News October 2012

F1™ King Power Austin

Hublot celebrates the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
by unveiling the F1™ King Power Austin

The Watch Quote™ - October 21st, 2012

This year marks the grand return of Formula 1™ to the United States. The penultimate Grand Prix of the season will take place from the 16th to the 18th of November at the brand new "Circuit of The Americas" built in Austin, Texas. To mark this key event in American sporting history, Hublot, as the Official Watch of Formula 1™, has decided to introduce a special watch, the aptly-named F1™ King Power Austin, available as a limited edition of just 250 numbered pieces.

With its titanium case, a material chosen for its lightness, resistance to corrosion and biocompatibility, this watch features unique elements which ensure it stands apart, created using diverse high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula 1™, such as the carbon and titanium bezel, satin-finished with a perforated effect which brings to mind the cutting edge performance of an high tech brake disc, the start and reset push-pieces, and a 30-minute timer at 3 o'clock. The strap is made from black Hornback alligator leather, accentuating the refined and powerful style of the piece, sewn onto black rubber which ensures that the strap is comfortable, hard-wearing and exceptionally flexible, with the red stitching subtly picking up the colour of the dial.

About Formula 1™

Formula 1™, which began in 1950, is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition and is the world’s most popular annual sporting series. In 2011 it was watched by over 515 million unique television viewers from 187 territories. The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship™ runs from March to November and spans 20 races in 19 countries across five continents. Formula One World Championship Limited is a subsidiary of the Formula One group, founded by CEO Bernie Ecclestone and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula OneWorld Championship™.

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Hublot F1™ King Power Austin

Technical description

Reference :703.NQ.8512.HR.FTX12
Series :Limited to 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250
Case :"King Power"
Diameter :48 mm in vertical satin-finished titanium
Bezel :Titanium and carbon fibre, in "High tech brake disc" style
6 H-shaped titanium screws
Crystal :Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Bezel :Lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts :Black composite resin
Crown :Titanium and black rubber
Push-pieces :START with red rubber inserts and black text at 2 o'clock
RESET in black rubber with red text at 4 o'clock
Screws :Titanium
Case-back :Openworked, titanium
Water resistance :Approximately 100 metres or 10 ATM
Dial :Red and black, charcoal grey index with black SuperLuminova™
Grey F1™ logo at 12 o'clock
Hands :Vertical satin-finished with black SuperLuminova™
Movement :Hublot HUB4100, Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
Date :Date window at 4.30
Bridges :Rhodium-plated, polished & satin-finished
Number of components :234
Power reserve :Approximately 42 hours
Strap :Adjustable black hornback alligator leather sewn onto black rubber with red stitching
Clasp :Black PVD titanium “King Power” deployant buckle, titanium cap and decorative plate

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