The King Power Tourbillon Ayrton Senna Exclusive Limited edition for Brazil includes10 tourbillons, each of which carry a unique case-back displaying an image, a date, a place and highlight in the career of Ayrton Senna, personally selected by the driver’s sister and mother.
The tourbillon – one of the “grandes complications” in watchmaking, is housed in the powerful and dynamic design of the King Power 48mm. These 10 pieces perfectly demonstrate the fusion of tradition and modernity. The creation of these 10 unique and exceptional tourbillons gives Hublot the opportunity to pay tribute to the extraordinary career of Ayrton Senna.
In close collaboration with Viviane Senna, his sister, and the driver’s mother, 10 highlights – an image, a date, a place – of Ayrton Senna’s career have been carefully selected to be displayed on the back of each watch:-
1.“Pure driving”: His first go kart.
2. Donington 1983 – “God gave me this chance”: Ayrton sitting in Williams, his first F1, test.
3. Monaco 1984 – “Arrival in F1”: Ayrton waving his arm as he crosses the line in the Toleman, with spray exploding from the car behind him.
4. Estoril 1985 – “First win”: Ayrton, both hands raised outside the car, seatbelts flying.
5. Suzuka 1988 – “World Champion”: Close up of Ayrton’s face through open visor, crying uncontrollably, arm raised.
6. Brasil 1991 – “Victory at home”: Ayrton’s face straining with pain, just managing to hold the trophy above his head.
7. Japan 1991 – “Triple Champion” : Ayrton on podium, pouring Champagne over himself.
8. Donington 1993 – “The greatest drive of all time”: McLaren No. 8 with water spraying from it.
9. Monaco 1993 – “Prince of Monaco”: Ayrton holding up Monaco trophy (for 6th time).
10. Adelaide 1993 – “The Final Victory”: Ayrton on the podium, emptying a bottle of champagne over himself.
The sapphire crystal features the photo of each moment in transfer form. The carbon case-back is laser engraved with a yellow text specifying the place, date and selected moment in Ayrton Senna’s career, along with the number of the watch, and the “Hublot Pièce Unique” signature.
Refined and powerful, made from an array of high-tech materials used in Formula 1, some of which – like Nomex – have never before been used in watchmaking, the King Power Tourbillon Ayrton Senna has a case made entirely from carbon fibre (a material widely used in F1, but a first for Hublot), a ceramic bezel with a circular-grained satin finish adorned with multiple holes to represent an F1 brake disk also made in ceramic, a strap made from Nomex, a synthetic fibre developed by Dupont De Nemours and used – thanks to its very low combustibility and thermostability – to make the suits worn by F1 drivers, the power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock in green, blue and red to evoke the timers used in F1, a single multi-function push button for the start, stop and reset functions, a 30-minute counter à 10 o’clock and a 60-second counter at 2 o’clock.
These 10 King Power Tourbillon Ayrton Senna pieces are manufactured by the Confrérie Horlogère Hublot. The main special feature of this in-house movement named HUB 6300, is its column-wheel chronograph, visible on the dial side. The clutch for which is coupled directly to the tourbillon cage. Behind its futuristic appearance, the traditional 13¼ lignes tourbillon movement, measuring 30 mm in diameter, has a cage 13 mm in diameter, designed with no ball bearings and raised 2.80 mm above the base of the main plate. This construction makes it incredibly lightweight, giving it the impression of being suspended in space, and earning it the name “flying tourbillon”. The assembly of 269 components of the movement, bridges, cams and springs, cage, wheels, jewels, screws… visible through the dial, becomes a unique decoration, to which only the index, counters and the hands in yellow are added.
The watch comes in an exceptional Hublot presentation case, made from carbon fibre, which includes a perfect replica of Ayrton Senna’s helmet from the year featured on the back of the watch. Each helmet is painted by Sid Mosca who was the official painter Ayrton Senna used for his helmets. It comes with a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Sid Mosca, and stamped by the Ayrton Senna Foundation.
KING POWER TOURBILLON AYRTON SENNA
Series 10 unique pieces, each different: each tourbillon case-back depicts one of ten highlights in Ayrton Senna’s life.
Exclusive Limited edition for Brazil
King Power Diameter – 48 mm in carbon fiber
Bezel: Circular satin-finished black ceramic imitating a F1 brake disk, with 6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire Ǿ 35.50×3.00 mm, colourless single-layer ART, interior face with grey transfer minute track and Ayrton Senna signature in yellow.
Bezel Lugs: Black composite resin.
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin.
Case-back: Carbon fiber with sapphire crystal with transfer photos of each moment.
Crown: Ǿ 8.40 satin-finished black PVD titanium, with black rubber insert.
Screws: Black PVD titanium.
Water resistance: Approximately 100 m or 10 ATM.
Push-piece: Single push-piece with yellow and black rubber inserts.
Matt black, black nickel indexes, yellow SuperLuminova™, with power reserve indicator using green, blue and red Superluminova™ spots.
Hands: Satin-finished black nickel hands with yellow SuperLuminova™.
Column-wheel chronograph, clutch tourbillon escapement coupled directly to the cage with power reserve indicator on the dial side.
No. components: 269
Bridges: Carbon fibre
Screws: Polished steel
Main plate: Circular-grained black gold
Barrel: With reinforced spring.
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring.
Power Reserve: Approximately 120 hours with chrono deactivated.
Adjustable black rubber and Nomex strap with yellow stitching
King Power folding buckle in black microblasted PVD titanium