Alinghi sponsor and prestigious Swiss watch maker, Hublot, launched the King Power Alinghi last night at a celebration on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. This exclusive and limited edition watch commemorates and carries the colours of the Swiss Defender of the 33rd America's Cup. The King Power Alinghi represents the savoir-faire and precision of Swiss technology, in common with Alinghi 5, the giant catamaran that was designed and constructed in the Lake Geneva region.
Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi team president, broke away from the race training in Valencia ahead of the 33rd America's Cup Match, to celebrate the launch with Hublot CEO, Jean-Claude Biver and Hublot guests. "I am very proud of our partnership with Hublot and my friend Jean-Claude Biver. This exclusive timepiece is a great representation of the relationship we enjoy and the Swiss technology and expertise that we share; Alinghi 5 is Swiss Made and has grown from years of innovation and development on Lake Geneva, as has this watch. We welcome Hublot's support and friendship for the 33rd America's Cup," declared Bertarelli at the launch.
Jean-Claude Biver added a few words: "I hope the King Power Alinghi will bring luck to our Swiss Defender. Alinghi already has vast competence, qualities and the motivation to win. We wanted to demonstrate the emotion we have as the team's partner and we wanted to show our support through this timepiece which carries the colours of Alinghi 5!"