Art of Fusion: The New Hublot x The Watch Gallery Timepiece
Friday 19 May 2017
Brent Taalur Ramsey


It’s official, there’s a new watch on the scene – the Classic Fusion Chronograph Aerofusion RED. This 45mm timepiece is the most recent (and fourth) in a series of collaborative beauties to stem from the long-standing horological relationship between Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot and the UK-based watch store The Watch Gallery, and it’s already one of our top picks of the year.

With production capping off at 45 pieces worldwide, the special-edition Classic Fusion Chronograph created with The Watch Gallery will be a real collector’s piece, one that boasts an elegant self-winding skeleton chronograph and a stash of 207 components, which includes the 60 jewels that make up the Caliber Hublot HUB1155 movement with its 42-hour power reserve. This truly inimitable timepiece offers a sleek, sporty take on fine watchmaking, and rekindles the revolutionary “Art of Fusion” philosophy that has long been regarded as the heart of Hublot and its “Classic Fusion” line.


Shortly after founding the company in 1980, Carlo Crocco was inspired to introduce unlikely materials and innovations to the high craft of horology. Soon, he was fusing precious materials with industrial resources, such as contrasts of gold and rubber, for what would later become a signature look for the brand – a unique timepiece that breaks age-old conventions within an industry inundated with classic, traditional luxury.

 


Still, there’s a lot of class and luxury going on within this athletic watch. As the most recent piece in one of Hublot’s most contemporary and understated lines, the Classic Fusion Chronograph is the perfect fusion of top-notch craftsmanship with modern, cutting-edge innovation – a timepiece where tradition meets innovation and sophisticated style. All that, and it looks great with a tailored suit.

 


Sure, it might not be as daring as the “Big Bang” series can be at times, but this impressive and distinctively durable timepiece is a special showcase of Hublot’s commitment to craft and design: The sleek case fuses a satin-finished titanium with black ceramic bezel, leaving way for contrasting accents of a striking red to appear on lacquered rings, the rhodium-plated hands and along the black alligator strap as stitching; never for one moment will you find yourself bored with this one. This is the true art of fusion for today’s outgoing watch-lover.

 


Priced at £13,800, Hublot’s Classic Fusion Chronograph Aerofusion RED is available exclusively at The Watch Gallery, now in stores and online.

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