HUBLOT King Power Juventus Turin Limited Edition

HUBLOT unveils King Power Juventus Turin Limited Edition to honour the partnership undertaken between Hublot and Juventus F.C. Eagerly anticipated in Italy by fans of the famous Vecchia Signora, it is a King Power piece made from carbon fibre, ultra-light and hyper-strong, which was chosen by the team. It is equipped with the chronograph movement with the two central chrono hands making for excellent readability, plus the famous ‘45-minute’ counter developed especially by Hublot for football fans.

Last August, during their tour of China and victory against Napoli in the final of the Supercoppa Italiana in Beijing National Stadium, Juventus Turin announced their choice of Hublot as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch, to support them from the start of the following season.

In tribute to the current Champion of Italy, the famous Vecchia Signora – the “old lady”, as the club is affectionately known by the Italians – which is having a magnificent 2012-2013 season, Hublot is presenting the watch in the club’s colours, so eagerly anticipated by fans of this team with such a glorious record of success.

The piece is a King Power model made from carbon fibre, as requested by the club management. A limited edition of 200 numbered watches, these boast a case 48 mm in diameter, and are powerful but ultra-light and extremely impact-resistant thanks to the carbon fibre components, manufactured entirely in-house by Hublot. The watch is equipped with the HUB4245 chronograph movement, which has the particular feature of two central chrono hands. This makes for better readability – quicker and more efficient. The wearer can keep track of both hands at a glance; the first indicates the seconds, and the other hand, specially developed for football, indicates the time elapsed out of the 45 minutes in each half.

With black and white of course predominating, the sapphire dial showcases the movement, here in an Aero Bang version, which has also undergone further skeleton working, opening up the piece to reveal even more of the working parts of the watch and its fine mechanics.

The topside retains only the material necessary for it to function. This is coated with black ruthenium for a beautiful overall effect of homogeneity, and clearer reading. The minute track, a time counter at 9 o’clock, a date window at 4 o’clock and the exclusive Juventus emblem at 3 o’clock complete the dial, all playing with the iconic black and white combination. In a final reference to the legendary club, and perfectly complementing the piece, the white leather strap stitched onto black rubber, with a black leather strip in the centre, is also directly inspired by the team’s graphic codes.

In Italy, Juventus F.C. is a monument in its own right, with an imposing history. Founded in 1897, the club is the 3rd oldest in the country. In addition to having the most supporters, Juve has historically won the most national titles, and is one of the most successful and recognised teams worldwide. According to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, a body recognised by FIFA, Juventus was the best Italian club and second best European club in the 20th Century.

Technical details
Model: HUBLOT King Power Juventus Turin Limited Edition
Reference 716.QX.1121.VR.JUV13
Limited edition of 200 numbered pieces

Case
“King Power” – 48 mm diameter made from carbon fibre
Bezel: Carbon fibre with 6 black PVD titanium H-shaped relief screws
Crystal: Sapphire with black and white minute track transfer, Interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin with push-piece guard at 3 o’clock
Case back: Open, carbon fibre with anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal
Crown: Black PVD titanium, with black rubber insert
Push-pieces Black PVD titanium with white and black rubber moulding
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres

Dial
Sapphire, black nickel indexes with black SuperLuminova™, date window at 4 o’clock
Hands: Black nickel with black SuperLuminova™

Movement
HUB4245 Self-winding skeleton chronograph movement with central 45’ counter
Weight: Black galvanic coating, with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment
Components: 249, including 28 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power Reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Adjustable white and black leather strap stitched onto black rubber. White and black stitching
Clasp: Deployant buckle in micro-blasted black PVD titanium and micro-blasted black ceramic

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