That’s right, Formula 1 is returning to the United States. The penultimate race of the season will be held at the new Circuit of the Americas, a 3.427-mile motor racing circuit in Travis County, Texas, near Austin, currently under construction. And naturally Hublot,the official watchmaker of Formula 1 will be there too with a new Hublot tribute King Power F1 model, The King Power Austin, a limited edition of just 250 numbered pieces.
With its titanium case, a material chosen for its lightness, resistance to corrosion and biocompatibility, the watch features unique elements created using diverse high-tech materials directly inspired by Formula One racing. Among these are the carbon and titanium bezel, satin-finished with a perforated effect recalling the cutting-edge performance of an F1 brake disc, the start and reset push-pieces, and a 30-minute timer at three o’clock.
The strap is made from black Hornback alligator leather, sewn onto black rubber which ensures that the strap is comfortable, hard-wearing and exceptionally flexible, with the red stitching subtly picking up the colour of the dial.
Like the previous King Power Great Britain model, the design of this watch is of course inspired by Formula 1, with its carbon and titanium bezel having a perforated effect resembling a high-tech brake disc. The watch is powered by the Hublot HUB4100 automatic movement and has a power reserve of 42 hours. Likely to be snapped up quicker than a Jenson Button pit stop.
Circuit of the Americas track picture courtesy of Circuit of the Americas.com