At Baselworld 2011 Hublot will present three new watches. The first is the race-themed, 48mm, F1 King Power Tourbillon King Gold Ceramic. Hublot will also present the Big Bang Black Caviar (in ceramic, not diamonds, and not $1 million). Finally, for those seeking something a bit more conservative, Hublot will launch the Classic Fusion Opaline Dial.
The F1 King Power Tourbillon King Gold Ceramic is equipped with the tourbillon chronograph movement HUB7300 featuring a five-day power reserve, a special tourbillon cage and a balance with an F1 brake disc decoration along the same lines as the watch bezel, made from ceramic and with a circular satin finish mimicking F1 brake discs. This piece will be produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces,
The strap, stitched onto rubber, is made from Nomex, a synthetic fiber developed by Dupont with very low combustibility and its thermostability, making it perfect for the racing suits worn by F1 drivers. Water resistant to 100 meters.
Ceramic is an ideal material for a watch. It is 30% lighter than steel, 100% scratchproof, 100% anti-allergenic, and 100% rust-proof. The Big Bang Black Caviar’s exterior case components are made almost entirely from ceramic, including even the crown and dial – a first for Hublot. The design is inspired by the famous One Million $ Black Caviar.
The case, dial and bezel feature deep reliefs designed, cut, beveled and polished like the baguette black diamonds of its big sister. The case measures 41mm in diameter and is equipped with the automatic mechanical movement HUB1112.
The Black Caviar is mounted on a glossy black alligator strap stitched on black rubber to provide added comfort, flexibility and robustness. A 42-hour power reserve 100 meter water resistance complete the package.
Finally, Hublot will present for the first time a new Classic Fusion housing a silvered opaline dial. This Classic Fusion is available in 42 and 45mm diameters, and in two versions: zirconium and 5N red gold. The case exhibits polished and satin finishes. The movements are automatic mechanical calibers HUB 1112 and HUB 1110. Water resistance is 50 meters.