Hublot is all set to bring out the King Power Unico GMT watch in January 2012, with a new in-house movement for the Unico series. A sneak peek at the first watch of the series, and it is quite impressive. The watch sports 24 timezones on the dial that can get confusing for the wearer. The watch comes with a 48mm dial nested in a gold or black ceramic case, automatic mechanical Hublot Caliber 1220 (GMT function) . Just a short wait to get your hands on this baby, especially if you are bored of the Big Bang watch overdose.
Update – Press Release
KING POWER UNICO GMT
The now famed Unico manufacture chronograph movement has undergone its first ever evolution. Its base will now house a GMT function, which has been entirely developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot.
The main technical feature of this GMT complication is that is gives the time in the different time zones using an expert set of 4 rotating aluminium discs. They are controlled by a push-button housed in the case middle at 2 o’clock which allows the discs to be simultaneously positioned, allowing the time in the city, selected from the 14 available, to be instantly and directly read.
With an elegant, practical and functional design, the King Power Unico GMT has a 48 mm dial and is available in two versions, ceramic or King Gold red gold ceramic, featuring a dial which is easy to read despite the wealth of indications it contains, and which allows the beautiful mechanics of the calibre to be admired. With a 72-hour power reserve, this watch will appeal to travellers with an appreciation of fine contemporary watchmaking.
References 771.CI.1170.RX (ceramic version)
771.OM.1170.RX (gold version)
Series Not limited
Case “King Power” – 48 mm in diameter
Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold
Bezel Black ceramic with circular satin finish and black rubber moulding
Engraved city names
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lug Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Screw Black PVD titanium
Crown Black PVD titanium or 18K King Gold with black rubber insert
Push-buttons 2 o’clock: Black PVD titanium or 18K King Gold with black rubber insert
Case-back Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished 18K King Gold
Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
Dial Matt black skeleton with city indications
4 rotating aluminium discs with hour indications
Hands Satin-finished, with black Superluminova™
Movement HUB 1220 UNICO Base with GMT function
Developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, self-winding
Oscillating weight Openworked with black PVD coating, tungsten segment
Power reserve 72 hours
Strap Adjustable articulated black rubber strap
Clasp King Power micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle, cap in micro-blasted black PVD titanium, decorative plate in micro-blasted black ceramic
Gold version: 18K King Gold decorative plate and cap