Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hublot King Power "Arturo Fuente" (Watch Wednesday)

Hublot's newest masterpiece is the Hublot King Power "Arturo Fuente" Limited Edition. It is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Arturo Fuente cigars. Especially to the "Opus X", one of the finest cigars in the world. Arturo Fuente Sr. founded his company in 1912 in West Tampa, Florida. The brand is famous for their premium, hand-rolled cigars.

While the Opus X is no ordinary cigar, this timepiece is just as extraordinary. It ships in a special combined cigar/watch case and contains a special edition of Arturo Fuente’s Opus X cigar.

You can already read about this watch in many sources, that is why I think the special package of an outstanding watch combined with an outstanding cigar already made a certain impact on watch enthusiasts all over the world.

The watch comes in two different Limited Editions:
  • King Gold, limited to 100 pieces, 34.500,- EUR/ 44,500.- USD
  • King Ceramic, limited to 200 pieces, 18.500,- EUR / 23,900.- USD

Hublot King Power Arturo Fuente Gold
(c) Hublot


But it doesn't stop there by offering two different editions. Each packade also contains:
  • A genuine cigar case developed specially by Hublot. Made of a blend between Macassar ebony and carbon. The cigar case contains the watch and serves as a humidor, too!
  • The top of the cigar case contains an exclusive OPUS X ring accompanied by the Hublot logo signature.
  • Arturo Fuente has created a special edition of OPUS X cigars for Hublot, with special rings.
Hublot King Power Arturo Fuente Cigar Case
(c) Hublot

The back of the case features an exclusive Arturo Fuente illustration transfer to celebrate the 100th anniversary (1912-2012).
Hublot King Power Arturo Fuente Gold - Bottom
(c) Hublot

Hublot King Power Arturo Fuente Gold
(c) Hublot


  • 703.OX.3113.HR.OPX12 for King Gold version. Limited series of 100 pieces numbered from 0/100 to 100/100
  • 703.CI.3113.HR.OPX12 for Ceramic version. Limited series of 200 pieces numbered from 0/200 to 200/200
Movement: HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding

Case: King Power - Diameter 48 mm in 18K King Gold or microblasted ceramic

Bezel: 18K King Gold or Black ceramic, 6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws

Crystal: Sapphire Ǿ 35.50x3.00 mm, with anti-reflective coating

Bezel: Lugs Black composite resin

Lateral inserts: Black composite resin

Crown: 18K King Gold satin-finished or micro-blasted black ceramic, black rubber insert

Push-pieces: 2 push pieces 18K King Gold or ceramic, black rubber insert

Case-back: 18K King Gold or ceramic with exclusive Arturo Fuente illustration transfer celebrating the 100th anniversary

Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres

Dial: Matt brown, with 18K King gold platted indexes with black SuperLuminova™
Fuentes cigar logo transfer at 6 o'clock

Hands: Satin-finished 18K red gold hands with black SuperLuminova™ 

No. of components: 252

Jewels: 27

Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours

Strap: Adjustable black rubber and brown Hornback alligator strap with white stitching

  • King Gold: Satin finished King Gold cap, black PVD deployant buckle
  • King Ceramic: Micro-blasted black PVD titanium deployant buckle

Hublot King Power Arturo Fuente Gold
(c) Hublot
Hublot King Power Arturo Fuente Gold Poster
(c) Hublot
Visit the official Hublot online presences for more information.

About the cigar

The Fuente Opus X (by

Fuente OpusX is one of the rarest cigars in the world. It is elusive to almost every enthusiast because of its limited production. Prior to 1990, the Dominican Republic was well know for its filler and binder tobacco. Growing wrapper tobacco on the island proved impossible due to the topography of the land and the wind. The wrapper is a vital component of any cigar as it contributes to most of the flavor. Carlos Fuente Jr. set out on a mission to be the first cigar maker in the Dominican Republic to successfully grow wrapper tobacco. With the help of cheesecloths to protect the tobacco from the elements, the first successful crop was turned out in 1992. This wrapper is matched with unparalleled vintage tobaccos for its filler and binder and was the first Dominican puro (it only contains tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic) on the market.

OpusX was an overnight success. It consistently receives the highest ratings from industry publications and continues to be the pinnacle of fine cigars. Almost impossible to find, this cigar is widely considered the “best of the best.” It is full-bodied and the aromas in each size are distinctly different, but the one characteristic each has in common is near perfect taste and quality. Nowhere in the world can a finer cigar be found. This cigar is referred to by aficionados as “an expensive addiction” because once this cigar makes its way into your humidor, you will never look at cigars the same way again.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bond vs. Bond: The 007 Deathmatch

All 6 Bond actors duke it out in a battle to the death. How does your favorite 007 fare?
From the editor of Lion King Rises comes a new video remixFeaturing duels with Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, and a few surprises in celebration of 50 years of the cinematic James Bond.

Monday, October 29, 2012

You Are Nuts And You Know It

Three minutes of absolute horror coming up. Right in the time for Halloween, here is the Ultimate Nutshot Compilation.

Answer Like a President

Thank You, God Bless America!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The History of Social Media (Infographic)

Copyblogger released a great infographic about the history of Social Media. It starts with the first E-Mail written in 1971 and end with Pinterest (as of today).

A History of Social Media [Infographic] - Infographic
Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from Copyblogger.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Beer Troubleshooting

In case you ever need it, here you have it.

How Do I Beer?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Endangered Office Species (Infographic)

LinkedIn created an infographic that appeared on their blog. It is a list of endangered office species that are doomed to disappear in the near future.

According to professionals, the top 10 items and office trends that are becoming rare and could even disappear in the next five years are:
  1. Tape recorders (79 percent)
  2. Fax machines (71 percent)
  3. The Rolodex (58 percent)
  4. Standard working hours (57 percent)
  5. Desk phones (35 percent)
  6. Desktop computers (34 percent)
  7. Formal business attire like suits, ties, pantyhose, etc. (27 percent)
  8. The corner office for managers/executives (21 percent)
  9. Cubicles (19 percent)
  10. USB thumb drives (17 percent)

(c) LinkedIn

Get more information from the press article they release.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2 Cool New Watches (Watch Wednesday)

Last week I discovered two watches that catched my interest. Both are Chronographs with black dials, a black bezel and a steel housing.

  1. Bell & Ross 126 Sport Watch
  2. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Chronograph Valjoux Limited Edition
The Bell & Ross 126 Sport could be described to an modern interpretation of a Omega Speedmaster. Nevertheless it has it's own distinct style and features signature Bell & Ross elements. The watch comes from the aviation instrumental line of their products.

The Tissot SeaStar 1000 Chronograph Valjoux Limited Edition is a divers watch and an update to the regular Tissot SeaStar 1000 that is build around the ETA C0.211 movement. It's available with a rubber strap only.

Bell & Ross 126 Sport Watch


IMG 1834 Bell & Ross 126 Sport Watch Review
(c) photo by aBlogtoRead

  • 41mm
  • 100m waterproof
  • ETA 2894 automatic movement
  • Strap: Black calv leather
  • Retail price: 2990 EUR
More information visit the official Bell & Ross website.

Tissot SeaStar 100 Chronograph Valjoux Limited Edition 


(c) of respective owner

  • 49mm
  • 300m waterproof
  • Valjoux 7750 automatic movement
  • Rubber strap
  • Limited to 1000 pieces
  • Retail price: $2,250, seen for 1.600 EUR