Hublot, the luxury watchmaker, unveiled the F1 King Power watch in Shanghai. Only 500 samples will be produced of the zirconium watch. The F1 logo is displayed clearly at the 12 o'clock mark.
The watch measures 48mm in diameter and its bezel is reminiscent of the disc brakes on a Formula 1 car. Hublot, which was named the Official Watchmaker of Formula 1 last month, offers this watch with a two-layer strap that features rubber on the inside.
The dial is composed of a material that's comparable to that used on making racing drivers overalls externally. The movement is a mechanical chronograph with automatic winding known as the Hublotcalibre HUB 4100. Meanwhile, its dial has multilayered indexes with black nickel treatment.
In a release, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver cited the great admiration he has for the exceptional and unique achievements of Bernie Ecclestone.
He went as far as to say that without Ecclestone, there would have been no Formula 1. He also talked about the admiration he had for drivers who have the ability to control these ultra-sophisticated racing machines down to the slightest movement, all at incredible speed! He also lauded the F1 for being a source of high technology.
Hublot chief executive Jean-Claude Biver remarked that he had always admired Bernie Ecclestone and his achievements. He noted that without Ecclestone, there would be no Formula One as this Grand Prix is his own creation.
Biver also remarked that he had always admired drivers who could control F1 racing machines at incredible speeds and using the slightest movements. He noted that F1 represents a cradle of high technology.
On the other hand, Ecclestone, chief executive of the Formula One Group, remarked that he had a keen interest in watches and the art of watchmaking, adding that he is pleased with having the Hublot King Power F1 as the official watch of the Grand Prix.
He noted that Hublot's rise is a well-managed feat achieved through Hublot's energy, creativity and dedication to perfection. Ecclestone added that there is no better luxury watch brand to associate with Formula 1.