Hugues du Rouret of ACF, Pr Yves Agid of ICM, Jean-Claude Biver and Bruno Senna

Hugues du Rouret of ACF, Pr Yves Agid of ICM, Jean-Claude Biver and Bruno Senna

The oldest Automobile club in the world is opening it s doors to the Swiss watchmaking company Hublot for the first partnership in its history .
Hugues de Rouret and Jean-Claude Biver are explaining the reasons which encouraged them to join forces in Paris today . The main fruit of this alliance will be the creat ion of a watch in the AFC colours, a percentage of the royalt ies from which will be donated to the Fondat ion ICM (Inst itute for Cerebral and Medullary Disorders).

Since its very beginnings in 1895, this members’ club has brought together pioneers, inventors and entrepreneurs driven by the development potential the automobile can offer, both in terms of technological advances and the notions of freedom and fantasy that it represents. These gentlemen drivers have never formed a partnership with a major brand name, until now. Under the aegis of their management company (S.G.A.C.F.), they have accepted this challenge.

Hublot’s CEO, Jean-Claude Biver, a trailblazing, impassioned entrepreneur, was captivated by the potential synergies between his watchmaking brand and the Club Automobile. These synergies do not just relate to the values that they share: a respect for tradition, expertise, technological advances, but also, and above all, they provide an opportunity to support the Fondation ICM (Institute for Cerebral and Medullary Disorders), one of the founding members of which is none other than Jean Todt, a distinguished name in the automotive world, member of the ACF, and President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile … which is headquartered at the Automobile Club de France!

Jean-Claude Biver, along with Hublot, has always been involved in projects to support and champion disadvantaged children. Today, through this first association with the ACF, he is lending his support to the ICM project. This international research centre was set up to prevent, treat and compensate for the consequences of spinal cord injuries caused by sports and road accidents, and to find treatments for brain pathologies (www.icminstitute.org).

Hublot has created a limited edition men’s and women’s watch, a “drive” chronograph in the ACF colours. A black ceramic case and bezel surround the skeleton dial which reveals a section of the movement. A contribution from each watch sold will be donated to the fundamental and clinical research carried out by the ICM.

Hublot AERO BANG DRIVE ACF

Hublot AERO BANG DRIVE ACF

AERO BANG DRIVE ACF – Technical Specifications

Case
“Big Bang”, diameter 44.5 mm in microblasted black ceramic

Bezel
Microblasted black ceramic

Crystal
Sapphire with internal antireflective treatment, ACF logo transfer at 3 o’clock

Bezel Lug
Black composite resin

Lateral Inserts
Black composite resin

Case-back
Microblasted black ceramic, ICM logo transfer on the crystal

Crown
Satin-finished steel with black rubber insert

Push-pieces
Satin-finished steel, rectangular with black rubber insert

Screws
Titanium

Water resistance
100 m or 10 ATM

Dial
Microblasted black skeleton openworked with luminous blue rhodium-plated satin-finished applique indexes

Hands
Satin-finished, luminous blue rhodium-plated, chronograph hand with H counterweight

Movement
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding

Hublot HUB4200 calibre

No. of Components
252

Jewels
27

Bridges
Sandblasted

Screws
Black PVD

Oscillating Weight
Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface

Main plate
Sandblasted & rhodium-plated

Barrel
With reinforced spring

Escapement
Glucydur hairspring

Power Reserve
42 hours

Strap
Adjustable in black rubber with gummy alligator finish

Clasp
Black PVD steel

Edition limited to 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250