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The Hublot King Power Red Devil Manchester United limited edition is a 1-of-500 tribute to England’s legendary Manchester United F.C. With a 48mm black ceramic case “football” chronograph, and the imagery of MANU’s iconic “Red Devil,” this Hublot King Power boasts diabolical appeal for fans of sports watches and Manchester United alike.
Hublot’s King Power took the original Hublot Big Bang to the next level of attitude and wrist presence. It’s not for everyone, but then again, not everyone has the confidence to “dance with the Devil.” This King Power Red Devil combines a nearly scratch-proof ceramic case (only diamond can reliably mar it) with a matching bezel and a rubber strap blazon with Manchester United red.
Ceramic is only half of the equations where the Hublot Red Devil’s case is concerned. Additional appeal derives from the use of actual Old Trafford Stadium steel in the construction of the case’s internal carriage. In order to leave no doubt as to this King Power’s loyalties, Hublot glorifies the solid case back with a vivid image of Manchester United F.C.’s team logo.
Manchester United’s mascot shares billing with a red-and-black color scheme that comes alive in the Hublot’s skeleton dial. No fewer than three sapphires – cover, dial base, and date disc – provide the steps of a deep and detailed watch face. Beneath the applied red calibrations of the hour scale and chronograph registers, the motion and keyless works of the Hublot caliber 4345 can be seen.
Hublot clusters the hour indices and their lume plots on elevated positions atop the chapter ring – stadium style. This is no empty gesture; Hublot’s watchmakers have fashioned the hour indices themselves from blades of Trafford Statium grass. Cut, lacquered, and immortalized on the dial of the Hublot King Power Red Devil, these swatches of the stadium field ensure that no matter where a MANU fan wears his Hublot, he’ll always have the “home field advantage.”
True to its mission as a football tribute, the Hublot King Power Red Devil features an Hublot chronograph caliber modified to time 45 minute sessions of a regulation match. The conventional chronograph minutes sub-register has been replaced by a radial hand and 45-minute track that permits easy reference to the time remaining in a period of play. Automatic winding, a discreet date window, and a 42-hour power reserve round out the roster of features.
Both Jean-Claude Biver (Hublot Chairman) and Sir Alex Ferguson (no introduction necessary) agree: this Hublot King Power Red Devil Manchester United is a winner. See it in high-resolution images on www.watchuwant.com.