Ali Karimi’s luxury and expensive watch in a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

What existed only as a 3D CAD drawing when it was announced at the beginning of the F1 season in April has now become a tangible reality, and only 500 of them will be produced. It is the F1 King Power Chronograph, Hublot’s F1-sponsored celebratory watch. The prestigious 48mm-diameter case is made of zirconium with a satin finish and a ceramic and zirconium frame that forms the shape of a brake disc and is fixed with the characteristic H-profile titanium screws. Apparently, they didn’t skimp on anything and threw in everything that could be high-tech and related to F1 cars. The titanium crown is made with a black rubber insert, while the black PVD-coated titanium push buttons are made with a red rubber insert. The 10-bar, water-resistant case accommodates the 27-jewel movement of the Hublot automatic HUB4100, which has a frequency of 28,800 oscillations per hour and a power reserve of 42 hours. The processing of the structure is not ordinary either, since every part of it has been hardened with a micro-granular ceramic surface, which is then rhodium-plated and satin-finished. The bridges are also micro-gritted; the edges are rounded, polished, and secured with black PVD-coated screws. The rotor that winds the movement is made of tungsten carbide alloy, treated with a black PVD coating. The black rubber strap, marked with the F1 and Hublot logos, is coated with Nomex material on the outside and is fitted with a folding titanium buckle.

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