As any New Yorker knows, there is no more recognizable symbol of the Big Apple (besides maybe the Empire State Building) than the yellow taxi cabs that populate the city’s streets. Residents and visitors to New York can now make their taxi-hailing arms even more noticeable by adding Hublot’s New York-exclusive yellow cab-themed limited edition watch to their wrists.
Unveiled by Hublot at the height of the city’s sweltering summer days—when taxis are most in demand—the King Power 692 Bang is a 25-piece limited edition exclusive to the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship boutique.
Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe commented on the release, saying, “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.”
The King Power 692 Bang features a 48mm micro-blasted black ceramic case, a crown and pushers in black PVD titanium with black rubber inserts, and screws in black PVD titanium. It is powered by a self-winding automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
Functions include hours and minutes, a central chronograph hand, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a date window at 5 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The black dial features a NYC taxi cab-yellow minute track, hands, and hour-markers.
The caseback features a sketch of the façade of Hublot’s Madison Avenue flagship, a brick and mortar building designed by famed architect Peter Marino and inspired by the grand luxury townhouses of New York’s historic Upper East Side neighborhood.
The King Power 692 Bang is completed by two interchangeable yellow and black hornback crocodile leather straps on rubber, inspired by the colors of the iconic NYC taxi cab.
Photo credit: Haute Time. For more information on the King Power 692 Bang, please visit the Hublot website.