Time on in the Capital
London, March 10th – Hublot is delighted to announce the Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’, a limited edition watch celebrating the Swiss watch company’s ongoing love affair with the vibrant, colourful city of London.
The watch was launched last night at a star-studded event held at The Gherkin. The evening was hosted by Omar Choudhary, Hublot Brand Director UK, and attended by Hublot Friend of the Brand Chris Froggatt. Hublot also welcomed football coach and former professional football player Patrice Evra. Guests enjoyed a set by DJ Matt and mingled over canapés and cocktails.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is a statement piece, designed to capture something of London’s fast-paced, high-achieving spirit. Its polished and satin-finished black ceramic bezel and micro-blasted, sunray-finished racing grey dial are engraved with a Union Jack motif, a patriotic touch that radiates both classic British understatement and the capital’s cool confidence. The watch’s 10 signature ‘H’ screws set into the bezel and case are cast in contrasting polished titanium.
The 45mm black ceramic case houses Hublot’s MHUB1112 automatic movement, which provides the watch with time and date functions and a 42-hour power reserve. A flash of red at the tip of the central seconds hand gives the watch’s monochromatic palette a sporty twist. The sapphire crystal case back is decorated with ‘Hublot Loves London’. The finishing touch is a black rubber strap with a velvet touch representing a playful City of London tartan theme (as listed on The Scottish Register of Tartans), and is water-resistant to 50 meters.
‘‘The Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is the product of Hublot’s passion for this ever-evolving world city,’ said Mr Choudhary. ‘It’s a symbol of the special relationship between us and the values of quality, excellence and style Hublot and London share. Our loyal local clients have been asking for a watch that brings the invention and creativity of Hublot’s fusion watchmaking philosophy to bear on a London-themed piece, and we know both they and our international visitors who love coming here will enjoy the spirit behind it, too. Hublot loves London!’
The watch is limited to 50 pieces, each engraved with the limited edition number, and will only be available from Hublot’s New Bond Street and Harrods boutiques.
Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovation, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.
The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.
Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”, the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratch-resistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).
HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions League, UEFA EUROTM) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Chiara Ferragni, Pelé, Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic).
Discover the HUBLOT universe at our network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Zurich and at HUBLOT.com
CLASSIC FUSION 45 MM SPECIAL EDITION ‘LONDON’
Limited to 50 pieces
Satin-finished and polished black
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
Polished black Ceramic
Engraved “SPECIAL EDITION”
Satin-finished black Ceramic
Engraved “Union Flag”
Sunray finished racing grey
Engraved “Union Flag”
Micro-blasted silver decals
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours
No. of Components: 63
STRAP & BUCKLE
Black Rubber with black tartan
Black-plated stainless Steel
deployant buckle clasp
PRICE (10th of March 2020)