(Part three of a four part series on luxury diver watches)
Hublot designed a special edition diver’s watch, so special that there are only 20 pieces of Hublot’s Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli Special Edition.
Hublot invested eighteen months in research and extensive testing in the development of Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli. The watch’s name was derived from the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel, a contemporary haven in Noonu Atoll in Maldives. It also happens to be the only place where the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli watch can be purchased.
Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc underwent testing inside Roxer Tank where it was placed in a controlled pressurized environment equivalent to 5000 meters under water, however, is actually capable of withstanding pressure at 4000 meters, the depth at which it can be worn.
Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a 48 mm case crafted in light weight grade 2 titanium which is accentuated in a finely brushed satin finish. Its visual presentation is further illustrated in vibrant colors of white and yellow making it quite unique from the usual black color norm for most diver watches. The dial, flange and hands have been treated with in a bright yellow SuperLuminova™ hue allowing for readability when diving at a distance of 25 cm in the dark.
Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a helium valve which helps emit gases that the watch might intake while diving under water. The valve is located on the left side of the case which is attached at 10 o’clock.
The Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli caseback is etched with the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel’s emblem and Hublot’s name which is engraved in yellow. Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc operates with an automatic caliber HUB1401 mechanism consisting of 180 components. It also has a power reserve of 42 hours.
As mentioned earlier Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli is a special limited edition timepiece of only 20 pieces with a retail price of $26,000 (USD).
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