Last Saturday Usain Bolt regained his 100m World Title in 9’’77 during the IAAF World Championships 2013 in Moscow. After this wonderful occasion, we are pleased to offer a closer look at the Hublot King Power. The Hublot watch dedicated to the fastest man in the world.
This special model, limited at 250 pieces, has been developed in close consultation with the champion. He wanted his watch to be a fusion of the symbols representing everything he holds dear.
Starting with his silhouette, that pose – his unique signature – stylised and immediately recognisable in an anthracite grey transfer on a black background at 9 o’clock in the centre of the movement’s permanent small seconds counter. Another symbol… the choice to appear at the centre of the permanent chronograph, embodying time which constantly passes, never stopping…
The chronograph movement features a central 60-second hand and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock (which could serve him well in his crucial preparation routine during the final countdown prior to each race). A 12-hour chronograph counter sits at 6 o’clock, and is decorated with a touch of green in a nod to the colours on the flag of Bolt’s beloved home: Jamaica. Indispensable.
A date window at 4.30 completes the design. The 48 mm-diameter watch, in micro-blasted ceramic, is predominantly black, with gold – Bolt’s own colour and that of his lucky fetish shoes – very much in evidence, adding a further symbolic touch. The flange features a 2N gold powder coating and the strap is made from exactly the same gold-coloured synthetic leather as his shoes. This is stitched onto black rubber – a Hublot signature – to guarantee comfort, strength and flexibility.
As Usain said, “the best is yet to come!”. We wishes him the best of luck for the coming events especially the 200m and 4x100min the IAAF World T&F Championships in Moscow next weekend.