Hublot King Power «Special One» titanium version
Baselworld 2014: Hublot presents the titanium version of its King Power “Special One” watch, in honor of José Mourinho.
In honour of The Special One - football coach José Mourinho - who recently rejoined the prestigious ranks of the Hublot ambassadors, Hublot has unveiled the aptly named King Power Special One. With a strapping diameter of 48 mm and a sleek, sporty design, the King Power is not your average watch, and this is evident at first glance. It's the dark blue carbon fibre that grabs your attention. It's new. It is the result of an unprecedented technical process. The colour is directly integrated in the fibres arranged in the mould, and the whole assembly is then pressurised. The colour is thus within the material.
The visual effect is emphasised by the moulded bezel - also blue - and the rubber inserts for the push-buttons and crown. The counters, hands and minute track are in the same blue, and the piece is completed by a navy blue alligator strap which underscores the unique character of this watch. Why blue? Because it's somewhat the signature colour of José Mourinho; his ties, his shirts - he always wears a touch of blue. His signature also appears on the back of the watch.
The beating heart of the watch is the Manufacture's UNICO chronograph movement, entirely designed, developed, machined and assembled by the micro-mechanical engineers, engineers and watchmakers at Hublot. This Flyback chronograph (a practical solution enabling instant restarting of the chronograph) is unique in the watchmaking industry, and features two push-buttons and a date indication. It is distinguished by the position of its mechanism with a horizontal double clutch and the famous "column wheel" visible on the dial side.
A central 60-second counter and a small 60-minute counter at 3 o'clock offer the wearer excellent functional visibility. The pallet fork and escapement wheel are made from silicon, whose lightness guarantees excellent performance.
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had already become the basis of a new DNA, leading the brand to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.Find out more
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