Italian entrepreneur, Carlo Crocco, initiated the first watch named after the French word for “porthole” and built MDM Genève, founded Hublot in 1980. The brand has hundreds of limited edition watches thanks to a limited edition-based marketing strategy. It became part of the LVMH Watches Division, which is led by industry veteran Monsieur Jean-Claude Biver.
With the ‘Art of Fusion concept, Biver crystallized the brand’s ethos of experimentation and knack for combining materials. Simultaneously, Biver launched the Big Bang collection, which emphasized the distinctive porthole design, the metal case-and-rubber strap combination, and expressed a sporty and flamboyant personality. It was a patented innovation that took three years to develop and soon became a Hublot trademark.
1. King Power Diver Watch
Hublot has released one of their amazing Hublot watches, the new King Power Diver watch, which features a breathtaking inscription on the dial. Water-resistance of up to 4000 meters (12000 feet)! It appears to be nearly impossible. It became a reality thanks to Hublot.
Given the large case, with a diameter of 48 mm, the King Power Diver is neither too heavy nor too uncomfortable to wear. Its titanium or carbon fiber construction provides toughness and durability while also ensuring high functionality. The helium escape valve allows for extraordinary resistance to the great depth and long-term activities underwater.
The inner rotating bezel on this superb diving watch is controlled by the crown on the upper right side. The crown guard protects the crown, which is oversized for easy use underwater. The black dial is intended to be highly legible in low-light conditions, with large hour and minute indices on the outer rim painted in light green Super-Luminova. The hour and minute hands, as well as the top of the second hand, are also green. The Calibre HUB 1401 powers the Hublot King Power Diver watch. This automatic movement has a frequency of 28’800 A/H, a power reserve of 48 hours, and 23 jewels.
2. Big Bang Aero Bang Niemeyer Watch
Oscar Niemeyer was one of the world’s top architects in the twentieth century, designing the Brasilia structure as well as important parts of Brazil’s most populous cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He is a symbol of modern architecture, with his flexible forms and sensual curves woven into over 600 projects. His work served as the primary inspiration for the Hublot watch.
As a result, a transfer of his iconic creation in Brasilia, the stunning Square of Three Powers, as well as his signature, found their way onto the watch’s caseback. To the front, the Big Bang “Aero Bang Niemeyer,” with its yellow and green elements on the matt black skeleton dial, is hard to associate with Brazil, the land of samba, coffee, and football. The dial is stained green with yellow SuperLuminova hour markers, polished black nickel hour and minute hands, also with yellow SuperLuminova, and a yellow chronograph hand with the H counterweight. There were also three Chrono subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, as well as a date window at 4.30 o’clock.
3. King Power Miami Heat Chronograph
A watch to commemorate the collaboration between Swiss luxury brand Hublot and the Miami HEAT was launched in December of 2010. Hublot unveiled the first King Power Miami HEAT Chronograph Watch which is a distinctive watch that combines the best of both brands. The Miami Heat watch is made of 18-karat King Gold, which is gold mixed with 5% platinum alloy.
A new movement features a special 48-minute central counter that simulates the four 12-minute quarters of a basketball game and is accommodated in an absolutely enormous case with a diameter of 48 mm. The flawless movement maintains a power reserve of more than 48 hours.
4. King Power Alinghi 4000 Diving Watch Limited Edition
The renowned watchmaker unveiled the new Hublot King Power Alinghi 4000 watch to commemorate the new sponsorship contract with Team Alinghi for the 2012 season. This intriguing diving watch has remarkable water resistance and is entirely made of carbon fiber. The stunning resistance up to 4000 meters is a matter of prestige and attests to the watch’s exceptional toughness.
The new King Power Alinghi 4000 watch performs similarly to the Oceanographic. The watch is powered by a Hublot Caliber HUB1401 self-winding mechanism with 23 jewels and 180 components, and it has the brand’s innovative inner rotating bezel and locking system for easy handling underwater. The case is made of strong, matt carbon fiber with a diameter of 48 mm. It also has a carbon bezel with 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, as well as a black rubber insert on the black PVD titanium crown, which is secured with a black PVD titanium guard.
Besides incredible toughness, these materials are extremely light which makes the watch pretty comfortable despite its robustness. It comes with a nice Nomex rubber strap with red stitching and a black ceramic clasp. And then, the anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the King Power Alinghi 4000 watch.
Hublot watches are powered by a one-of-a-kind mechanism, or in watch terms, a one-of-a-kind “movement.” Unlike most brands, Hublot designed and developed its movement. Hublot watches are truly amazing in design and functionalities.