Pick one up from the UK capital
Hublot certainly has some impressive new models, unveiled recently in Dubai at the LVMH Watch Week. But now another city has caught its attention, with this new timepiece themed around the UK capital, London.
This is the Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’, a statement piece designed to capture something of the city’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, while the 45mm black ceramic case houses a Hublot MHUB1112 automatic movement, with a 42-hour power reserve. There’s a flash of red at the tip of the central seconds hand, and the sapphire crystal caseback is decorated with ‘Hublot Loves London’. The finishing touch is a black rubber strap featuring velvet, with a playful City of London tartan theme.
Omar Choudhary, Hublot brand director UK, said, ‘‘This is a symbol of the special relationship between us and the values of quality, excellence and style that 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.”
The watch is water-resistant to 50m, and limited to 50 pieces, with each engraved with its specific number. You can only find the watch in London itself at Hublot’s New Bond Street and Harrods boutiques.