After its aggressive marketing spree in the last few years, 2012 might just be HUBLOT‘s biggest year yet. A little less than a week into the new year and Jean-Claude Biver, HUBLOT’s larger-than-life CEO announced he was stepping down, leaving the company in the good hands of Ricardo Guadalupe. Then came the unveiling of its King Power UNICO GMT timepiece, the first of such to utilize the HUBLOT developed UNICO movement. In many ways, HUBLOT’s King Power UNICO GMT is a miniature computer.
Through its huge dial face and a set of 4 rotating discs, the full 24-hour time zones is on display. With a push of a button at the 2 o’clock right above the crown, one can simultaneously position the discs. Thus, allowing the time in the 14 selected locations around the globe to be read, though it can be somewhat confusing at times. A large 48 mm dial encase in either ceramic or 18K “King Gold” red gold ceramic, King Power UNICO GMT will have a 72-hour power reserve and water resistant for up to 100 meters. Currently available at HUBLOT flagship stores and fine watch dealers around the globe.
King Power UNICO GMT
771.CI.1170.RX – ceramic version
771.OM.1170.RX – gold version
Case: “King Power” – Diameter 48 mm – Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold
Bezel: Black ceramic with circular satin finish and black rubber moulding
Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Case-back: Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold
Dial: Matt black skeleton with city indications
4 rotating aluminium discs with hour indications
Hands: Satin-finished, with black Superluminova
Movement: HUB 1220 UNICO Base with GMT function
Wristlet: Adjustable articulated black rubber strap
Clasp: King Power micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle, cap in micro-blasted black PVD titanium, decorative plate in micro-blasted black ceramic
Gold version: 18K King Gold decorative plate and cap