As everybody knows by now, Hublot cultivates close ties with Monaco and Jean-Claude Biver is a confirmed enthusiast of maritime adventures. Even more appropriately than the Monaco Yacht Club of which Hublot is official timekeeper, the Oceanographic Museum served as a perfect setting for the launch of the new Hublot diver’s watch that is water-resistant to 4,000 metres: the King Power Oceanographic 4000. Two limited numbered series of 1,000 in titanium and 500 in carbon fibre will probably not be enough to satisfy all those who wish to assert themselves in a world of sharks, but that’s doubtless part of the recipe for success. The sturdy and readable Oceanographic 4000 plays on the usual contrasts of new-generation Hublot models, with satin-brushed and shotpeened titanium, matt carbon fibre and composite resin lateral inserts and lugs.
Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.