Although to many a Hublot may be a new watch, it is a brand that has been around for over 30 years. As it gains recognition from the likes of multimillionaires and stars such as Jay-Z and its newly made ambassador Kobe Bryant, the traction it rightly deserves for its Swiss craftsmanship is quickly starting to grow. In an effort to celebrate many milestones it has over come this past Thursday night, the Swiss watchmaker held an exclusive party on the rooftop of The Betsy South Beach Hotel in Miami to mark the launch of the King Power “Arturo Fuente” collector’s timepiece series.
The week prior to that, the brand celebrated it’s signing of NBA star Kobe Bryant as its new ambassador at another spectacular rooftop bash at The London Hotel in West Hollywood.
The King Power Arturo Fuente series came about in an effort for Hublot to mark and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the cigar brand of the same name. The custom timepiece, which comes in a humidor with 25 cigars including the rare Opus X, has a HUB4100 movement with a 42-hour power reserve and is available in ceramic or 18-karat “King” gold.
Hublot is making only a few hundred of the cigar watches, and they range in price from $20,000 to $40,000 depending on the model.
Coupled with a very innovative CEO Ricardo Guadalupe and a slew of very well known brand ambassadors such as Kobe Bryant, the Swiss Luxury Watch Brand to make a lot of waves in the industry which may eventually bump some of the well known number one’s of the top watch to have for 2013 list.
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