Hublot partnered with Team Alinghi,it presented the King Power Alinghi 4000. Alinghi definitely does something good, as Hublot is not the first of their official timekeeping partners. The King Power Alinghi 4000 is limited to 100 numbered pieces.
A few years ago Audemars Piguet partnered with Alinghi and that also resulted is some cutting-edge technical timepieces. In fact, this resulted in the world’s first watch with a carbon fibre case, which was the Royal Oak Offshore Team Alinghi. Do we see some similarities with the Hublot King Power Alinghi 4000?Both watches share more than a carbon fibre case; they are both big, black and we assume rather robust. With a depth rating of 4,000 meters the Hublot King Power Alinghi 4000 is also one of watches with the highest depth rating in the world. The Oceana 5000, made by independent watchmaker Aniceto Pita from Spain, still holds the record with a depth rating of 5,000 meters!
Audemars Piguet’s carbon fibre creation for Alinghi, the Royal Oak Offshore Team Alinghi, did not have such an impressive depth rating but did feature a chronograph. Depth ratings of more than 100 meters don’t make much sense for most people, not even when sailing on rough seas. A relatively limited depth rating is sufficient to keep the inside dry and that’s pretty much what you’re looking for.
In previous years Hublot already released other versions of the King Power 4000 models with a carbon fibre case. This new one features the Alinghi logo on the dial and is limited to 100 pieces. Two years ago Hublot already made another watch to honor the cooperation between Hublot and Alinghi. That was the Hublot King Power Alinghi, which didn’t featured a carbon fibre case, but a black ceramic case. And also not a dive watch that time, but a chronograph.
The thing it has in comon with the new King Power Alinghi 4000 is the Alinghi logo and it’s size; it was also 48 mm in diameter like the new one. Our friends from Watchonista had the chance to be in Geneva for the launch of the King Power Alinghi 4000 and shared some photos of the event and the watch.