Hublot presents the King Power “Special One”Close
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.
The movement's 330 components benefit from high reliability, with several of them produced using LIGA technology. These are manufactured via material growth, which ensures precision production down to micron level. In addition to the precision quality, it also offers the possibility of creating original shapes and designs (for example, our dual-arm micro-toothed clutch and second deviation wheels for the chronograph are only possible thanks to this technique). The frequency of
4hz/28,800 vibrations per hour and the immaculate finish are also a guarantee of high chronometric quality. Finally, its automated production, which includes automation of the machining, stone fitting, oiling and numerous assembly operations also ensures consistent, controlled quality. Two versions of this exclusive model were presented at Baselworld: titanium or King Gold (Hublot's famous red gold, redder and more precious thanks to the addition of 5% platinum).