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Hublot releases new F1™ King Power Suzuka watch 07 Oct 2011

The new F1™ King Power Suzuka from Hublot Jang Geun Seok, South Korean actor and singer, and Ms Ai Tominaga, KEF adviser and fashion model, at the launch of the new F1™ King Power Suzuka from Hublot. Suzuka, Japan, October 7, 2011

Hublot, the Official Watchmaker of Formula 1™, revealed the new F1™ King Power Suzuka watch at the legendary Japanese circuit on Friday. The exclusive timepiece, which is limited to 250 pieces, has an eye-catching white and red colour scheme, inspired by the Japanese flag.

The F1™ King Power Suzuka is made from an array of high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula One racing, such as a ceramic bezel with a circular-grained satin finish adorned with multiple holes to represent a high-performance brake disc, a strap made from rubber and Nomex™, a synthetic fibre developed by Dupont De Nemours and used to make the race suits worn by F1 drivers.

At the launch, Hublot also signalled its continued support for the Kids Earth Fund (KEF) by auctioning an extra precious F1™ King Power Suzuka watch, numbered ‘0 of 250’, with all the proceeds to be donated to KEF. KEF are currently establishing their 12th home base, named ‘Kids Earth Home’, in Watari, Japan, which was affected by March’s earthquake and tsunami. The home will be a new foothold for further KEF activities to support more children living in the Tohoku area of northern Japan.

Ms Harumi Torii, founder of KEF, and Ms Ai Tominaga, a KEF adviser and a famous fashion model, were at Friday’s launch as partners for the charity. Jang Geun Seok, a South Korean actor and singer, who is a fan of Hublot and Formula One, also appeared as a surprise guest to support the auction.

For more information on Hublot visit Hublot.com.