As the Official Watchmaker of Formula 1, Hublot is proud to celebrate the first ever Formula 1 event in Korea, the 5th Asian country on the 2010 calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship which is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition and the most popular annual sporting series on the planet.
To mark this historic occasion, Hublot organized on Friday 22nd of October 2010, a special event in Seoul at the prestigious Galleria Luxury Hall. Among numerous VIP guests, Mr. Alexander Wooff of Formula One Management and Song Seung-heon, actor, who is representing Asia, joined in the celebration of the prestigious Grand Prix event with Hublot. During the party the new F1 King Power watch was unveiled, a special edition dedicated to Formula 1 racing. Sporting the famous F1 logo on its dial, the F1 King Power features several unique aspects never before seen on a Hublot and combines the finest know-how and manufacturing processes at the cutting edge of research and high tech materials.
This is the first time ever that Galleria Luxury Hall, Korea’s premier retailer of top luxury brands in Seoul’s exclusive Apgujeong and Cheongdam districts, hosted an individual label for such an event. Yet the match is a natural one in view of the shared values of high-end quality, creativity and authenticity. Dedicated to fashion luxury trendsetters, Galleria Luxury Hall is Korea’s first exclusive retailer of top labels, leading the luxury goods retail sector in Seoul, Gangnam area. Galleria Luxury Hall has already become one of Seoul’s famed landmarks and a favorite destination.
About Hublot, the exclusive story of Fusion
Hublot made its name 30 years ago when it became the first Swiss watch luxury brand to fuse precious metals with functional rubber, sparking a revolution for material innovation and aesthetics. In 2004, Mr Jean-Claude Biver – one of the few men who have genuinely left their mark on Swiss watchmaking – gave Hublot a great new boost and revolutionized watchmaking with the creation of the “Big Bang”, the multiple award winning chronograph with a contemporary and elegant design, which marked the start of the spectacular success of the brand. Today, with the new high-tech Hublot watch manufacture, building on the impressive growth of the brand, he continues to write the story of the Art of Fusion with the combination of materials like ceramic, carbon, tantalum, tungsten, titanium, rubber …with conventional materials as gold, platinum, steel, diamonds and precious stones, while remaining true to the Swiss tradition enriched with the visionary creativity of the 21st Century.
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About Formula One
Formula One, which began in 1950, is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition and is the world’s most popular annual sporting series. In 2009 it was watched by over 520 million unique television viewers from 188 territories. The 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship runs from March to November and spans 19 races in 18 countries across five continents. Formula One Administration Limited, a subsidiary of the Formula One group, was founded by CEO Bernie Ecclestone and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship. For more information on Formula One visit Formula1.com.