The Hublot King Power Unico Titanium ref. 701.NX.0170.RX is a massive chronograph in a satin-brushed finished case measuring 48mm in diameter and 17.6mm thick. Even though this watch is very large and quite thick, it wears extremely comfortably. This fascinating timepiece is well crafted and perfectly suited for watchlifestylers that are looking to wear a watch with impactful wrist presence and strong horological values.
The Hublot King Power Unico features a very sleek openworked sapphire dial with the most fascinating calendar disc with tridimensional numbers that are the result of extreme horological engineering. The date aperture is strategically located between the 4 and 5 o'clock markers.
The automatic chronograph flyback movement —with column wheel— in this watch, is the Hublot calibre HUB 1240 composed of 330 parts, 38 jewels and a power-reserve of 3 days —fully visible through the display case back and the openworked dial.
The openworked dial features satin-finished rhodium plated applied markers with white luminescent material that are very typical of Hublot watches with the running seconds register at 9 and the 60-minute chrono register at 3 o'clock. All the visual elements on the dial along with the ability to appreciate the column wheel mechanism on the chronograph create a perfect harmony on this timepiece.
The watch is fitted with a very comfortable black rubber strap with deployant buckle in titanium and black PVD titanium. The rubber on the strap is texturized with the traditional Hublot stripes and is very soft and durable. Additionally, the watch is waterproof to a depth rating of 100 meters —330ft.
The sapphire crystal on this watch has been treated with an anti-reflective double coating that minimizes glare to fully appreciate the beauty of the openworked dial. At the right angle, you can see a beautiful blue tint on the crystal product of the superb coating on it.
The bezel on the King Power Unico is made of satin-finished titanium and black rubber with 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws. The unmistakeable Hublot bezel lugs at 3 and 9 o'clock, are made of a black composite resin that is very hard and shock-resistant. The crown and chrono pushers also feature a black rubber insert in them and every single component on this watch is a real treat to the eyes.
In summary, we feel the craftsmanship of this watch is spectacular and its design is very well executed and properly balanced. We'll sum it up in just six words: "This is our favorite Hublot watch".
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