HUBLOT celebrates the 2012 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX
in Silverstone and unveils the F1™ King Power Great Britain


2012/07/06 - Hublot the new F1™ King Power Great Britain

Great Britain. Home of Formula 1™, its management and most of its teams. As the Official Watchmaker of Formula 1™, Hublot is proud to present the new F1™ King Power Great Britain, available in a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces. This F1 King Power Great Britain is rendered unique by several features executed in a range of high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula 1™, such as the carbon fiber and ceramic bezel with a circular-grained satin finish, adorned with multiple holes evoking a high performance brake disc, as well as the push-buttons for starting and resetting, and a 30-minute to 3-hour counter. The strap is made from black alligator horn back stitched onto black rubber, with red stitching. Fusion of the materials, the case is made of 18K King Gold. King Gold is the name of the 18 carat gold alloy used by Hublot. Its exclusive color is even redder than the traditional 5N red gold. To do so, the Hublot metallurgists increased the percentage of copper and added platinum order to stabilize the colour over the years and to neutralize the oxidation. The exact composition of this alloy is classified.




 Hublot: the exclusive story of Fusion: Hublot's reputation dates back three decades: during this era, it was the first prestigious Swiss watch brand to fuse precious metals with natural rubber. It sparked a genuine revolution in material innovation and aesthetics. In 2004, Jean-Claude Biver – one of the few people to have genuinely made their mark on Swiss watchmaking – gave Hublot a great new boost and revolutionised watchmaking with the creation of the "Big Bang". This multiple award-winning chronograph, with its contemporary and distinguished design, marked the start of the brand's spectacular success. Today, Hublot continues to write the story of the Art of Fusion by combining unusual materials – ceramic, carbon, tantalum, tungsten, titanium and rubber – with more conventional ones – gold, platinum, steel, diamonds and precious stones. And despite its new hi-tech watchmaking manufacture near Geneva and its impressive growth, the brand remains true to Swiss tradition, yet enriched with the visionary creativity of the 21st Century. For more information on Hublot, please visit Hublot.com 

About Formula One™: Formula One™, 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 515 million unique television viewers from 180 countries. The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship™ runs from March to November and comprises 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 One World Championship™. The F1 FORMULA 1 Logo, F1, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved. For more information on Formula One™ visit Formula1.com. 


Technical Specifications

Ref. : 703.OM.6912.HR.FMC12
Series 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250

Case
  • King Power - Diameter 48 mm in 18K King Gold 
Bezel 
  • Carbon fiber and black ceramic "F1™ brake disc" style 
  • 6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws 
Crystal 
  • Sapphire Ǿ 35.50x3.00 mm, colourless. 
Bezel Lugs 
  • Black composite resin 
Lateral inserts 
  • Black composite resin 
Crown 
  • Ǿ 8.40 18K King Gold satin-finished, with black rubber insert 
Screws 
  • Black PVD titanium 
Push-pieces 
  • 2 o'clock with red rubber inserts and black START indication 4 o'clock black rubber and red RESET indication 
Case-back 
  • 18K King Gold and crystal 
Water resistance 
  • 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres 
Dial 
  • Matt grey and black with 18K red gold platted indexes 
  • Black SuperLuminova™ 
  • White coloured F1 logo transfer at 12 o'clock 
Hands 
  • Satin-finished 18K red gold hands with black SuperLuminova™ 
Movement 
  • HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding 
  • No. of components 252 – Jewels: 27 
Bridges 
  • Rhodium-plated, polished & satin-finished 
Screws 
  • Black PVD 
Oscillating weight 
  • Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface 
Main plate 
  • Micro-blasted & rhodium-plated 
Barrel 
  • Reinforced spring 
Escapement 
  • Glucydur hairspring 
Power reserve 
  • Approximately 42 hours 
Strap 
  • Adjustable black rubber and hornback alligator strap with red stitching 
Clasp 
  • King Power micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle, 18K King Gold cap, micro-blasted black ceramic decorative plate, black ink engraving and polished black PVD screws