Hublot Unveils the F1™ King Power Great Britain Watch
Hublot celebrates the 2012 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Written by D Constant for The Watch Review Site
The Home of Formula 1™ as it can be known the base for F1 management and most of its teams, Great Britain has been given its own watch The Hublot F1 King Power Great Britain, by the Official Formula 1 watchmaker HUBLOT. As with all of Hublots, promotional events we see another link with a sporting giant in Formula 1, following on from its UEFA Euro 2012 Watches and Other famous Hublot sponsorships and partnerships we now have our very own Great British F1 inspired Hublot.
The Hublot F1 King Power Great Britain is available as a limited edition timepiece of 250 units worldwide, and as normal these will al be numbered.
This F1 King Power Great Britain has been given its uniqueness by Hublot through several features executed in a range of high-tech materials all inspired by the great sport of Formula 1, we see a carbon fibre and ceramic bezel with a circular grained satin finish, along with multiple holes hence, depicting the high performance brake discs used in F1 and other high powered racing cars.
We also see push buttons for starting and resetting, and a 30-minute to 3-hour counter on the Formula 1 King Power Great Britain.
Following on from the Formula 1 theme the strap is made from black alligator horn back stitched onto black rubber, with red stitching.
This fusion of the materials continues throughout the timepiece with the hublot’s case being made of 18K King Gold. Yes hublot also name their own Gold, The King Gold is the name of the 18 carat gold alloy used by Hublot in its timepieces, and is stated to have an individual and exclusive rose golden colour, which is even redder than the traditional 5N red gold. This Gold Alloy produced by Hublot has increased copper and platinum in order to stabilize the colour over the years and to neutralize the oxidation. As with most things that are unique the exact ingredients in the 18k King Gold is unknown and a company secret.
As we all know Hublot’s reputation dates back three decades, it was the first prestigious Swiss watch brand to fuse precious metals with natural rubber and sparked a revolution in material innovation and aesthetics. As we can see from the Hublot F1 King Power Great Britain, Hublot continues to write the story of the Art of Fusion by combining unusual materials.
As for the movement the Formula 1 Hublot Great Britain is enriched with the in-house HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding movement, comprising of 252 components and 27 Jewels and it has a power reserve of 42 hours.
Technical Details – Hublot F1 King Power Great Britain
Limited Edition Series 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250
Case King Power – Diameter 48 mm in 18K King Gold
Bezel Carbon fiber and black ceramic “F1™ brake disc” style
6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws
Crystal Sapphire Ǿ 35.50×3.00 mm, colourless.
Crown Ǿ 8.40 18K King Gold satin-finished, with black rubber insert Screws Black PVD titanium
Push-pieces 2 o’clock with red rubber inserts and black START indication, 4 o’clock black rubber and red RESET indication
Case-back 18K King Gold and crystal
Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
Dial Matt grey and black with 18K red gold platted indexes
Hands Satin-finished 18K red gold hands with black SuperLuminova™
Movement HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
No. of components 252 – Jewels: 27
Bridges Rhodium-plated, polished & satin-finished
Screws Black PVD
Power reserve Approximately 42 hours
Strap Adjustable black rubber and hornback alligator strap with red stitching
Clasp King Power micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle, 18K King Gold cap, micro-blasted black ceramic decorative plate, black ink engraving and polished black PVD screws