This year, on the Rock of Monaco, Hublot is taking part in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Admiral Tuiga, alongside the Yacht Club de Monaco, its long standing partner and friend. This also provides an opportunity for the watchmaker to present a new limited series watch dedicated to the legendary sailing ship, in the presence of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco. It is in the 9th Monaco Classic Week that the festivities in honour of Tuiga are organised.
Hublot, official timekeeper of the Yacht Club de Monaco, is celebrating not only the sea and the superb traditional sailing ships, but has insisted on creating a new model in the colours of the prestigious Yacht Club: a watch bearing the name Tuiga, on which the dates 1909 and 2009 are engraved. Indeed, this sailing ship, a “15 Metre class” was built by W. Fife in 1909 and restored in 1993. It is the emblem of the Yacht Club de Monaco, still proud and magnificent today on its 100th anniversary.
In the spirit of respect for tradition while being at the cutting edge of technology, Hublot has created a pink gold, ceramic and carbon watch, with a rubber strap. The Classic Fusion model, with its sporty chic design, and personalised by the flags of the Yacht Club at 9 o’clock and the name Tuiga at 6 o’clock, is eagerly anticipated by yachting and fine watch lovers.
Hublot is also taking part in all the events of the Classic Week, and rewarding those achieving distinction in various categories, such as the Personality of the Sea (for outstanding action in the field of marine and environmental protection), the Belle Classe Owner(for best yacht restoration respecting maritime heritage), and the various winners of the Classic Week competitions.
“Classic Fusion” 45 mm diameter, 5N gold
1909 engraved on 12 o’clock end and 2009 engraved on 6 o’clock end
Bezel: Black ceramic with vertical satin finish, with 6 titanium H-shaped countersunk polished & locked screws, and “Yacht Club de Monaco” engraving between 10 and 2 o’clock
Crystal: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Case-back: Solid 5N gold with Hublot seal
Crown: 5N gold with Hublot logo
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM
Carbon, satin-finished appliques, 5N gold colour
“Tuiga Centenary” logo at 6 o’clock and Yacht Club de Monaco logo at 9 o’clock
Hands: Faceted, diamond set, skeleton, 5N gold colour
Mechanical with automatic winding HUB1100
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Screws: Black PVD
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main plate: Sand-blasted & rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Adjustable lined black rubber strap
Clasp :5N gold with black PVD deployant
100 numbered pieces 01/100 – 100/100