Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot was founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco and had made such an impressive name for itself that it was acquired the luxury conglomerate LVMH in 2008. In 2009 Hublot created the first system to detect fake watches with an internal smartcard that authenticates the watches on Hublot servers. Well the brand isn’t stopping there and introduces their Hublot La Cle Du Temps Watch that is different from any other watch the brand has created before.
Awe-inspiring in all its complexity, this limited edition luxury timepiece is part of the Hublot Confrerie line, a series of watches that represent the Swiss brand’s most futuristic and exclusive work. The name La Cle Du Temps, which translates to the key of time, was chosen for this piece owing to a special set of functions.
Upon the owner’s command, time will slow down or speed up as displayed on the watch, ready to revert to the proper time as needed. While this symbolism may not have a functional value, it’s all about the imagination of its owner. La Cle du Temps starts with a tourbillon based movement, where the tourbillon juts out of the bottom side of the watch. The watch dial, to tell the time, is on the upper right of the dial. The lower left of the dial is a 5 days power reserve indicator, and above it is the selector for speeding up for slowing down the time.
On a design level, this watch is quite a progression for Hublot and is likely to be Hublot Confrerie’s flagship timepiece. The matte black case is laced with glowing green accents and a metallic plate which all work together to yield a futuristic look. In terms of technical details and specifics on the watch, little is known thus far. Hublot is keeping tight lipped on that until March 2011.
The biggest problem with the Hublot’s La Cle Du Temps Watch is that most of us would prefer to buy a house than buy a sci-fi watch.