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in Hublot | Sunday, July 17. 2011
After 18 months of research and testing Hublot has unveiled the first diver’s watch built to withstand the pressure at a depth of 4,000 meters. The watch was designed and constructed in association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, a first for the museum. On June 6 the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 was unveiled in the main aquarium in Monaco, with both HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot in attendance. The partnership will kick off at the “DEEP SEA Conference” on October 13 of this year at the Oceanographic Institute of Paris, where Hublot will be the main partner.
The large “King Power” case measures 48 millimeters in diameter and is available in both a micorblasted satin-finished titanium and matte carbon fiber. The titanium version is limited to 1000 pieces, while the carbon fiber is limited to just 500 pieces. The dial is protected with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, while the case-back is made from microblasted satin-finished titanium or microblasted satin-finished titanium with black PVD. The watch has been certified to 400 ATM or 4,000 meters an tested to 5,000 meters according to the NIHS standards.
The reference numbers 731.NX.1190.RX and 731.QX.1140.RX are powerd by the HUB1401 mechanical movement with automatic winding. Made up of 180 parts and 23 jewels the movement allows for a 42 hour power reserve. The watch is completed with a either a black rubber or rubber and nylon strap with tongue and buckle closing system in titanium or black DVD titanium. The titanium version has a retail price of $19,900 and the carbon fiber version is $25,900.