Hublot has teamed with the oldest automobile club in the world – the Automobile Club de France (ACF) – to create a limited edition timepiece to benefit the Fondation ICM (Institute for Cerebral and Medullary Disorders). This is the first partnership with a major brand for the ACF, which was founded in 1895. One of the founding members of the Fondation ICM is Jean Todt – a name well known to auto racing enthusiasts. Mr. Todt is the president of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) – the governing body for Formula 1. The FIA is headquartered at the Automobile Club de France.
Together, Hublot and the ACF developed the Aero Bang Drive ACF, a black chronograph with the ACF’s colors. A black ceramic case and bezel surround a skeleton dial, through which one can glimpse the movement beneath. A contribution from each watch sold will be donated to the fundamental and clinical research carried out by the ICM. The edition is limited to 250 pieces.
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Case: “Big Bang”, diameter 44.5 mm in microblasted black ceramic
Bezel: Microblasted black ceramic
Crystal: Sapphire with internal antireflective treatment, ACF logo transfer at 3 o’clock
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Microblasted black ceramic, ICM logo transfer on the crystal
Crown: Satin-finished steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Satin-finished steel, rectangular with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial: Microblasted black skeleton openworked with luminous blue rhodium-plated satin-finished applique indexes
Hands: Satin-finished, luminous blue rhodium-plated, chronograph hand with H counterweight
Movement: Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, Hublot HUB4200 caliber
Number of Components: 252
Screws: Black PVD
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Sandblasted & rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Adjustable in black rubber with gummy alligator finish
Clasp: Black PVD steel
Edition: limited to 250 pieces numbered from 01/250 to 250/250
I came across this watch to day and wanted to get a aprrox value for it for insurance. Cant find it anywhere. Looks real except the crystal does NOT say Hublot? Movement is HUB 4200 but says 28 jewels and not 27 as listed here. Any help would appreciated.