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Hublot King Power Unico
With more than 2 years in research and development and ever since Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver mentioned the word “Unico” in Baselworld 2009, many others have been eagerly anticipating the first opportunity to get a look at Hublot’s new – and first all in-house movement. Now 2011 at the recent inauguration of Hublot’s new manufacture in Nyon, Switzerland (near Geneva), UNICO was revealed. UNICO is actually a term used to represent Hublot’s family of Calibers – what you will see below is the first of two movements slated for release in 2011.
With 330 components combining to deliver a very respectable 70+ hours power reserve, Hublot’s UNICO caliber is a flyback chronograph movement developed entirely by Hublot’s R&D (Research & Development) team, and of course it will also be manufactured hby Hublot. UNICO is designated to be part of Hublot’s new “King Power” models which were introduced earlier this year. In addition to basic timekeeping, the movement will show 60-second and 60-minute chronograph as well as the date (which you can easily see around the outer edge of the movement photo below).
Caliber HUB1240, developed and manufactured by Hublot. Column-wheel chronograph mechanism integrated on the dial side, bicompax, 2 push-pieces, flyback, double horizontal clutch, no jumper in the chronograph mechanism, semi-instant calendar, removable platform escapement, second stop device. 36 jewels, 4 Hz, power reserve of 72 hours. The rotor has ceramic ball bearings, two way winding, Pellaton type.
Case: Solid Black Ceramic
Function:, hours, minutes, seconds, date, fly-back chronograph
Strap: King Power Black Rubber strap
Water Proof: 300m
Limited Edition 500 pcs