Swiss luxury watch maker HUBLOT is presenting King Power “Special One” to honour its brand ambassador and football coach José Mourinho.
This large size (48 mm), yet sleek and sporty timepiece which is either available in titanium or 18K King Gold, boasts a unique bezel with dark blue carbon fibre that grabs the attention of onlookers. Realised using an innovative technical process, the colour is directly integrated in the fibres arranged in the mould, and the whole assembly is then pressurised.
The visual effect is emphasised by the moulded bezel – also blue – and the rubber inserts for the push-buttons and crown. The counters, hands and minute track are in the same blue, and the piece is completed by a navy blue alligator strap which underscores the unique character of this watch. Moreover, blue is the favourite colour of José Mourinho, who is known as Special One among his followers. His signature also appears on the back of the watch.
The special one timepiece houses the Manufacture’s UNICO chronograph movement, entirely designed, developed, machined and assembled by the micro-mechanical engineers, engineers and watchmakers at Hublot.
This Flyback chronograph features two push buttons and a date indication. It is distinguished by the position of its mechanism with a horizontal double clutch and the famous “column wheel” visible on the dial side. A central 60-second counter and a small 60-minute counter at 3 o’clock offer the wearer excellent functional visibility. The pallet fork and escapement wheel are made from silicon, whose lightness guarantees excellent performance.
The movement’s 330 components benefit from high reliability, with several of them produced using LIGA technology. These are manufactured via material growth, which ensures precision production down to micron level. In addition to the precision quality, it also offers the possibility of creating original shapes and designs. The frequency of 4hz/28,800 vibrations per hour and the immaculate finish are also a guarantee of high chronometric quality. Finally, its automated production, which includes automation of the machining, stone fitting, oiling and numerous assembly operations also ensures consistent, controlled quality.
Two versions of this exclusive model were presented at Baselworld: titanium or King Gold.
701.NQ.0137.GR.SPO14 – Limited edition of 250 numbered pieces
701.OQ.0138.GR.SPO14 – Limited edition of 100 numbered pieces
“King Power” – Diameter 48 mm in Titanium or 18K King Gold
Bezel: Dark blue coloured carbon fibre with blue rubber moulding
6 black H-shaped relief titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs: Black composite resin – Lateral inserts also in black composite resin
Case-back: Open – Titanium or 18K King Gold with José Mourinho signature transfer
Crown: Titanium or 18K King Gold with blue rubber insert
Push-pieces: Titanium or 18K King Gold with blue rubber moulding
Water resistance: 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Sapphire with date window at 4 o’clock
Hands: Satin-finished, rhodium-plated or gold-plated with dark blue luminescent material
HUB1240 self-winding Unico Manufacture Flyback Chronograph
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours
Adjustable, blue alligator sewn onto black rubber with deployant buckle