On Wednesday, Hublot invited the British press, as well as some of its closest clients, to a private view of its 2014 novelties. In total, 11 pieces were shown at Hublot’s Boutique, on 31 New Bond Street, in London.
Guests were treated to champagne and canapes, and had the chance to get close-up with the new timepieces. Here’s a look at four exceptional watches that were on display.
King Power Special One
Hublot welcomed a number of high-profile football managers this year, including José Mourinho. In his honour, Hublot unveiled the aptly named King Power Special One. With a strapping diameter of 48 mm and a sleek and sporty design, the King Power isn’t your average watch. The watch is limited to just 500 pieces, and priced at £16,900.
Classic Fusion Pelé
Hublot also welcomed the King of football, Pelé, by giving the legendary Brazilian playmaker a new Classic Fusion. The new timepiece is based on the design of the Classic Fusion Aero Chronograph, with 45mm polished/satin-finished ceramic case, and an automatic mechanical Aero Hublot chronograph movement. The sapphire dial has faceted and polished indices in silver powder and yellow. Pelé’s signature can be found on the watch’s case back. The watch is limited to just 200 pieces, and priced at £27,200.
Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon
Hublot continued its partnership with Scuderia Ferrari in 2014, by introducing three new 45-mm Hublot Big Bang Ferrari chronographs, including this Titanium Carbon, limited to 1,000 pieces. All of the new models come equipped with Hublot’s in-house Unico Chronograph calibre. Its price: £19,800.
Spirit of Big Bang in King Gold Ceramic
One of the big surprises this year was Hublot’s decision to develop a tonneau-shaped watch collection. Although it has released tonneau cases in the past, through its special-edition Masterpiece watches, this is the strongest indication that the manufacture wants to build a new family, after the Big Bang, King Power, and Classic Fusion. The King Gold model (pictured above), is priced at £30,100 and is one of four variations released by Hublot.