HUBLOT celebrates the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX by unveiling the F1™ King Power Austin
Press Release by Hublot S.A.
This year marks the grand return of Formula 1™ to the United States. The penultimate Grand Prix of the season will take place from the 16th to the 18th of November at the brand new “Circuit of The Americas” built in Austin, Texas. To mark this key event in American sporting history, Hublot, as the Official Watch of Formula 1™, has decided to introduce a special watch, the aptly-named F1™ King Power Austin, available as a limited edition of just 250 numbered pieces.
With its titanium case, a material chosen for its lightness, resistance to corrosion and biocompatibility, this watch features unique elements which ensure it stands apart, created using diverse high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula 1™, such as the carbon and titanium bezel, satin-finished with a perforated effect which brings to mind the cutting edge performance of an high tech brake disc, the start and reset push-pieces, and a 30-minute timer at 3 o’clock.
The strap is made from black Hornback alligator leather, accentuating the refined and powerful style of the piece, sewn onto black rubber which ensures that the strap is comfortable, hard-wearing and exceptionally flexible, with the red stitching subtly picking up the colour of the dial.
Hublot F1 King Power Austin – Technical details
Series Limited to 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250
Movement Hublot HUB4100, Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
Date Date window at 4.30
Bridges Rhodium-plated, polished & satin-finished
Number of components 234 – Jewels: 27
Power reserve Approximately 42 hours
Case “King Power” – diameter 48 mm in vertical satin-finished titanium
Bezel Titanium and carbon fibre, in “High tech brake disc” style
6 H-shaped titanium screws
Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Crown Titanium and black rubber
Push-pieces START with red rubber inserts and black text at 2 o’clock, RESET in black rubber with red text at 4 o’clock
Case-back Openworked, titanium
Water resistance Approximately 100 metres or 10 ATM
Dial Red and black, charcoal grey index with black SuperLuminova™, Grey F1 logo at 12 o’clock
Hands Vertical satin-finished with black SuperLuminova™
Strap Adjustable black hornback alligator leather sewn onto black rubber with red stitching
Clasp Black PVD titanium “King Power” deployant buckle, titanium cap and decorative plate