Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Hublot, unveiled and presented the Hublot King Power “Arturo Fuente” collector’s timepiece series for the first time in Florida on Thursday, March 21, at the rooftop of The Betsy South Beach Hotel. The limited edition timepiece was originally unveiled in Dominican Republic on November 2, 2012. During this time, Hublot partnered with the world’s leading cigar brand, Arturo Fuente Cigars, to create a custom timepiece in honor of Fuente’s 100-year anniversary. The event, which was co-hosted by Fraser Yachts, included complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a variety of cigars for guests to experience and enjoy, including one of the rarest cigars in the world, Opus X. Carlos Fuente Jr., president with Arturo Fuente Cigars, was in attendance to mix and mingle with guests throughout the evening.
Only a few hundred of these custom watches are available, and depending on the exact model, they range in price from $20,000 – $40,000. What’s most appealing to cigar connoisseurs is that the watch comes in a cigar humidor along with 25 of the best, and rarest, cigars in the world, OpusX. While the majority of cigars are comprised of five tobacco leaves (wrapper, binder and three more leaves for filler), the Opus X has 9 leaves. Carlos Fuente Jr.’s explanation for the extra layers is simple, “So that in every puff, you will discover a surprise.”
Hublot’s last unveiling in Miami celebrated the brand’s limited edition Hublot King Power “305” timepiece, which took place in September at W South Beach Hotel & Residences. The King Power “305” Collection is a special edition timepiece, limited to just 40 pieces, and developed to honor “The Gateway to the Americas.” The introduction and unveiling of Hublot’s masterpiece of technology, art and fusion was experienced by Miami’s top influencers and tastemakers, celebrities and special Hublot clients, including: Heat players; Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem, Joel Anthony, Norris Cole, Juwan Howard, James Jones; actress Gabrielle Union, Lisa Hochstein, Real Housewives of Miami; NFL’s Jeremy Shockey; musical artists Rico Love and Rick Ross; DJ Irie; and more.
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