May 9, 2012
Three years ago Hublot announced itself as a sponsor of — taking the torch from Audemars Piguet. Today, Hublot announced that it will again sponsor Team Alinghi for the 2012 season, and to mark the occasion, Alinghi leader Ernesto Bertarelli and Jean-Claude Biver have unveiled the new Hublot Team Alinghi watch, limited to just 100 numbered pieces. The watch is the King Power Alinghi 4000 dive watch. It is made completely from carbon and water resistant to 4000 meters. Yes, we’ve essentially seen this watch before — the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 carbon fiber, but there are subtle changes such as the Team Alinghi colors and logo. I’ve said before that I like how the Oceanographic turned out — it is a great dive watch and something that Hublot can build off of, as we see here! As an aside, I’m still wondering when we are going to get the *official* announcement of the Hublot 1000m dive watch.
words by Kyle Stults