Swiss watch brand Hublot, introduced their latest watch, F1 King Power Ceramic with the occasion of the 2011 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix. After the extraordinary success of the Hublot F1 King Power, the Hublot King Power King Gold, and the Hublot 1 King Power Tourbillon (also in Zirconium and King Gold versions), this is the third member in the Hublot’s successful series, developed with and for the world of Formula One..
An ideal watch-making material, ceramic is 30 percent lighter than steel and 100 percent anti-allergenic and rust-proof. The Hublot F1 King Power Ceramic is a chronograph with two push-buttons (start and reset), a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small seconds at 9 o’clock. Its case, 48 mm in diameter, is made from micro-blasted black ceramic.
The dial bears the official Formula 1 logo and the special carbon fibre bezel is adorned with a signature drilled ceramic ring inspired by high performance brake discs. Finally, its strap comprises two layers stitched together with red thread; the inner made from natural black rubber and the outer made from NomexTM, a synthetic fibre developed by Dupont De Nemours which, thanks to its very low combustibility, is used to make the overalls worn by racing drivers.
The watch will be released in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
Formula 1 King Power Ceramic Chronograph Technical Details
Case: “King Power” – Diameter 48 mm in Black Ceramic
Bezel: Carbon Fiber – Black Ceramic
Crystal Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Case-back: Black Ceramic
Dial: Matt Black Ceramic
White and red powder transfers
Hands: Faceted, satin-finished and micro-blasted, black nickel, skeleton
Movement: HUB 4100 Self-Winding Chronograph
Wristlet: Black Rubber with Nomax Fire Retardant Fabric