You got to hand it to them: Hublot has a knack for teaming up with other brands and reach a powerful synergy. In their partnership with Ferrari, they have set the benchmark for how such a collaboration should be shaped, and the same can be said for that with Berluti.
Berluti is, of course, best known for their exquisite shoes. They combine their knowledge of selecting the best hides and creating the most beautiful leather, with Hublot’s Classic Fusion. As always, this collaboration doesn’t limit itself to just the strap but also includes the dial. This adds a lot of character, as you can still see the texture and rich color of the leather, while it does feature embossed indexes, Hublot logo and even “automatic” and “Swiss Made.”
The Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti is available in three versions. The Blue features, as the name already indicates, a blue leather Berluti dial, combined with a strap made from patinated Venezia leather with Gaspard decor. The case, made from satin-finished and polished titanium, is 45mm, which gives enough room for the leather dial to showcase its unique qualities. This version is limited to 500 pieces.
An even more precious version is the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto which is crafted from platinum. Combined with the rich color of the brown leather, it gives a distinct yet understated look to the watch. The patinated Venezia leather with Scritto Decor matches perfectly, and this watch is limited to 100 pieces.
The Classic Fusion Berluti All Black is the only version from the collection that features a strap without script, yet shows off what must be the richest and deep looking black in the industry. It is a perfect match for, of course, the black dial, as well as the case which is made out of black ceramic, which Hublot gives a beautiful contrast by alternating between a satin and polished finish. This watch is also limited to 500 pieces.
What makes all these three watches unique is not only the innovative use of leather but more so the powerful synergy that is achieved by combining the watchmaking expertise of Hublot, with the extraordinary leather craftsmanship by Berluti.