Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition (Pictures and Specifications)
On 14 November 2018, Hublot joined forces with Bucherer to launch a new limited edition timepiece embodying the brand philosophy of “The Art of Fusion”: The Hublot Classic Fusion Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition.
150 special guests including Maxime Büchi, famed graphic designer, tattoo artist, founder of the Sang Bleu studio and Hublot Ambassador, were invited to celebrate the launch within one of London’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks; Tower Bridge, where the historic upper walkways were illuminated in vivid blue for the evening.
For the first time, to highlight the launch of the exclusive limited edition, images of the watch were projected over iconic London monuments including The Tate Modern, Marble Arch, The Wellington Arch, The National Gallery, Millennium Bridge, Tate Britain and Baker Street.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition features an elaborately designed bronze case and a mechanical automatic movement. This luxurious timepiece skilfully blends innovation and tradition with an extraordinary combination of materials and revolutionary design to make a particularly strong masculine style statement.
This fascinating mix of opposites resulted in a truly unique approach to creating the new timepiece for the Bucherer Blue Editions. The philosophy behind the Classic Fusion collection is the watch manufacturer’s vision to combine classic watchmaking, pioneering design and outstanding craftsmanship. The special edition Hublot has created for Bucherer celebrates this unique Art of Fusion and disruptive design featuring the combination of precious metals and industrial materials that Hublot pioneered with the Classic Fusion watch created as an homage to the brand’s original designs in the 1980s.
In the Classic Fusion Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition, Hublot for the first time combines a bronze case with a black ceramic bezel and six H-shaped titanium screws – an unusual and masculine blend of materials and colours that create a bold style statement.
The blue satin-polished dial with a sunray finish further emphasises the masculine design, and a blue rubber strap in combination with alligator leather adds the perfect finishing touches to this impressive creation. This timepiece for the modern gentleman already features a beautiful natural patina, and Hublot’s distinctive bronze, with its subtle yellow and pink undertones, develops its individual character over time, ensuring every watch is a unique piece for its wearer.
The watch has a diameter of 45 mm and boasts a mechanical HUB1112 automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve and a date display. The new special edition will be available exclusively across Bucherer stores in Selfridges, White City, Covent Garden and also online from 15 November 2018.
Benoît Lecigne, Hublot General Manager United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia said: ““I am very proud to present this boldly crafted edition with our partner Bucherer. Hublot is honored to be involved in the distinctive Blue Editions which have become an iconic collection for Bucherer. I am confident this edition, which demonstrates the strength and vision of both brands, will be well received and will strengthen our partnership moving forward.”
Patrick Graf, Chief Commercial Officer of Bucherer, adds: “I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Lecigne and we are proud to welcome Hublot to the Blue Editions family. The Bucherer Blue Editions are a unique way to demonstrate our strong partnerships with the world’s most renowned watch manufacturers and to offer our customers a collection of extraordinary timepieces they can’t find anywhere else. “
Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition
Limitation: Special Edition XX/30
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.05 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case:Black brushed bronze
Bezel: Black ceramic
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Black brushed bronze with HUBLOT logo
Pushers: Black ceramic
Case back: Microblasted black ceramic engraved "SPECIAL” + ”EDITION” + ”XX/30"
Case back Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Dial: Blue sunray satin-finished; Polished 3N gold plated appliques
Hands: Polished 3N gold plated hands
Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1143
Type: Self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.9 mm
Date: Window at 6.00
No of Components: 280
Frequency: 4 Hz (28'800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Strap: Black rubber and blue alligator with gold stitching
Buckle: Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp with brushed bronze insert
Presentation case: SM.BOXES.BB06.001