Hublot is the exclusive watchmaking partner of one of Europe’s most prestigious classic car events: The Tour Auto Optic 2000. To celebrate the 2014 event, Hublot is unveiling the Tour Auto 2014 Classic Fusion Chrono, a limited edition of just 100 numbered watches.
Made from titanium – a lightweight, durable alloy resistant to corrosion – this sporty and elegant watch, which still respects traditional Haute horlogerie codes, is equipped with a HUB1143 selfwinding mechanical Chronograph movement with date comprising 280 components including 59 jewels, oscillating at a frequency of 28,600 vibrations/hour and with a 42-hour power reserve.
The elegant, satin-finished black sunray dial with vertical red, white and blue stripes to echo the French flag, features two silver sunray satin finish counters, one on the left at 9 o’clock for the minutes and the other on the right at 3 o’clock for the seconds, titanium coloured baton indexes and a date window at 6 o’clock. The look is completed with a black perforated calfskin strap sewn onto rubber with black stitching with the stripe motif in the French flag colours of red, white and blue. The watch is water resistant to 50 metres.
Model: Tour Auto 2014 Classic Fusion Chronograph
Limited series of just 100 numbered pieces
“Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm
Satin-finished polished titanium with satin-finished lugs
Bezel: Satin-finished titanium with 6 H-shaped titanium countersunk polished & locked screws
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Case-back: Satin-finished titanium with special TourAuto engraving
Crown: Satin-finished polished titanium with the Hublot logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM or 50 metres
Black sunray satin finish with rhodium-platedappliques – Printed French flag
Hands: Faceted, diamond-polished, skeleton, rhodium-plated
HUB 1143 Automatic mechanical chronograph
No. of components: 280
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled and polished
Date: Rectangular window at 6 o’clock
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Black perforated calfskin stitched on rubber with printed French flag
Clasp: Steel deployant buckle