Inspired by the brand’s newest ambassador, Kobe Bryant, a new King Power Black Mamba Chronograph features an original interface, consisting of several layers that present the strong character and the amazing career of the basketball icon. Following Hublot’s main principle of fusion, this bold looking sport watch combines black ceramic, titanium, tungsten, rhodium plating, and composite elements, while a high-quality split-seconds Foudroyante chronograph mechanism rounds the list of impressive features that come with this timepiece. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of 250 King Power Black Mamba watches will be donated to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation.
An extra-robust case with the diameter of 48 mm is made of micro-blasted black ceramic. It incorporates a round bezel in a matching material, as well as black PVD titanium crown and chrono pushers with rubber inserts. The black bezel is fixed with inevitable micro-blasted, black PVD titanium screws with authentic H-shape. A bezel lug and lateral inserts are made of black composite resin. Its powerful construction and high-quality materials ensure superb durability even under water, up to 100 meters (330 feet)
A specially interesting part of the watch is its multi-level open-worked dial, covered with a sapphire crystal dial. It features 4 zones of 12 minutes in black and gold for counting four quarters of the basketball game, as well as two central chronograph hands (one in gold and the other one in black PVD with LA Lakers’ purple colored tip), providing the split-second chrono operations. Satin-finished 3N Gold plated markers and hands are treated with black Superluminova.
A beautifully integrated, microblasted black PVD figure of a snake twists its body around Kobe’s number 24 placed at the 6 o’clock position and around the small seconds sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position, to rest its head at the 1 o’clock position. Finally, there is a trapezoidal date window at the 4.30. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass features printed minutes indicators in purple color.
The exquisite design of the King Power Black Mamba watch is completed with the black python snake strap sewed on black rubber and accompanied with a deployant buckle clasp in micro-blasted black PVD titanium and ceramic. A sapphire crystal case-back with the Kobe Bryant’s signature on it opens a view on the exquisite HUB 4248 self-winding chronograph mechanism. It is built of 249 parts and comprises 28 jewels. When the watch is fully wound, its power-reserve provides maximum 42 hours of work at the frequency of 28,600 oscillations per hour.