Hublot launches limited-edition official Lakers watch

Hublot launches limited-edition official Lakers watch
The Hublot King Power Los Angeles Lakers watch ($27,900), left, and Laker Kobe Bryant, right, at a Nov. 6 Beverly Hills dinner celebrating the launch of the limited-edition timepiece. (Hublot)

Just in time to be a slam-dunk stocking stuffer for the luxe-minded Lakers fan/watch aficionado on your holiday list, Swiss watch brand Hublot has launched a limited-edition timepiece awash in the trappings of the purple and gold.

Being touted as the "official watch of the Los Angeles Lakers," the Lakers version of Hublot's King Power timepiece boasts a 48 mm black carbon fiber case, an open case back with the team name across the sapphire crystal and the Lakers logo at the 3 'clock position on the dial. The minute markings on the watch face are accented in black, purple and yellow.

The watch, which is water-resistant to approximately 100 meters (about 328 feet) and has a 42-hour power reserve, comes with two interchangeable straps: one in black rubber with a swatch of genuine yellow (make that gold) Laker jersey over top, and a second in an all-black gummy alligator strap also layered over black rubber. Both are accented with purple and gold stitching.

The $27,900 timepiece, which was officially launched at a Nov. 6 Beverly Hills dinner attended by Laker legends Kobe Bryant and James Worthy, was produced in a limited run of just 50 numbered pieces, available exclusively through Hublot's Beverly Hills boutique.

While the Hublot folks won't divulge how many they've sold so far, they assure us that, as of this writing, there are still watches available.

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