Hublot has added another prestigious name to its already high profile roster of brand ambassadors with Kobe Bryant. The partnership presented the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph Watch, limited edition of only 250 pieces, and capturing the essence of the inspiration provided by Bryant's career and outstanding personality.
The luxurious timepiece crafted in black and purple with gold accents, features a HUB 4248 automatic chronograph movement placed perfectly inside a 48mm ceramic case with titanium and resin composites. The watch showcases a strong, and powerful look, a design that reflects the evolutionary style of both the Hublot brand and the inspirational Bryant.
A complex skeletonized dial that is created with differing layers, gold hands, and the black ceramic timepiece reflecting the silver color snake around the counter at 9 o'clock and the inclusion of the ‘24' sitting at 6 o'clock representing the famous jersey number recognized on the basketball court. The aesthetically pleasing concept of the timepiece houses the impeccable Foudroyante chronograph movement, and the brand expression of black ceramic, rhodium plating, titanium, tungsten and composite elements that are finished by the black python strap.
The unique and elegant placement of the black snake figurine is so subtle that at first glance it might be missed, but placed in perfect symmetry and wrapping around the subdial, it is exquisite, and the gold forked serpentine tongue is absolutely divine. On the back of the timepiece, in order to bring completion to such excellence, over the exhibition case back window is a print of Kobe's signature. Of course the tribute to the LA Lakers with the purple and gold accents is very honorable, considering the brand is the official timekeeper for the NBA franchise.
The brand has also included the new locking crown system on the design, a feature first seen on the Big Bang Ferrari timepieces. Similar to the design on some Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor watches, the crown has a lock and unlock position rather than the screw-down crown. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters.
Kobe Bryant's new Hublot watch is the epitome of precision and excellence, traits that both partners exhibit in the lifetime of their passions. The brand enhanced their union by supporting the Family Foundation of the player and his wife, dedicated to improving the lives of families and youth in need, helping provide financial resources for organizations dedicated to this goal.
The timepiece is truly an excellent depiction of dedication and passion for these partners. Reflecting quality, refinement, and perseverance, the alliance certainly is an inspiration for the future of both. A fine selection for someone that respects the qualities that brought this timepiece to fruition.