The renowned Swiss watchmaker presented another great limited edition of the brand’s trademark collection. It is the King Power “Arturo Fuente” watch, made in tribute to the famous Opus X cigar brand. Produced in king gold and ceramic limited series, these original timepieces come in genuine cigar cases, specially created by Hublot. For this occasion, Arturo Fuente has also come with a special edition of Opus X cigars, with distinctive rings dedicated to the Swiss brand.
Well known Fuente family, originally from Cuba, started their business exactly 100 years ago, in Dominican Republic. Today, their most famous product Opus X is, according to some connoisseurs, the most sought after cigar in the world. It deserves this special status thanks to its innovative design and high-quality tobacco, but mostly because of the distinctive approach in its manufacturing. Unlike the majority of cigars that comprise 5 tobacco leaves (wrapper, binder and 3 more leaves for filler), the Opus X has 9, so that each puff provides the ultimate pleasure and the purest aroma.
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Arturo Fuente Tabacalera and two decades since it released the first Opus X, another great master in its field, Hublot produced a very interesting King Power edition that will be a perfect match with one of these Fuente cigars. King Power Arturo Fuente watches are distinctive by matt brown dials, featuring 18 karat King gold platted indexes and satin-finished 18karat red gold hands, all covered with black SuperLuminova. Besides, there is the Fuentes cigar logo at the 6 o’clock position. The dial perfectly fits an adjustable black rubber and a brown Hornback alligator strap with white stitching.
A robust, King Power case with the diameter of 48mm is either made of 18 karat gold or microblasted ceramic. The first version is produced in the Limited Edition of 100 pieces, while they are twice as many ceramic pieces. A bezel, crafted in the same material as the case, features characteristic 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, as well as lugs and lateral inserts in black composite resin.
The most beautiful detail on the watch is the Arturo Fuente illustration transfer on the case-back, celebrating the 100th anniversary. Inside the case, there is a HUB4100 self-winding chronograph mechanism. It comprises 252 components and 27 jewels and provides a power-reserve of 42 hours.
As I have already mentioned, this 100 meter water-resistant timepiece is delivered in a special cigar case, with a blend between Macassar ebony and carbon. The top of the case contains an exclusive OPUS X ring, as well as the Hublot logo.