Formula 1 King Power Ceramic
After the phenomenal success of the F1 King Power (in Zirconium and King Gold versions) and the F1 King Power Tourbillon (also in Zirconium and King Gold versions), Hublot has unveiled the third member of this prestigious series, the F1 King Power Ceramic.
An ideal watchmaking material, ceramic is 30% lighter than steel, 100% anti-allergenic, 100% unalterable and 100% rust-proof. In a limited edition of 500 numbered pieces, the F1ä 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.
An Official Watch of Formula 1™, the F1 King Power Ceramic is the fruit of a close and ongoing collaboration between the teams of Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One group, and of Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot. Many features of its design are visibly inspired by the world of Formula One, combining the finest know-how and manufacturing processes at the cutting edge of research and use of hi-tech materials.
Series 500 pieces numbered from 01/500 to 500/500
Case King Power – Diameter 48 mm in micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel Carbon and black ceramic inspired by high performance brake discs
6 black PVD H-shaped relief titanium screws
Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Case-back Micro-blasted black ceramic
Crown Black PVD titanium with black rubber inserts
Push-pieces 2 o’clock Start – Red rubber inserts & black text, 4 o’clock Reset with black rubber & red text.
Screws Black PVD titanium
Water resistance 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Dial Multi-part matt black, with black nickel indexes, red SuperLuminova™ and Formula 1Ô logo at 12H
Hands Satin-finished black nickel and red SuperLuminova™Movement Calibre HUB4100
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
No. of Components 252
Bridges Micro-blasted, bevelled and polished
Screws Black PVD
Date Date window at 4.30
Oscillating Weight Black PVD coated with tungsten carbide heavy segment
Main plate Rhodium-plated & circular-grained
Barrel With reinforced spring
Escapement Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve Approximately 42 hours
Wristlet Adjustable black rubber & Nomex strap with F1TM logo and red stitching
Clasp King Power micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle, cap in micro-blasted black PVD titanium, decorative plate in micro-blasted black ceramic.