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By Zahra Al-Kateb | July 18 2014
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.