Hublot has produced a series of limited edition watches since being announced as the Official Timekeeper of Formula 1. With today’s announcement of the F1 King Power Austin, the collection is now twelve references strong, including two tourbillons. The original design was groundbreaking in its design, with brake-disc style bezel, F1-styled chrono pushers, and a Nomex strap made from the same fire resistant material as the F1 drivers suits.
Hublot has by and large applied the unique and unprecedented design features of the original F1 King Power to the entire series, with one exception being the use of an alligator strap rather than Nomex for some models (Great Britain, Austin, Interlagos). In addition, we have also see unique sapphire crystals such as for the Monza F1 (red sapphire), and in some instances there is carbon fiber case (Interlagos, Abu Dhabi) or ceramic case used rather than a precious metal.
All in all, this is one of my favorite and most exciting modern-day watch collections. Here is a “summary overview”, compiled for the enjoyment of Perpetuelle readers.
Hublot F1 King Power Collection