To mark the occasion of more than 40 years of supporting disadvantaged young people in the United Kingdom, Hublot has partnered with The Prince’s Trust to create a Special Edition charity timepiece the ‘Classic Fusion Chronograph Prince’s Trust’.
In recognition of this prestigious new philanthropic partnership haute horology watch brand Hublot hosted an exclusive evening at London’s historic Kensington Palace Gardens. Guests were invited to attend a private tour of the grandeur of The King’s Apartments, followed by a seasonal gala dinner held in the magnificent surroundings of The Orangery.
The exclusive Prince’s Trust edition was showcased inside the iconic Orangery framed by the Hublot “H” sculpted from blue hydrangeas, paying homage to the beauty of the grounds at Kensington Palace. Hublot CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe, hosted the evening and was joined by special guests Paul Brown, The Prince’s Trust Marketing Director and Helen David, Harrods Chief Merchant.
The event was compered by the charming and accomplished broadcast journalist and presenter Natasha Kaplinksy. Also in attendance at the event was former England Football superstar Rio Ferdinand and Chelsea FC legends Nemanja Matic and Asmir Begovic.
Hublot brand ambassador Maxime Büchi, creative designer and artist who worked on Hublot Sang Bleu watches, also joined the charitable event.
Swiss Haute Horology specialist Hublot revealed the new limited edition timepiece the ‘Classic Fusion Chronograph Prince’s Trust’ – a distinctive yet understated collectors timepiece featuring a 45mm case in polished and satin-finished titanium and blue sun-ray satin finished chronograph dial powered by the self-winding movement featuring a 42 hour power reserve.
The on-trend blue theme continues with the rubber and alcantara strap. The timepiece is completed by The Prince’s Trust logo shown at 12 o’clock.
Hublot has limited this timepiece to just 100 pieces available exclusively in the United Kingdom, with a portion of proceeds from the sale of each one going directly to the Prince’s Trust charity.
Model: HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH “PRINCE’S TRUST”
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION 1 OF 100
Polished and satin-finished titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.05 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Bezel: Polished and satin-finished titanium
Bezel Lug: Blue composite resin
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Polished titanium with engraved HUBLOT logo
Pushers: Polished titanium
Case back: Satin-finished titanium engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + “1 OF 100”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “PST17” logo
Blue sunray satin-finished
Polished rhodium-plated appliques, “PST17” applique at 12 o’clock
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated hands
Caliber Hublot HUB1143
Type: Self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.9 mm
Date: Window at 6.00
No of Components: 280
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Blue rubber and blue alcantara with blue stitching
Buckle: Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
Presentation case: SM.BOX.006.PST17.01