Swiss watch brand Hublot has launched its first timepiece with the Los Angeles Lakers – the King Power “Los Angeles Lakers” – the Official Watch of LA’s famed basketball team. Lakers star player and Hublot Brand Ambassador, Kobe Bryant, joined in the celebration with Hublot Partners John and Greg Simonian to unveil the new timepiece to the public for the first time.
Boasting 16 NBA titles, the Los Angeles Lakers are among the most successful and storied franchises in the NBA, and one of the most popular teams in the world. In the heart of the city, a Lakers game effortlessly fuses basketball with fashion, celebrity, luxury and excitement.
The King Power Los Angeles Lakers is Hublot’s first timepiece with the renowned basketball team since Hublot became the Official Timekeeper of the Los Angeles Lakers in January 2013. Hublot has produced two timepieces with Kobe Bryant, a Hublot Brand Ambassador since March 2013 – the King Power Black Mamba and the King Power Black Mamba King Gold.
The Hublot King Power “Los Angeles Lakers” exudes a masculine and sporty, yet sophisticated, aesthetic with a powerful 48mm case in black carbon fiber. The purple and yellow embellishments, inspired by the LA Lakers team colors, are reflected throughout the piece.
The dial features 4 zones of 12 minutes in black, yellow and purple, while the Los Angeles Lakers logo is strategically placed at 3 o’clock and the Lakers signature is visible on the sapphire case-back.
Limited to 50 pieces total, each piece will be delivered with two interchangeable straps – one real yellow Lakers jersey on black rubber with yellow and purple stitching and one gummy alligator sewed on black rubber with yellow and purple stitching.
Model: King Power “Los Angeles Lakers”
Limited series of 50 pieces numbered
“King Power” – Diameter 48 mm in black carbon fiber
Bezel: Black micro-blasted ceramic and micro-blasted titanium, 6 black PVD H-shaped relief titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: Black PVD titanium and black rubber with Hublot logo insert
Push-button: Rectangular in micro-blasted titanium
Case-back: Open, black carbon fiber with the Los Angeles Lakers signature on sapphire
Water resistance: 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Sapphire dial, 4 zones of 12 minutes in black, yellow and purple
Los Angeles Lakers signature at 3 o’clock
Indexes in satin-finished metallic dark grey with yellow Superluminova TM
Hands in satin-finished metallic dark grey with yellow Superluminova TM
HUB 4248 Mechanical self-winding caliber
Chronograph with central 48’ counter
Date: Trapezoidal window at 4.30
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Alt/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Delivered with two straps:
Real yellow Lakers jersey on black rubber with yellow and purple stitching
Gummy alligator sewed on black rubber with yellow and purple stitching
Clasp: Deployant buckle clasp in micro-blasted black PVD titanium and ceramic