Monday, March 30, 2009

On the throne at BaselWorld 2009 Hublot Gold King Power

Hublot's latest innovation the Hublot Gold King Power. The watch is named after a new alloy ,"King Gold", developed especially for Hublot and used for the first time in the " Hublot King Gold" Collection. This gold alloy is redder and more resilient with a brilliant intensity. The Case is 48 mm in diameter and is crafted from the new alloy. The Bezel is a striking mix of "King Gold" and black rubber moulding accentuated with 6 black PVD coated titanium raised H shaped screws. The Bezel Lug and lateral inserts are comprised of black composite resin whereas the crown and push-pieces are crafted in "King Gold" and rubber inserts.
The dial is an intricate model of matt black and gold plated microblasted counters and flange; applique gold plated markers and black SuperLuminova transfers. The hour and minute hands are gold-plated. The split second hand is gold plated and black nickel with black SuperLuminova.
The automatic Hublot King Power HUB 4144 calibre is a split second foudroyante which is a chronograph that has a hand that makes one rotation every second, pausing four, five, even eight times to indicate quarters, fifths or eighths of a second. This exceptional movement was developed with La Joux-Perret.
Other features within the movement:
Bridges: Polished, satin-finish with chamfered edges
Screws: Black PVD
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface coated with black PVD
Bottom plate: Sand-blasted; rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve: 42 hours

The strap is adjustable jointed black rubber with a "King Gold" and steel gold PVD deployment clasp.
The Hublot King Power is cutting edge and powerful limited to just 500 pieces numbered from 1/500 to 500/500.

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