Hublot has created the F1 King Power Suzuka version watch, which is dedicated to the upcoming Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix to be held in Japan.
This ‘Suzuka’ features several differences from the norm, and the major one is use of Zinchronium in watch’s construction. The casing, and the hour and minute hands are made of this metal and the exposed skeleton of the movement inside is also the same. The sub dials, which perhaps indicate divisions of seconds, stopwatch and power reserve use black ceramic instead.
The satin finishing for both is hopefully common. The 48 mm wide main dial has the crown for rewinding the watch’s power reserve, and also the stopwatch on the right; rewind crown near the 3 ‘o’ clock and the stopwatch at 4 ‘o’ clock position. The strapping, which uses the white-red color combo of stitching and fabric finishing, has been inspired by the Japanese flag.
At a recent event, a special version of this limited edition timepiece was auctioned off to raise funds for the Kids Earth Fund which is looking to rehabilitate children affected the 2011 tsunami in Japan. However, all the other editions for sale will have the markings from 0-250, indicating the limited edition of availability.