Hublot And The Watch Gallery In London Launch Two Limited Edition Classic Fusion Timepieces

Swiss luxury watchbrand Hublot and The Watch Gallery launched two new limited edition timepieces last Thursday night at The Ace Hotel amid a crowd of lively guests overlooking the beautiful London skyline.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: (L-R) Maxime Bulchi, Raphael Nussbaumer, David Coleridge and Benoit Lecigne attend The Watch Gallery And Hublot Launch, introducing the Classic Fusion Special Edition Series on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery) *** Local Caption *** Maxime Bulchi; Raphael Nussbaumer; David Coleridge; Benoit Lecigne
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: (L-R) Maxime Bulchi, Raphael Nussbaumer, David Coleridge and Benoit Lecigne attend The Watch Gallery And Hublot Launch, introducing the Classic Fusion Special Edition Series on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery) 

This is the third collaboration between the two companies, demonstrating, for Hublot UK & Eastern Europe Brand Director Benoît Lecigne “how a partnership can be successful in the long run if both companies share the same values and common objectives”.

The two limited edition timepiecesthe Classic Fusion & Classic Fusion Chronograph 45mm Special Editions ‘The Watch Gallery’ – combine features from each of the partner companies: satin-finished titanium cases and H-shaped screws from Hublot, with the signature blue colour of The Watch Gallery on the watch sunray dial, stitching and tinted blue case-back.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Atmosphere at The Watch Gallery And Hublot Launch, introducing the Classic Fusion Special Edition Series on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery)
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Atmosphere at The Watch Gallery And Hublot Launch, introducing the Classic Fusion Special Edition Series on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery)

Only a few elements differentiate the two models – 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 for the perfect everyday watch – yet these two limited edition timepieces, “bridge the gap between sports style and an elegant evening watch” said Adrian Maronneau, Director of Buying & Merchandising at The Watch Gallery.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Atmosphere at The Watch Gallery And Hublot Launch, introducing the Classic Fusion Special Edition Series on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery)
The Classic Fusion & Classic Fusion Chronograph 45mm Special Editions ‘The Watch Gallery’

Both models have a polished and satin-finished titanium case, polished and satin-finished black ceramic bezel, sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment, and blue sunray satin-finish dial with satin-finished rhodium-plated appliques. The crown in polished titanium features the Hublot logo, while the satin-finished titanium case back is engraved with “SPECIAL EDITION” + “XX/35”. These timepieces are fitted with blue rubber and black alligator straps with blue stitching and stainless steel deployant buckle clasp, and are water resistant to 5 ATM (50 m).   Limited to 35 pieces each.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Atmosphere at The Watch Gallery And Hublot Launch, introducing the Classic Fusion Special Edition Series on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery)
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Atmosphere at The Watch Gallery And Hublot Launch, introducing the Classic Fusion Special Edition Series on April 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery)

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

Reference: 511.NM.7170.GR.SLF16

Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1112. Power reserve: 42 Hours.

Priced at RRP £7,500.
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 45mm Special Edition ‘The Watch Gallery’

Reference: 521.NM.7171.GR.SLF16

Polished rhodium-plated hands and a blue chronograph second hand

Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1143

Priced at RRP £9,500

Available throughout The Watch Gallery’s Hublot outlets: The Wonder Room, Selfridges, Oxford Street, London / The Watch Gallery, Selfridges Manchester Exchange/ The Watch Gallery, Westfield and online at www.thewatchgallery.com

Photo Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Watch Gallery. For more information, please visit the official IWC website. Follow Haute Time onInstagram to catch all of the new releases as they happen.

 

 

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