There are some companies which perhaps won’t stop producing limited edition specialties, no matter if they have introduced something quite the stunner a little while ago. One such name is Hublot, which now introduces its year end model, called the King Power Unico GMT watch, which has plethora of time zones on its dial, which is pretty much the necessity of the modern day world traveler. Displaying a whole mirage of sharp edges to mark different time zones, one could actually wonder whether the real time can actually see as easily.
Like most from Hublot, this watch also comes with the usual round dial ring, with smoothened but well defined edges of the overall chassis. Same is the case with the Hublot logo engraved side crown. Available in black ceramic and 18-carat King yellow gold options, the central unit features the carved multi-layered main dial, which has 6 time-zones on the upper ring, 4 on the inner ring, and the layers beneath that. While 2 geometrically carved hands try to display the hour and minutes, which can be guessed only through their positioning, a ‘+’ shape carving in between point out 4 of the time zones in 24-hour format, displayed on the 4 corresponding micro-dials alongside, which have red Arabic numerals, on steel finishing surfaces.
On the inside, there is the HUB 1220 automatic GMT tourbillon movement, which has 72 hours of power reserve after every recharge. We are yet to know the detailed anatomy of the movement components, but we are sure about it being rather complicated to support the 24 different time zone functions. The price and other details shall perhaps come out, when we see a few rich folks buying these in 2012. For those looking for some great editions in 2011 from Hublot, do check out King Power Dwayne Wade edition, F1 Power Suzuka, King power red devil, and Carbon fiber cathedral watches. May be the new year and Christmas is indeed a good one for the horologically inclined.