This Wednesday evening, New York’s wristwatch community gathered at Hublot’s 692 Madison Avenue boutique for an elegant, and exciting, celebratory launch of the 26-piece limited edition King Power 692 Bang. Before we get to the fun, technical stuff, I’d like to give a big [Bang] thanks to Hublot for throwing a spectacular party and for revitalizing the watch industry in apogee of the “Quartz Crisis” three decades ago.
Now, it’s time for me to step aside and let the Bang take center stage.
Inspired by the boutique, New York’s iconic yellow cab, and the city in its entirety, the 692 Bang might as well be the official watch of NYC. At 48 millimeters, the watch’s diameter does indeed sound immoderate, but with three relatively large chronograph registers on the dial, the look is slightly more “balanced.” The case material is black ceramic, while the crown and pushers are a PVD-coated titanium.
he watch houses a self-winding Unico movement, featuring, aside from the chronograph, a 42-hour power reserve. What really add to the New York vibe of the watch are the straps: a black rubber and hornback croc strap with yellow stitching and an additional yellow rubber strap. All you’ve got to do now is get your name on that wait list and hope you’ll be one of the twenty six.
Luke Rottman (Executive Editor: thewatchadviser.com)