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Hublot x The Watch Gallery Classic Fusion

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Hublot x The Watch Gallery Classic Fusion.

Thursday 7th April saw the the third collaboration of Hublot and The Watch Gallery at the Ace Hotel in London.

We were happy to be a part of the launch of the two versions of Classic Fusions launched on the night which brought collectors from all around the country. We bumped into a few collectors friends also alongside with the owner of The Watch Gallery, David Coleridge who gave us his brief take on his third collaboration with Hublot. 

The material used was a one-of-a-kind collaboration,  exclusive to The Watch Gallery and can not be found anywhere else in the world. Each version is limited to 35 pieces each.

 

Inspired by Hublot’s material experimentation, titanium has become increasingly popular in contemporary watchmaking. Not only does it have a distinctive look, it is strong, tough, lightweight, anti-corrosive and hypoallergenic. Hublot has fused titanium with a polished satin-finished black ceramic bezel. The blue trend continues in the blue sun-ray satin-finished dial, and also in the two blue straps supplied with the watch – one rubber, and the other rubber-lined alligator. Once again, the overarching use of blue mirrors The Watch Gallery’s own navy handwriting – a subtle nod to Hublot’s choice partnership. The watch itself is powered by the HUB1143 automatic calibre and provides 42 hours of power reserve.

The Classic Fusion is Hublot’s contemporary elegant collection and is inspired by avant-garde designs first launched by the company in the early 1980s, shortly after it was founded. Hublot pioneered the use of gold with rubber, daringly fusing precious and industrial materials in a package that disrupted the watchmaking conventions of its time.

Chronograph RRP: £9,500

Automatic RRP: £7,500

Despite only slight differences in the two models, they change the look of the watch considerably. The Chronograph has polished rhodium-plated hands and a blue chronograph second hand giving it a sports-led look whereas the Classic Fusion is more a classic approach to serve as the perfect everyday watch.

 

Technical Information

 

Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Special Edition ‘The Watch Gallery’

Reference: 511.NM.7170.GR.SLF16

Case:    Polished and satin-finished titanium

Bezel:   Polished and satin-finished black ceramic

Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment

Crown: Polished titanium with Hublot logo on the crown

Case back: Satin-finished titanium engraved with “SPECIAL EDITION” + “XX/35”

Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)

Dial: Blue sunray satin-finish with satin-finished rhodium plated appliques

Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1112

Power reserve: 42 Hours

Strap: Blue rubber and black alligator with blue stitching

Buckle: Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

 

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 45mm Special Edition ‘The Watch Gallery’

Reference: 521.NM.7171.GR.SLF16

Case: Satin-finished and polished titanium

Bezel:     Polished and satin-finished black ceramic

Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment

Crown: Polished titanium with Hublot logo on the crown

Case back: Satin-finished titanium engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + “XX/35”

Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)

Dial: Blue sunray satin-finish with satin-finished rhodium plated appliques              

Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1143

Strap: Blue rubber and black alligator with blue stitching

Buckle: Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

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