Luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot has now officially joined forces with the World Baseball Softball Confederation as partner and Official Timekeeper of the prestigious 2015 WBSC Premier12TM (08-21 Nov). To mark this milestone, Hublot has launched an exclusive timepiece, the Classic Fusion Chrono Aero “World Baseball Softball Confederation” that is the perfect blend of the baseball culture and spirit for baseball fans. During the press conference, Hublot has presented this timepiece to Mr. Tai-Yuan Kuo, head coach of the Chinese Taipei national baseball team.
At the same time, Hublot also contributed large amount of baseball equipment to the association in the hopes of promoting baseball culture in Taiwan. Hublot continues to contribute to the motto “Hublot Loves Baseball”, after Japanese Baseball player, Mr. Masahiro Tanaka, becoming one of Hublot’s ambassador.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Chrono Aero “World Baseball Softball Confederation” is the Skeleton watch that is known for its polished exterior and extraordinary inner workings. A chic sporty look with the open dial allowing a peek at the HUB 1155 self-winding skeleton chronograph movement, a delight for the eyes – that can admire this beautiful chronograph and date mechanism. This is the trend Hublot perpetuates: the engine isn’t hidden, it is fully visible.
At the 3-o’clock position, the small second auto draws inspiration from the stitches of a baseball, matching it with white calf leather strap decorated with red stitches while the inner is the classic black rubber strap. To celebrate this first ever WBSC Premier12TM, the logo of Premier 12 is embedded in the case back to honor this new collaboration. This 100-piece limited edition watch has a power reserve of 42 hours as well as water resistance up to 10 ATM.
Model: Classic Fusion Chrono Aero “World Baseball Softball Confederation”
Reference: 525.NX.0123.VR.WBS15 – Limited edition, 100 numbered pieces
“Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm; Polished and satin-finished titanium
Bezel: Satin-finished and polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective
Crown: Titanium, polished with “HUBLOT” logo
Pushers: Polished titanium
Case back: Satin-finished titanium engraved “SPECIAL EDITION, 100 PIECES”
Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “PREMIER 12” logo printed
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Sapphire dial, polished rhodium-plated Appliques
Polished faceted rhodium-plated hands
White stitching baseball print at 3.00
HUB1155, self-winding skeleton chronograph
Date: Skeleton day-disc, window at 6.00
Frequency (Hz): 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 42 Hours
Black rubber, white calf straps with red stitching on the middle and white stitching on the side
Buckle: Stainless steel deployant buckle