Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hublot creates a special edition to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the independence of Mexico

Hublot is joining the Mexican people in celebrating the 200th anniversary of their independence, with a limited edition King Power in the national colours, featuring the symbol of the "Bell of Dolores" engraved on the case-back.

It was in 1810 that the people of Dolores, led by its priest Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo, started their rebellion to free themselves from Spanish domination. Calling on the villagers - by ringing the bells of his parish - to revolt against the colonial grip, he uttered the famous "Cry of Dolores", an exhortation to fight the Spanish government to win national independence. Without military experience and armed with improvised weapons, the inhabitants of Dolores triggered a wave of revolution throughout the country, thereby marking the first crucial step towards its independence. Now, in 2010, Hublot is paying tribute to these early combatants by creating a King Power bearing on its dial the colours of Mexico, and whose case-back reproduces an illustration of the famous "Cry of Dolores", symbolised by the bell that sounded the rallying call in 1810.

Technical details
Case: “King Power”, diameter 48 mm, in micro-blasted black ceramic or satinfinished King Gold
Bezel: Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished King Gold, with moulded black rubber and 6 relief black PVD H-shaped titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished King Gold
Crown: Black PVD titanium or King Gold with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium or King Gold with black rubber insert
Screws: Black PVD titanium
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial: Sapphire with green appliques plus white SuperLuminova™, overlaid counters with red minute track
Hands: Micro-blasted green satin finish with white SuperLuminova™
Movement: Skeleton mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, red counter bridge, Hublot calibre HUB4201
No. of Components: 252
Jewels: 27
Bridges: Micro-blasted black chrome
Screws: Black PVD titanium
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Micro-blasted black chrome
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Wristlet: Adjustable strap with black rubber underside and green alligator top side, and red stitching
Clasp: Micro-blasted black ceramic or satin-finished King Gold
Series: Black ceramic: limited, 150 pieces numbered from 01/150 to 150/150 King Gold: limited, 50 pieces numbered from 01/50 to 50/50

Hublot Special Edition 200th anniversary of the independence of Mexico crown
Hublot Special Edition 200th anniversary of the independence of Mexico
Hublot Special Edition 200th anniversary of the independence of Mexico back
Hublot Press