As the official timekeeper of the upcoming soccer world cup championship in Brazil, Hublot is releasing a few special watches dedicated to the major sportive event. Among them there is Classic Fusion model presented in a lavish pink gold package with the appliqué that replicates the tournament’s trophy. This golden watch which heavily uses the contrast of satinized and polished surfaces is made in a limited edition of 100 pieces and it is based on an ultra-thin manually-wound mechanical movement. As far as the functions of Classic Fusion 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil model are concerned, this $33,200 worth watch only supports central hours and minutes and small seconds represented on an off-centered counter.
Hublot Classic Fusion 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is as its name suggests classical in its design, as well as fairly understated, despite the presence of a lot of gold components used in its construction. It is basically a special edition of a previously presented thin model from the Classic Fusion collection. The main differences between the limited edition and a regular model are the representation of the cup’s trophy, as well as the decision to present it in a slightly more lavish package. Pink gold with purity of 18 K, or should we say the brand’s trademark alloy of this kind named King Gold is used extensively in the creation of the piece.
Firstly, pink gold was utilized for its housing of a slim profile and the diameter of 45 mm. The case with waterproofness to 50 meters combines satin and highly polished finish (it is polished mostly on the sides) and this is visible throughout the piece. Its fixed bezel which is adjoined to the rest of the construction with six H-shaped titanium screws and coupled with a bezel lug of composite resin likewise displays the mixture of said finishes. This fixed bezel encircles a sapphire crystal which features anti-reflective coating and the brand’s emblem on the inner side. There is also a similar situation when the case-back is taken into the consideration. It is made of satin-finished gold and it is constructed with a section from a glare-proofed sapphire that exposes the movement. One can also notice a polished golden crown that possesses an engraving of the brand’s logo.
However, this is not the whole story about the golden parts. The dial is one of these components as well. Its background is gold with satin-finish, the hour markers are applied and made of polished gold and there is also another appliqué that shows the watch’s inspiration – the trophy that signifies the best soccer national team in the world. It is placed at the three o’clock position. Apart from all this, the face of the timepiece includes polished gold-plated hands and a small seconds counter at the seven o’clock position.
Hublot Classic Fusion 2014 Football World Cup Brazil watch runs on HUB1301.4 mechanical caliber with manual winding. The movement which incorporates 123 components and 21 jewels in its construction is exceptionally thin. Its thickness measures to just 2.9 mm which allows the timekeeper to have a slim profile. It should also be said that it runs on the frequency of 3 Hz and has a power reserve of 90 hours.
Fortunately, the brand did not pair the watch with a bracelet made of pink gold which would only raise its price even further and make it look a tad tacky. Instead, the watch comes with a black rubber band or an alligator strap of the same color. Regardless of the type of wristlet, its fastening is domed with a deployant buckle clasp made of red gold and steel with black PVD treatment.