Alinghi as a competitive sailing team was created in 1994 by Ernesto Bertarelli. In 2000, the team set itself the goal of winning the America’s Cup, which it did twice, in 2003 and 2007, meaning it was the first European team to win the historic prize. In 2010, Hublot launched the King Power 48mm all-black watch to celebrate the partnership with Alinghi team. This large microblasted ceramic case houses a chronograph which is visible through the skeleton dial. The all-black dial is emphasized with a hint of red Alinghi logo at 9 O’clock. Reference 710.CI.0110.RX.AGI10 is limited to 333 pieces.
The King Power Alinghi Limited Edition men’s watch has had its eighteenth year, and its story is without equal and is ongoing. Meanwhile, the fake or replica version never stops coming out. Here, close up and get something useful by comparing one of replica versions with the original edition.
Comparison of Material Selection and Craftsmanship
Hublot King Power Alinghi Limited Edition Men’s Chronograph Watch:
Case: “King Power”, diameter 48 mm in microblasted black ceramic
Case-back: Microblasted black ceramic
Bezel: Microblasted black ceramic with moulded black rubber, with 6 relief black PVD H-shaped titanium screws
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin
Crown/Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Dial: multilayered and skeleton dial, additional matt black counters, index with black nickel, black SuperLuminova™, Alinghi logo at 9 o’clock
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Band: Adjustable articulated black rubber
Clasp: Microblasted black ceramic and black PVD steel
As for the replica Hublot King Power mens watch, its case, case back, bezel, bezel lugs, lateral inserts, crown, push-pieces are mainly made of black PVD 316 L stainless steel and black rubber. Nickel and chrome are hardly to be applied. Sapphire crystal can’t reach double-faced anti-reflective effects like the original. Adjustable articulated black rubber with safety folding clasp in black PVD steel isn’t as solid as the original, because the rubber is not the top grade and it’s lack of black ceramic.
The two watch looks the same greatly at a glance, but close up and find that they’re quite different from each other. First, the replica Hublot men’s chronograph watch has light weight and bad texture when it’s in the hand. Second, each skeleton detail reflects the high-end craftsmanship through sapphire crystal. On the contrary, it’s clear that to make a fake dial is not complicated, and the replica skeleton dial has few similar aspects with the original. Although the replica watch can’t be compared with the real edition, it’s a good one of many Hublot King Power Alinghi replica watches Ref. 710.CI.0110.RX.AGI10.
HUB4400 VS Swiss Valjoux 7750
Movement: Mechanical skeleton chronograph with automatic winding, carbon bridges, caliber Hublot HUB4400
No. of Components: 252
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Microblasted black chrome
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Bridges: Microblasted black chrome
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
According to the data, caliber HUB4400 as a leading movement is applied to the King Power collection. The replica watch is equipped with Swiss Valjoux 7750, a well-polished movement. It displays its polishing degree and beautiful looking through the sapphire case back. As one good model of ETA classic movements, Valjoux 7750 provides stable, reliable and accurate performance for the replica King Power Alinghi chronograph watch.