In order to mark its new partnership with a tennis icon, Gustavo Guga Kuerten, the renowned Swiss watchmaker created a new King Power Guga Bang Chronograph in a limited edition of 100 pieces. A modern, powerful look of its case, made of ultra-light material, as well as the interesting combination of colors and subtle features that recall the world of tennis are characteristics that leave highly positive impressions after the very first contact with this timepiece. A part of the proceeds will support the Kuerten’s charitable nongovernmental organization, IGK, which works on the social inclusion through sport and education.
All of you who are not really into tennis probably ask yourselves who Gustavo Guga Kuerten is. However, from the perspective of a tennis fan, this great sportsman is a true legend, the man who won Roland Garros three times and who was the number 1 tennis player. His respectable career, as well as his humanitarian work throughout the Instituto Guga Kuerten organization are exactly what Hublot is searching for when it chooses its partners and ambassadors.
The King Power Guga Bang watch features a satin finished titanium case with the robust diameter of 48 mm. It incorporates a round carbon fiber bezel, fixed with six titanium screws. Lugs and lateral inserts in black composite resin, as well as the prominent crown and chrono pushers crafted of titanium and covered with black rubber inserts are the usual features of the renowned King Power case.
A matt black dial features applied hour markers in rhodium, covered with white SuperLuminova, as well as rhodium plated hands. It is marked with Guga’s signature on sapphire crystal glass, in yellow color that recalls a tennis ball. Besides, there is a yellow tennis ball sticker at the 30-minute counter, located at the 3 o’clock position. Besides, there is the 12-hour counter at the 6 o’clock position, while the small-seconds sub-dial takes the 9 o’clock position. Finally, the small date aperture is located between 4 and 5 o’clock positions. This interesting dial goes perfectly with a black rubber strap with white embroidery in the design of a tennis net and yellow stitching on sides.
A titanium case-back is covered with a black sticker with Gustavo Kuerten’s illustration in white and gray, showcasing one of his victories. Inside the case, there is a Calibre HUB 4100 self-winding chronograph mechanism, built of 252 components, including 27 jewels. It provides about 42 hours of power-reserve.
If you decide to buy the King Power Guga Bang Chronograph, you will not just become the owner of the great timepiece, but you will also help the Kuerten’s organization that provides opportunities for children, adolescents and people with disabilities by presenting sports workshops and educational activities to them. Founded by the Kuerten family in 2000, IGK has already had a direct impact in the lives of 45,000 young people.