This is another Hublot’s special edition of its Classic Fusion model, but it is far away from the fusion of classic watchmaking materials. Well, the mixture of titanium, gold and rubber is usual for the renowned Swiss watchmaker, but the use of jeans is pretty innovative in the world of the high-end watchmaking. New Hublot Classic Fusion Jeans watch is created in the collaboration with Laurent Picciotto, a true horological expert who dedicated this watch to ‘urban cowboys’. This cool looking timepiece will definitely bypass the watchmaking conservatives. Still, two limited editions of 25 pieces will not be enough for all those watch lovers who are eagerly waiting for the distinctive piece to show up on the market.
Also known in the watchmaking world as the owner of the Paris based Chronopassion, Laurent Picciotto is an exceptional connoisseur of the industry. Hublot is one of Mr. Picciotto’s favorite brands with whom he has already collaborated (if you remember Hublot Skull Bang watch) and it is not surprise that the Swiss watchmaker decided to team up with Laurent once again. As they mentioned, the new timepiece presents the adventurous spirit of Laurent Picciotto. It follows the design code of the brand’s most elegant collection, but with the serious distinction that comes with a jeans dial and a strap, the watch gets a new casual dimension.
The new Classic Fusion Jeans watch is produced in two sizes, with the case diameter of either 42 or 45 mm. The case is crafted in polished and satin-finished titanium. A round titanium bezel with satin finishes is fixed with 6 5N gold screws. Its side, as well as a crown has nice polished surfaces. Bezel lugs in black composite resin are interesting design details.
The highlight of the watch is a jeans style dial, with rhodium-plated applied hour numerals and a date window at the 3 o’clock position which reveals a red disc with white numerals. Hands are also rhodium-plated, faceted and polished. The dial matches a strap, which is the brand’s famous, highly comfortable rubber strap, covered with blue denim. It incorporates a steel clasp with two 5N gold screws.
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating covers both sides of the case, revealing a mechanism on the case-back. It is a HUB 1112 self-winding movement that comprises 21 jewels and ensures 42 hours of the power-reserve.