In order to pay homage to the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and its islands, Hublot created eight limited editions of its stunning King Power Oceanographic 4000 diving watch. Capable to resist pressure up to 4000 meters under water, new Hublot watches are crafted in titanium and decorated with an appealing note of turquoise blue that matches the color of the Caribbean Sea. Featuring an engraved map outline of the island on its case-back, each edition is dedicated to different Caribbean Island nation.
The renowned Swiss watchmaker has spent 18 months of research, development and testing to create a watch that is functional on such a great depth. Like every timepiece from the Oceanographic 4000 line, new Caribbean series satisfies all international standards of Swiss Watchmaking (NIHS), which classifies them among the best professional diver’s watches. Its seal withstood tests in Roxer tank, being submerged and pressurized to the equivalent of 5,000 meters. Besides, the watch is made of grade 2 titanium, which gives it hardness, while being light despite the robustness of a 48mm case. Another material, highly resistant to extreme pressure is a synthetic anti-reflective sapphire crystal, with the unusual thickness of 6.5mm, which covers the dial of the Oceanographic 4000 Caribbean watch.
Made of extremely strong microblasted satin-finished titanium, the case-back is screw-down, which is another key factor for the extraordinary water-resistance. Off course, it would not be possible without a helium valve that provides gases that entered the timepiece during the descent in diving chambers, to safely escape during the ascent. Visible from the left side lug, the stainless steel valve of the Hublot’s watch is located at the 10 o’clock position.
Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000 Caribbean diving watch features two screw-down crowns. In order to allow easy handling, the flange crown that adjusts the inner bezel ring for counting diving time is located at the 2 o’clock position. For safety reasons, it can be turned only in one direction. Besides, it is protected by an oversized crown guard. The second crown is placed as the 4 o’clock position and serves for winding and setting time and date. Both crowns are made of titanium and coated with a black rubber insert. A microblasted titanium bezel with satin-finish is secured with the brand’s characteristic 6 black PVD H-shaped titanium screws and it comes with black composite inserts, which gives the watch a nice aesthetic touch.
A large and deep matt black dial is highly legible, even in the most extreme situations, thanks to SuperLuminova™ coating, the luminescent material that emits a turquoise blue color, ensuring markers and hands to be readable from the distance of 25 cm in dark. Dive-time indices run over the inner rotating bezel, while the dial features hour and minute scales, as well as a date window at the 3 o’clock position.
The watch is powered by an in-house HUB1401 self-winding movement. This mechanism with a Glucydur hairspring escapement comprises 180 parts and 23 jewels. Its bridges are satin-finished, bevelled & polished. Featuring a barrel with a reinforced spring, it provides the power-reserve of 42 hours.
The new Oceanographic 4000 watch comes with a black rubber strap, coated with alligator leather and decorated with a turquoise blue stitching. It incorporates a titanium buckle for greater safety and easy-handling. The only difference among eight variations of the Hublot’s watch is visible on their case-backs. Each features a transfer of the map and the name of the particular island. The Swiss watchmaker chose 8 islands: Aruba whose watch is created in the Limited Edition of 15 pieces, Barbados (10 pieces), Caïmans (10 pieces), Cozume (10 pieces), Curaçao (5 pieces), Nassau (20 pieces), Puerto Rico (5 pieces), St Maarten (15 pieces) and St Thomas (15 pieces).