Honoring 50 years of Ferrari 250 GTO, Hublot created an exclusive edition of a complication model that can be purchase only by owners of a legendary vehicle. Last week, 24 of them have gathered at the Abbey de Hautvillers, the historic heart of champagne Dom Pérignon (owned by LVMH) to marked the big anniversary. Only 36 Ferrari 250 GTOs were ever produced and Hublot matched this number with its exclusive series of Ferrari 250 GTO Classic Fusion Watch.
During an exclusive dinner for 150 guests from across the globe, including 24 owners who came with their 250 GTOs (the last one has been sold for $35 million!), Hublot revealed a great timepiece, completely designed and developed in the spirit of the legendary Ferrari’s model. Inspired by the Classic Fusion line which has a strong link with the classic cars, the new Hublot’s watch features authentic elements that make it pretty distinctive.
In order to evoke beautiful curves of the 250 GTO, its case is completely redesigned and rounded out. It is crafted in titanium, with the robust diameter of 45 mm. The remarkable skeleton construction reveals inner-work completely, starting with a tourbillon cage at the 6 o’clock position and a barrel drum located at the 12 o’clock position, which with its characteristic design recalls the shape of the 250 GTO’s wheel rim. If it is desired, bridges of the tourbillon mechanism can be customized with the chassis number of the owner’s vehicle.
A stylish, light brown strap of the Ferrari 250 GTO Classic Fusion watch is made of barenia calfskin that is material often used for the classic car’s upholstery. Each timepiece comes in a Ferrari presentation case, exclusively made for this edition.
Hublot and Ferrari have been partners since last November. Very special agreement between two companies implies that Hublot will cover each one of Ferrari’s activities. Hublot will serve as the Official Watch for Ferrari, Official Timekeeper for Ferrari, Official Timekeeper for Scuderia Ferrari, Official Watch for Scuderia Ferrari, Official Timekeeper of the Ferrari Challenge, and partner for Ferrari’s special events both in terms of brand image and commercial activities.