Hublot's CEO Jean-Claude Biver, side by side with Ernesto Bertarelli, the president of Alinghi

Hublot's CEO Jean-Claude Biver, side by side with Ernesto Bertarelli, the president of Alinghi

17 January 2010 – Today in Geneva, Hublot’s CEO Jean-Claude Biver, side by side with Ernesto Bertarelli, the president of Alinghi, unveiled the chronograph sporting the colours of the Swiss Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup.

Swiss Made expertise was the toast of the hour this evening on the shores of Lake Geneva, as the exclusive, limited edition Hublot “King Power Alinghi” watch made its debut. The pride of the participants was swelled by immense motivation felt on all sides to defend the Swiss colours together in a few weeks’ time, when Alinghi and Oracle do battle on the water.

The King Power Alinghi echoes the expertise and precision of the Defender yacht built for the America’s Cup. New developments, cutting edge technology and materials, a focus on the excellence of resources and sharing the highest level of skills are qualities which link the two companies.

Jean-Claude Biver hopes that the King Power will bring the catamaran luck in this extraordinary challenge: “Alinghi already has an enormous range of skills and qualities, as well as the motivation to win, and we wish to demonstrate to them how proud we are to be their partner and to show them our support through this chronograph in the yacht’s colours!”.

Hublot King Power Alinghi

Hublot King Power Alinghi

Hublot King Power Alinghi Tehcnical Specifications

Case
“King Power”, diameter 48 mm in microblasted black ceramic

Bezel
Microblasted black ceramic with moulded black rubber, with 6 relief black PVD H-shaped titanium screws

Crystal
Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment

Bezel Lug
Black composite resin

Lateral Inserts
Black composite resin

Case-back
Microblasted black ceramic

Crown
Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert

Push-pieces
Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert

Screws
Black PVD titanium

Water resistance
100 m or 10 ATM

Dial
Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment, multilayered, additional matt black counters, index with black nickel, black SuperLuminova™, Alinghi logo at 9 o’clock

Hands
Satin-finished microblasted black nickel with black SuperLuminova™

Movement
Mechanical skeleton chronograph with automatic winding, carbon bridges, calibre Hublot HUB4400

No. of Components
252

Jewels
27

Bridges
Microblasted black chrome

Screws
Black PVD

Oscillating Weight
Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface

Main plate
Microblasted black chrome

Barrel
With reinforced spring

Escapement
Glucydur hairspring

Power Reserve
42 hours

Wristlet
Adjustable articulated black rubber

Clasp
Microblasted black ceramic and black PVD steel

Edition limited to 333 pieces numbered from 01/333 to 333/333