skeletonized movement lets you marvel at the innovative technology and see the numbered discs slide into the apertures that indicate hole, number of shots in that hole and total score. Its ultralight weight—just 97.93 grams—won’t interfere with your stroke, and Hublot’s partnership with Dustin Johnson, the world’s number-one golfer, ensures that it’s been vigorously tested and won’t become damaged during play. With this on your wrist, you’ll be the envy of your country club.
Big Bang Unico Golf, $31,500, available at Hublot in New York, +1 212 308 0408, hublot.com