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On your wrist, son: Hublot kicks off in Rio

Over the next month, time and extra time of every World Cup game will be kept by Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono, worn on the wrists of every referee and linesman in Brazil – a piece boasting a 45-minute counter on the front, as well as the official logo on the back (£29,300 in rose gold, limited to 100 retail pieces). And that’s not all. Thanks to an exhaustive global build-up, the official timekeeper to FIFA has been cosying up to several international managers, including England’s Roy Hodgson, who will be gesticulating from the dug out with his very own Hublot – optimistically dubbed the 66 Hodgson, for obvious reasons.