On 26 September 2017, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot celebrated the grand opening of its first Canadian boutique in Vancouver, and 15th in North America. The celebration hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, cocktail reception, and limited-edition watch reveal with world renowned pianist and brand ambassador, Lang Lang.
International phenomenon and superstar, Lang Lang, has performed with leading orchestras in the United States, Europe, and his native China, with legendary collaborations from the Metallica’s “Four Horsemen” to Jazz man Herbie Hancock and the Tenor Plácido Domingo. Lang Lang represents excellence in his industry, and continues to be an influential envoy for the arts and trailblazer in the world of classical music.
The afternoon kicked off with press conference for international and local media with Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director of North America, and brand ambassador Lang Lang in the store’s private second level, followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony presented by the two gentlemen and boutique operator, Oleg Minchenko, which flowed into a cocktail reception, where guests mingled with the virtuoso and could discover the new unveiled Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada timepiece.
Nestled on Alberni street in Vancouver’s “luxury zone”, and cited as one of the best retail streets in North America, the new Hublot Vancouver boutique boasts two floors – the only retail space in the area that features an upstairs lounge, with floor-to-ceiling windows that fully opens for guests to enjoy the fresh air. The boutique will exclusively house the limited-edition Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada is a special edition timepiece exclusive to the Canadian market and launched specially for the grand opening of the Vancouver boutique. The watch features red detailing on the bezel, dial, and alligator straps in honor of Canada’s national colors and flag, while the case back features the iconic, Canadian Maple Leaf engraved on polished ceramic, and is presented in a custom maple wood box. The piece will be sold in a limited run of 30 and sold exclusively in the Hublot Vancouver Boutique.
Model: Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada Special Edition
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION XX/30
Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.05 mm
Bezel: Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Bezel Lug: Red composite resin
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Polished black ceramic with HUBLOT logo engraved
Pushers: Polished black ceramic
Case back: Polished black ceramic engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + N°XX/30
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “BHV17” logo
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Black sunray satin-finished with “BHV17” logo at 3 o’clock counter
Polished rhodium plated appliques
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
Red rubber and black alligator with white stitching
Buckle: Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp