Hublot, long known for their masculine sandwich construction watches in the shape of a porthole (in the event that you haven’t picked-up on this yet, or didn’t study French: Hublot means porthole) decided to break from the normal mold to create the Bruce Lee watch.
The idea is very cool, during the day you;re wearing your wrist watch.
Price: CHF 14,800 in steel and CHF 25,900 in gold
The dial also follows this same idea, with a sleek design and only the essential features: hours and minutes.
02 mm thinner, though this is a fudge since it does not include the cannon pinion or hour wheel! It is a classic 17-jewel design with the addition of four non-counted jewels used to separate the exposed mainspring from the plate.
This watch includes a 42 hour energy reserve, but no water proofing to talk of.
The other main contender in this arena is known as the vertical clutch.
The 3 options permit an array of tastes, using the more reserved CAU2010 at one finish from the spectrum and also the bold and sporty CAU2012 in the other.
Sweden has been the host of an official Grand Prix between 1933 and 1967 and an FIA Formula One Championship race, at Anderstorp, between 1973 and 1978.
Also new are the applied and luminous Arabic numerals, then again, more in line with the racing vocation of this watch (no use of the usual sandwich pilot dial and pilot numerals).
Movement: Calibre FC-710, in-house – automatic winding – 42 hours power reserve – 28,800 vph – hours, minutes, seconds, date at 6
Case: 42mm diameter x 13mm thickness ; Stainless Steel (Finnish Supra 316L/4435) ; sapphire crystal on both faces ; One-way rotating bezel, Screw in case back and crown ; 300m water resistant
Proud of its Swiss roots, the brand tags itself as “Made of Lucerne” – not made in Lucerne.
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