The He was d’Or Mirabaud Hublot chronograph was launched on the occasion of the 75th inland regatta He was d’Or Mirabaud on the Geneva Lake 2013.
The Swiss watchmaker Hublot is closely connected to the sport of sailing since time immemorial. Alone it is because of the name. This year is the official timekeeper of one of the most important races of the world brand and launches a luxury chronograph limited to only 75 pieces for the occasion.
Still, Lake Geneva is located there. It is still early, the backdrop of the Alps in the background is hard to see due to the slight fog. Hard to believe, but in a few hours begins the He was d’Or Mirabaud – the most important inland regatta in the world here. Then it’s with the silence then, because over 3000 sailors gather every year in the summer at the starting line in the Geneva basin and several thousand spectators watch “a sea” of sailing boats. Official timekeeper of this year, a total 75. He was d’Or Mirabaud is the Swiss watch brand Hublot. But so not enough: Hublot can it not be, bring a chronograph on the market specifically for the Jubilee. This is limited to only 75 units appropriately.
A Limited Chronograph for Sailors
The recently launched chronograph He was d’ Or Marabaud belongs to the so-called Hublot Classic fusion line. The housing of the classic and sporty watch is made from brushed titanium, what important promises by lightness, corrosion and impact resistance – in the sailing, where both contact with the (salt) water as also the metal parts of the boat are to be expected. The dial is made of carbon fiber. Hour and minute hands, the indexes are rhodium-plated, the chronograph time Stoppungen pointer is blue and to remind according to Hublot “of the water of the Lake of Geneva”. Inside the watch is a self-winding caliber HUB1143. Other functions of the clock: A 30-minute counter is located at 9 o’clock, a small seconds at 3 o’clock and a date window at 6 o’clock. The Hublot typical H-shaped screws are on the bezel.
Hublot Translates a Porthole
Hublot: The company name means translated porthole. The pretty young, only in 1980 founded watch brand gave this name, because she feels connected historically with the boat sport. In this context are also the partnerships to the Alinghi, the Swiss yacht which won the America’s Cup 2003 as first European boat, and sponsorship of regattas such as the Cup of the King of the Mallorcan Yacht Club real Club Nautical or just those on the Lake of Geneva to classify. Hublotwas, by the way, who made the first wrist watches with rubber strap. This robust materialist is also in the chronograph to be found He was d’Or Mirabaud. Here it is to secure even more strength, attached to a second tape made of carbon fiber with white stitching. “75ème edition He was d’Or Mirabaud” is engraved on the back of the timepiece. As the anniversary of the prestigious inland regatta remains never forget.