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Watchuwant is now WatchBox! Subscribe for the best luxury watch content. Hublot builds ‘em big, and it built the Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000 even bigger. With a 48mm 18-karat rose gold case, this 1-of-100 limited edition is inspired by Monaco but vast enough to dwarf the Mediterranean microstate. Designed to endure the crushing pressure of 13,120 feet, this Hublot diver is the most extreme sports watch ever to bear the Hublot “H.” It’s fitting that “Hublot” means “porthole” in the Nyon manufactuer’s native French. Built like a submarine, the Oceanographic 4000 displays the time of day through a 6.5mm sapphire crystal that looks tough enough to resist depth charges. As a true dive watch, the Hublot King Power Oceanographic boasts all of the standard utility watch features – and then some. A unidirectional internal dive bezel leads the catalog of exotic engineering solutions that keep this Hublot cool under pressure. The unique internal location of the bezel shields it from accidental displacement once set; a burly retractable rose gold crown guard shields the crown itself from violent blows. At ten o’clock on the case, a helium relief valve stands ready to serve the .01 percent of divers who plan to use this watch in tandem with a diving bell and exotic oxygen mixtures. For everyone else, all of the Hublot Oceanographic’s Woods Hole-worthy tech is eye candy for technophile owners who value a timepiece for its ultimate potential. These owners will find the quick-release lugs to be more useful on a routine basis. Hublot’s signature “seat belt buckle” push-button lugs instantly discharge and accept textile, rubber, and leather Hublot straps without any need for special tools. Inside the cavernous rose gold and composite Hublot King Power case, the Oceanographic packs a Swiss-made HUB 1404 automatic movement. It features efficient unidirectional winding, a modern 28,800 VpH beat rate, and hacking (stop) seconds in order to facilitate precise synchronization to a reference clock… or dive timer. Hublot’s Oceanographic 4000 is the most water-resistant Hublot sports watch ever offered, and it has been issued as a fitting tribute to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. The renowned aquarium lends its name and its distinctive logo to the caseback of Hublot’s 100-piece limited edition King Power Oceanographic 4000. The image of the museum’s logo, a full-rigged sailing vessel, creates a dramatic focal point for the case back and commemorates Hublot’s charitable donations to the Museum Institute’s research programs. See this Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000 in high-resolution images on: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/hublot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/watchbox/ WatchBox Reviews Channel: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews Video and content by Tim Mosso