Lisa Washington –
Hublot celebrates the return of the Formula 1 Grand Prix to the US with F1 King Power Austin
Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmakers who have created timeless watches for men and women has created a limited edition timepiece to commemorate the return of the Formula 1 races to the United States. The limited edition timepiece was aptly named F1 King Power Austin after the Formula 1 race which is slated to begin in November 2012 in Austin, Texas. The F1 Power Austin is limited to 250 pieces and was named the official watch of the Formula 1 races.
The 2012 US Formula 1 Race or Grand Prix is an annual sporting event that is called the highest class of single-seater auto racing around the globe. The Formula 1 race cars used in the races are among the fastest track racing cars in the world racing at speed up to 220 miles per hour. With such high speeds and high stakes, the individuals who drive these super speedy cars are among the most highly conditioned and trained athletes on the globe.
The F1 King Power Austin comes in a titanium case with a titanium and carbon fiber “high tech brake disc” style bezel and six titanium screws. The open-worked case back is also made of titanium as are the screws and crowns. The dial comes in striking red, black and grey colors with a black and grey logo at 12 o’clock. There is also a start and reset button on the side of the timepiece which adds to the overall theme. The crystal casing is made of sapphire crystal which protects the upright, satin-finished hands and date window.
The F1 King Power Austin contains 27 jewels and a total of 234 constituents in total. There is a substantial power reserve of 42 hours and is water resistant to 10 ATM. The watch strap is made of flexible black alligator leather which is embroidered on to black rubber with contrasting red stitching. The F1 King Power Austin continued on with the great attention to detail with a clasp made of black PVD titanium “King Power” deployment clasp, titanium cap and embellished plate.
The look of the watch is quite remarkable with the contrasting colors on the dial and the strap. The F1 King Power Austin would make an ideal gift for someone who is an avid follower of the Formula 1 Grand Prix or anyone who appreciates the sport of auto racing and desires a watch that captures the essence of the sport.