Hublot unveils the F1™ King Power Great Britain 06 Jul 2012
To celebrate this weekends 2012 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, Hublot, the official watchmaker of Formula 1, has revealed the F1 King Power Great Britain.
Production of the exclusive timepiece, which boasts several unique features, will be limited to just 250 pieces, with each one individually numbered.
The F1 King Power Great Britain is made from a range of high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula One racing.
The carbon fibre and ceramic bezel has a circular-grained satin finish and is adorned with multiple holes, a design evoking a high-performance brake disc, while push buttons are used for starting and resetting the 30-minute to three-hour counter.
The watchs eye-catching strap is made from black alligator hornback stitched onto black rubber, with red stitching.
In an innovative fusion of materials, the case is made of 18K King Gold, the 18 carat gold alloy used by Hublot, the exact composition of which is classified.
Its exclusive colour is even redder than traditional 5N red gold. To achieve this, the Hublot metallurgists increase the percentage of copper and added platinum in order to stabilize the colour over the years and to neutralize oxidation.
Hublot F1 King Power Great Britain - full specification:
Series: 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250
Case: King Power - diameter 48 mm in 18K King Gold
Bezel: Carbon fibre and black ceramic F1 brake disc style; 6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire Ø 35.50x3.00 mm, colourless
Bezel Lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: Ø 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. approximately 100 metres
Dial: Matt grey and black with 18K red gold platted indexes; black SuperLuminova™ white coloured F1 logo transfer at 12 o'clock
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
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Micro blasted & rhodium plated
Barrel: Reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
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