Arturo Fuente factory, the maker of “Fuente Fuente Opus X “cigars, has just celebrated its 100-year anniversary. To celebrate this occasion, Swiss luxury watch brand HUBLOT offers the King Power “Arturo Fuente” Limited Edition timepiece inspired by the one of the most exclusive cigar brands in the world.
According to its connoisseurs, the Fuente Fuente Opus X is the rarest cigar in the world and has unique stories associated with its origin. It was in mid 80’s; Carlos Fuente had introduced the wrapper tobacco to grow in Santo Domingo. The tobacco emerged from Château de la Fuente was unique, boasted an exceptional power and wealth of aroma.
And while the vast majority of cigars comprise 5 tobacco leaves (wrapper, binder and 3 more leaves for filler), the Fuente Fuente Opus X has 9. In another successful feat, in 1992 the first Fuente Fuente Opus X emerged from Tabacalera Fuente, making it the first Dominican puro (cigar deriving all its leaves from the same source). As the ultimate perfectionists, the Fuente family choose to “mature” them for at least 2 years before exporting, for the aromas of the various tobaccos to make a harmonious blend.
But this cigar is not just innovative for its design and tobacco. Its factory is completely unique, similar in many points to the Hublot watchmaking manufacture: 300 employees work there, as at Hublot, organised in workshops. The Fuente Fuente Opus X has a whole dedicated room, just like the complications at Hublot, where the Master Torcedors have their own domain, like the Master Watchmakers: they are both hotbeds of expert hands, know-how and exclusively reserved components.
The King Power “Arturo Fuente” limited series is delivered in a genuine cigar case developed specially by Hublot, a blend between Macassar ebony and carbon. The top contains an exclusive FUENTE FUENTE OPUS X ring accompanied by the Hublot logo signature.To mark the presentation of this watch; Arturo Fuente has created a special edition of FUENTE FUENTE OPUS X cigars for Hublot, with special Hublot rings.
703. OX.3113.HR.OPX12: King Gold version. Limited series of 100 pieces numbered from 0/100 to 100/100
703. CI.3113.HR.OPX12: Ceramic version. Limited series of 200 pieces numbered from 0/200 to 200/200
King Power – Diameter 48 mm in 18K King Gold or microblasted ceramic
Bezel: 18K King Gold or Black ceramic, 6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire Ǿ 35.50×3.00 mm, with anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: 18 K King Gold satin-finished or micro-blasted black ceramic, Black rubbers insert
Push-pieces: 2 push pieces 18K King Gold or ceramic, Black rubber insert
Case-back: 18K King Gold or ceramic, Exclusive illustration transfer celebrating the 100th anniversary designed and created by Manny Iriarte (Iriarte Photography & Design, Inc.)
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
Matt brown, with 18K King gold platted indexes with black SuperLuminova™
Fuente cigar logo transfer at 6 o’clock
Hands: Satin-finished 18K red gold hands with black SuperLuminova™
HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
No. of components: 252
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Adjustable black rubber and brown Hornback alligator strap with white stitching
Clasp King Gold version: Satin finished King Gold cap, black PVD deployant buckle.
Ceramic version: Micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle.