Hublot unveils a latest incarnation of one of its best selling models: Classic Fusion Extra-Thin Skeleton. Unveiled at last year’s BaselWorld, initially in King Gold and titanium, its new model boasts a very elegant case fashioned entirely from polished, satinfinished black ceramic: the new Black Ceramic Extra-thin Skeleton Classic Fusion.
With a diameter of 45 mm, the new Black Ceramic Extra-thin Skeleton Classic Fusion watch is equipped with Hublot’s new CLASSICO movement (HUB1300), entirely designed and developed in the brand’s manufacture in Nyon. At just 2.90 mm thick, it comprises 130 components which are fabulously showcased by the skeleton design – featuring a resolutely graphic style – which enables expert eyes to admire the watch’s regulating organ, the balance and the escapement.
On the dial, it is worth noting that the small second at 7 o’clock and the hands are similar in design to those on the very first Hublot watches: a clever reference to the history of the brand. The assembly is complemented by a strap – black alligator stitched onto rubber – and a deployant buckle which ensure it offers the greatest possible comfort, flexibility and durability. The watch is practical on an everyday level, offering a 90-hour power reserve and water resistance to 50 metres.
Striking a remarkable balance between the classic extra-thin design and Hublot’s trademark dynamic and modern “all-black” look, this piece is a fine exercise in style, providing a wonderful demonstration of the principle of fusion between Tradition and Modernity.
References: 515.CM.0140.LR – in ceramic
“Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm – Polished and satin-finished black ceramic
Bezel: Vertical satin-finished ceramic, 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Crown: Polished ceramic with Hublot logo
Case-back: Polished ceramic with sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 ATM, i.e. approx 50 metres
Sapphire with glossy grey transfer Hublot logo in pantone 425/black border
Anti-reflective coating on topside/underside
Black coated, polished indexes
Hands: Polished, black coated.
CLASSICO HUB1300 hand-wound skeleton
Small seconds at 7 o’clock
Thickness: 2.90 mm
Components: 123 (Jewels: 23)
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 90 hours
Black alligator stitched onto black rubber, black stitching.
Clasp: Black PVD steel deployant buckle, polished and satin-finished.