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  • Hublot King Power Juventus de Turin

    20 April 2013

    Hublot and the living legends of sport. The second step in the partnership undertaken between Hublot and Juventus F.C. is today marked by a watch bearing the famous colours of the club. Eagerly anticipated in Italy by fans of the famous Vecchia Signora, it is a King Power piece made from carbon fibre, ultra-light and hyper-strong, which was chosen by the team. It is equipped with the chronograph movement with the two central chrono hands making for excellent readability, plus the famous ‘45-minute’ counter developed especially by Hublot for football fans.

    Last August, during their tour of China and victory against Napoli in the final of the Supercoppa Italiana in Beijing National Stadium, Juventus Turin announced their choice of Hublot as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch, to support them from the start of the following season.

    Today, in tribute to the current Champion of Italy, the famous Vecchia Signora – the "old lady", as the club is affectionately known by the Italians – which is having a magnificent 2012-2013 season, Hublot is finally presenting the watch in the club's colours, so eagerly anticipated by fans of this team with such a glorious record of success.

    The piece is a King Power model made from carbon fibre, as requested by the club management. A limited edition of 200 numbered watches, these boast a case 48 mm in diameter, and are powerful but ultra-light and extremely impact-resistant thanks to the carbon fibre components, manufactured entirely in-house by Hublot. The watch is equipped with the HUB4245 chronograph movement, which has the particular feature of two central chrono hands. This makes for better readability - quicker and more efficient. The wearer can keep track of both hands at a glance; the first indicates the seconds, and the other hand, specially developed for football, indicates the time elapsed out of the 45 minutes in each half.

    With black and white of course predominating, the sapphire dial showcases the movement, here in an Aero Bang version, which has also undergone further skeleton working, opening up the piece to reveal even more of the working parts of the watch and its fine mechanics. The topside retains only the material necessary for it to function. This is coated with black ruthenium for a beautiful overall effect of homogeneity, and clearer reading. The minute track, a time counter at 9 o'clock, a date window at 4 o'clock and the exclusive Juventus emblem at 3 o'clock complete the dial, all playing with the iconic black and white combination. In a final reference to the legendary club, and perfectly complementing the piece, the white leather strap stitched onto black rubber, with a black leather strip in the centre, is also directly inspired by the team's graphic codes.

    In Italy, Juventus F.C. is a monument in its own right, with an imposing history. Founded in 1897, the club is the 3rd oldest in the country. In addition to having the most supporters, Juve has historically won the most national titles, and is one of the most successful and recognised teams worldwide. According to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, a body recognised by FIFA, Juventus was the best Italian club and second best European club in the 20th Century.

    Thanks to this partnership, Hublot is continuing to reinforce its presence in the world of top-class football. The first luxury brand to become involved in football in 2006, Hublot has since then worked in close collaboration with FIFA as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FIFA World Cup™, with UEFA as Official Watch of the European Championships, as well as with a list of prestigious clubs: Manchester United from England, Bayern Munich from Germany and Ajax Amsterdam from Holland, to name but a few.

    Technical details

    Reference 716.QX.1121.VR.JUV13 - Limited edition of 200 numbered pieces
    Case "King Power" - 48 mm diameter made from carbon fibre
    Bezel Carbon fibre with 6 black PVD titanium H-shaped relief screws
    Crystal Sapphire with black and white minute track transfer. Interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
    Bezel lug Black composite resin
    Lateral inserts Black composite resin with push-piece guard at 3 o'clock
    Case back Open, carbon fibre with anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal
    Crown Black PVD titanium, with black rubber insert
    Push-pieces Black PVD titanium with white and black rubber moulding
    Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
    Dial Sapphire, black nickel indexes with black SuperLuminova™, date window at 4 o'clock
    Hands Black nickel with black SuperLuminova™
    Movement HUB4245 Self-winding skeleton chronograph movement with central 45’ counter
    Weight Black galvanic coating, with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment
    Components 249, including 28 jewels
    Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
    Reserve 42 hours
    Strap Adjustable white and black leather strap stitched onto black rubber. White and black stitching
    Clasp Deployant buckle in micro-blasted black PVD titaniu

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