Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Limited Edition Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Hublot debuted this watch in Shanghai during a public charity event where Mr. Maradona himself kicked a soccer ball to raise money for kids. If only it was that simple. Why the legendary Argentinian soccer (ahem, I mean "football") player went to China for Hublot and his own watch is probably an amusing story. Suffice it to say that Diego Maradona fans in Argentina and abroad can appreciate his newest limited edition watch.

I believe this is the second limited edition Maradona watch that Hublot has created for Diego. He is also a Hublot brand ambassador. In addition to being famous for his soccer skills, Maradona is known to most always wear a watch on each wrist. This trend more than likely started before he was associated with any watch brand. Now he sports dual Hublots.

Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Limited Edition Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The newest limited edition watch is called the Hublot King Power Maradona Limited Edition - and is a really handsome piece. While there is distinct "Maradona branding" on the watch, you don't need to be a big fan to enjoy the piece. There are actually two versions. In addition to this black, white, and blue model in ceramic, there is an 18k King gold cased model as well. The King Power style case is 48mm wide and the matte black ceramic case looks quite nice against the skeletonzied dial. I really like the hints of sky blue and the different color chronograph pushers.

Diego's signature and number 10 are on the dial, while an image of his famous victory pose is placed on the rear of the watch. While the branding might be excessive by some standards, it really helps the watch have a specific theme. Hublot is able to make it fun and interesting rather than cheesy - and that is a fine line to draw when designing watches like this.

Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Limited Edition Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Inside the watch is a caliber HUB4245 automatic chronograph movement. It features a skeletonized dial and special central 45 minute chronograph counter - to measure soccer games of course. The rubber strap is special with a white strip down the middle. It looks great on the wrist by the way. Really a nice piece with the colors and fun soccer theme. Now you too can be like the "hand of god". Just make sure to wear one on each wrist. The King Power Diego Maradona watches are limited to 500 pieces in ceramic, and 200 pieces in 18k King gold.

Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Limited Edition Watch Hands-On Hands-On

References 716.CI.1129.RX.DMA11 (Ceramic version)
716.OM.1129.RX.DMA12 (Gold version)
Series: Limited to 500 numbered pieces for the ceramic version, Limited to 200 numbered pieces for the gold version
Case "King Power" - Diameter 48 mm in micro-blasted black ceramic or 18K King Gold
Bezel Ceramic version: Micro-blasted black ceramic with black rubber moulding
Gold version: Circular Satin-finished black ceramic with black rubber moulding
6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with sky blue minute track transfer, Interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin with push-piece guard at 3 o'clock, Crown Ceramic version: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert, Gold version: 18K King Gold with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium, with white and sky blue rubber molding
Case-back: Micro-blasted black ceramic or 18K King Gold, with Maradona logo transfer on crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 meters
Dial: Sapphire, sky blue index with white SuperLuminova™, date window at 4 o'clock, Diego Maradona signature transfer.

Hands Ceramic version: Satin-finished and ruthenium coated with white SuperLuminova™
Gold version: Satin-finished gold plated hands with white SuperLuminova™
Movement: HUB4245 skeleton chronograph with central 45’ counter. Mechanical self-winding. Oscillating weight Black galvanic coating, with tungsten carbide heavy metal segment. Components 249. Jewels 28. Frequency 4 Hz (28,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Adjustable black rubber strap with white stripe
Clasp Deployant: buckle clasp in micro-blasted black PVD titanium and micro-blasted black ceramic or 18K King Gold

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  • Jake Flash

    I hope his watches all hack and are COSC spec…or are two-handers.  I think having unsynchronized second hands would drive me crazy.  Thus, just one watch at a time for me.

  • Ulysses31

    It looks really nice with the blue accents against the dark case.  Not being a fan of this sport I couldn’t care less about Maradona being on it and I know that outside his country he’s notorious for cheating so probably not a guy most soccer fans would want on their watch.  I imagine only someone on a soccer player’s salary could afford it anyway.

  • Kris C

    I’m no football fan, and if I were I still wouldn’t have much to do with either Argentina, or Maradonna. That said, this is a very attractive piece, in terms of pallette and finish. Keep the colours, scrap all the branding, and replace the existing caseback with a blue-coloured sapphire. Also, I prefer the Big Bang case to the King Power one, but whatever.

  • bichondaddy

    I love everything about this watch!!  I am a huge Hublot fan…especially love the size of the King Power….48mm is the perfect size for me!! 

  • CG

    Argentina in the mid-’60s had its first major devaluation of the peso which began the long and systematic elimination of one of the most productive middle classes in the world. That era ushered in the start of a non-ending tidal wave of government control, limit-less corruption and the destruction of individual self-sufficiency.
    Once in the top five in the world for standard of living, Argentina now has become a bottom feeder third-world nation. The husband and wife Kirchner governments have created a completely dependent population which is controlled by throwing them the usual nationalist bones such as the Falklands, anti-American and anti-success rhetoric against productive nations, and the ever-present shouts of a long lost pride “Argentina, Argentina!” Unfortunately, the Argentine nation is too far gone into the abyss of corrupt government mismanagement and there is likely no way out of this in the next several decades, if ever.
    In hearing Mr. Obama and his vision for America, we can peek into the future that awaits the U.S. if we continue on the path that he has set for this still-great nation. It is too late to cry for Argentina. Let’s act now so we won’t have to cry for the U.S.,  it is a complete mystery why Hublot would support and sanction the reality that is Argentina… via an Argentine soccer player. Charity begins at home…