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New Luxury Watch, Hotblack, Provides Wearers With Real-Time Football Scores

Elegant timepiece made with the finest quality materials gearing up to launch Kickstarter campaign (June 16, 2014)

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new watch designed to showcase real-time football scores is setting up to launch its campaign on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Created by experienced watchmaker and designer Richard Hoptroff, Hotblack is the first luxury watch of its kind that displays both time and football results simultaneously in analog fashion.


Hotblack was designed with a focus on both quality as well as simplicity. The watch features a minimalistic look, with clean numbers and a simple black-and-white contrasting color scheme. The band and casing are constructed from 316L brushed stainless steel, used in marine and medical applications because of its toughness and high corrosion resistance. The face is hand-cut from Sapphire glass, second only to diamond on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, rendering it scratch-proof.

"In today's society, watches have become items of luxury, rather than utility," says Hoptroff. "Keeping that in mind, we constructed Hotblack from some of the highest quality materials on the planet."

Hotblack features four dials, each with a different function. The primary dial will present the time normally throughout the day. The sub-dials on the top, left, and bottom, however, have different tasks depending on if there is a match in progress or not. When a match is in progress, the top and left-side sub-dials present the score of the match while the bottom dial shows how much time is remaining in the match. In the time between matches, the top and left-side dials display the date while the bottom dial counts seconds.

Hotblack works by transmitting data through Bluetooth technology. Those who purchase a Hotblack watch will also receive access to the Hotblack app. Compatible with both iPhone and Android devices, the Hotblack app allows users an easy way to choose their favorite club teams. A small receiver housed in the watch receives a signal from the wearer's mobile phone whenever a match is about to start.

"We weren't looking to make a complicated wrist-computer," says Hoptroff. "Hotblack features current technology but still possesses the qualities of a high-end mechanical timepiece. With an analogue face and over sixty moving parts inside, Hotblack is as 'classic' of a watch as can be."

Hotblack is set to launch its Kickstarter campaign on June 23. To stay up-to-date on Hotblack campaign information and contests, sign up for the Hotblack email list. For more information about Hotblack, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @HotblackWatch.


Hotblack is a diffusion line of Hoptroff London, designers and purveyors of elegant and luxurious timepieces. Founded in 2012, Hoptroff has created numerous timepieces. While most Hoptroff watches are geared toward a smaller, more exclusive market, Hotblack is designed to be readily affordable by the general public.

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