By Osheen Arakelian
Hublot has released their latest limited edition timepiece dedicated to New York with the launch being held at their 692 Madison Avenue Flagship store in New York City. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot shared his thoughts on the partnership by stating:
“The Hublot brand is thrilled to honor our New York City clients and City enthusiasts with the limited edition King Power 692 Bang. The Madison Avenue boutique, opened in 2011, is Hublot’s flagship in America, and we are excited to honor our history with this great city. Inspired by the yellow NYC Taxi, a city icon, this timepiece allows our customer to celebrate Hublot with New York pride.”
It’s clear where Hublot go their inspiration for this piece, with its little details honouring the citizens of New York and the rich history that it holds. Using the distinct and iconic yellow taxicab as inspiration for the colouring of the King Power, Hublot set about creating something that would capture the attention of those who set their eyes on this unique piece. Weighing in at a hefty 48mm in size, the King Power uses Microblasted black ceramic and black PVD titanium material. It is definitely a no joke kind of watch and offers a sophisticated yet sporty design that goes hand in hand with what Hublot is aiming for with their wristwatches. The unique yellow colouring on the case and the strap really makes it stand out amongst a crowd and resembles exactly what New York City is known for, being LOUD and somewhat larger than life. An automatic self-winding movement with 42 hour power reserve keeps the time ticking away at an always efficient frequency.
This theme is also resembled on the caseback with a sketch of the Madison Avenue boutique façade, inspired by the grand luxury townhouses of New York’s famed Upper East Side; the caseback is a nice little tie in to the overall theme. Although not overly complicated or over the top in its design, The Hublot King Power 692 Bang does a great job of celebrating the long history that Hublot and New York have together.
The launch was celebrated with an intimate cocktail event at the flagship store on Madison Avenue, and is limited to just 26 pieces worldwide. For more info, please visit hublot.com
- Diameter 48mm
- Microblasted black ceramic
- Sapphire anti-reflective treatment
- Crown and pushers in black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
- Screws in black PVD titanium
- Self-winding automatic movement
- 42 hours power reserve
- Black rubber and hornback crocodile strap with yellow stitching
- A second yellow strap is included
- Retail price $26.200 USD
Osheen Arakelian – Contributing Writer
Drawing on a lifelong love of horology and a more recent introduction to appreciation of fine whisky, Osheen brought the two together with watch & whisky. He is proprietor of the site, which covers everything related to watches and whisky. In between completing a degree in commercial law and supporting a rich social life, he is out and about attending all the latest watch and whisky events Sydney has to offer. His passion has also taken him around Australia attending a number of events and he hopes to continue his career in the watch industry on a more serious level after he graduates. Read his articles here.