The Penultimate Grand Prix of the 2012 season will take place at the brand new “Circuit of The Americas” built in Austin, Texas. This race will mark the long awaited return of Formula 1 to the United States taking place between the 16th and 18th of November. With just four races left the fight to the finish between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso for the 2012 Championship title is going to a close one. As the official watch of Formula 1, Hublot has introduced a special limited edition piece to mark this momentous event in sporting history. Only 250 numbered pieces of the aptly named F1 King Power Austin have been made. The watch features unique elements that are directly inspired by Formula 1, such as the carbon and titanium bezel, a titanium case with a satin finish, featuring a perforated effect that brings to mind a high tech brake disk and a 30 minute timer at the 3 o’clock.
The titanium casing of Hublot F1 King Power Austin is 48 mm in diameter and features 6 H-shaped screws. It has HUB4100 self-winding chronograph movement that winds the watch by arm movement and has a 42 hour power reserve, thus making it irresistible to F1 lovers.
The strap is made from Hornback alligator leather, sewn onto black rubber, which ensures that the strap is long lasting and flexible. The red stitching along the strap blends beautifully with the color of the dial.