July 2014 (New York, NY) - Luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot launches the limited edition King Power 692 Bang, a piece exclusive to the brand’s 692 Madison Avenue flagship boutique in New York City. Limited to 26 pieces, the King Power 692 Bang is available in black ceramic and includes interchangeable yellow and black straps, inspired by the colors of the iconic NYC Taxi Cab. Its case-back is adorned with a sketch of the Madison Avenue boutique façade, a building designed by famed architect Peter Marino and inspired by the grand luxury townhouses of New York’s historic Upper East Side neighborhood.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, shared, “The Hublot brand is thrilled to honor our New York City clients and City enthusiasts with the limited edition King Power 692 Bang. The Madison Avenue boutique, opened in 2011, is Hublot’s flagship in America, and we are excited to honor our history with this great city. Inspired by the yellow NYC Taxi, a city icon, this timepiece allows our customer to celebrate Hublot with New York pride.”
With a diameter of 48mm and a sophisticated yet sporty design, the counters, hands and minute track are in the same yellow as the stitching on the black rubber and hornback crocodile strap, a color which underscores the unique character of the King Power 692 Bang – a color representative of the yellow taxi cabs that line the streets of Manhattan.
Hublot celebrated this unique launch with an intimate cocktail event at the 692 Madison Avenue boutique on Wednesday, July 16. Guests perused the new pieces while enjoying Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and music from local New York DJs Sabrina Burda and Natalie Doge.
King Power "692 Bang"
- Diameter 48mm - Microblasted black ceramic
- Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown and pushers in black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
- Screws in black PVD titanium
- Self-winding automatic movement
- Power Reserve 42 hours power reserve
- Black rubber and hornback crocodile strap with yellow stitching
- A second yellow strap is included