In association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Hublot unveils a
diver's watch able to withstand the pressure exerted at a depth of 4,000
It is a symbolic watch. The 4000 m watch. A watch developed for pushing the
limits of what is rational and possible. It has taken 18 months of research,
development and testing to present, today, the Oceanographic 4000, a watch
which can be worn on dives to depths of 4,000 meters, under extreme pressure
- an exceptional technical achievement.
In association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Hublot unveils
the first diver’s watch able to withstand the pressure exerted at a depth of
4,000 meters, or about 13,120 feet. Hublot describes it as a symbolic watch
that pushes the limits of what is is rational and possible. The watch
required 18 months of research, development and testing to complete. Find
pricing and availability date inside.
For the first time, the famous Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, with the
Institut Océanographique Fondation Albert 1st Prince de Monaco –
names well known in the fields of marine studies, research and conservation
– have agreed to be associated with a watch. The Oceanographic 4000 was
unveiled on June 6 in the main aquarium in Monaco before HSH Prince Albert
II of Monaco and Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot.
By choosing to support the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Hublot is not
only honoring the history and heritage of the institution, but has also
chosen to give its active support to the study and preservation of the
oceans by making a financial contribution to the missions and scientific
surveys conducted by the Institute.
The first official meeting of the partnership will be the “DEEP SEA
Conference” to be held on October 13 at the Oceanographic Institute of
Paris, where Hublot will be the main partner.
Hublot claims that almost all the features of the Oceanographic 4000 are
exceptional in terms of design, development and manufacturing. Hublot tested
the seal to 5000 meters in a Roxer tank. To ensure the watertightness of the
watch and to resist this extreme pressure, the synthetic sapphire crystal is
6.5mm thick. The screw-down case back is made of grade 2 titanium.
The 48mm case is made of grade 2 titanium and limited to an exclusive
1000 pieces. The elapsed-time reading method has been made as safe as
possible, using an internal rotating flange which is unidirectional and
rack-driven, with a dive time indicator that is placed as close as possible
to the dial to minimize the risk of inadvertently altering the dive time. It
also makes the dive time easier to read. In accordance with the standard,
the Oceanographic 4000 has a minute scale on which the five-minute periods
are clearly highlighted.
The watch is fitted with two screw-down crowns with O-ring seals. The
flange crown which sets the dive time is at 2 o’clock for easy access and
more comfortable use. It is unidirectional, again for safety reasons, with a
bayonet fitting and protected by an oversize crown guard for extra safety
and easy operation when handling diving equipment. The second crown, for
winding and setting the time and date, is positioned at 4 o’clock to avoid
Finally, the Oceanographic 4000 has a helium valve which allows gases
that have infiltrated the watch during the descent to safely escape during
the ascent. The valve fitted to the Oceanographic 4000 is made of stainless
steel, positioned at 10 o’clock, visible from the left-hand side lug.
The watch comes with a tongue and buckle strap. This type of fastening is
more secure than a folding clasp for this type of use, and is easier to
handle when using gloves. The buckle design is original, as is the method of
attachment to the case. Small push buttons are built into each end of the
case, allowing the strap to be changed instantly without the use of a
screwdriver or other accessory.