Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Limited Edition

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot presents the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski, a special edition timepiece created in partnership with Richard Orlinski, the world’s bestselling contemporary French artist.

The watch features a brand-new design playing with angles and reflections. Ridges and facets on the watch reflect each other, from the case to the bezel, and from the push buttons to the hands.

Richard Orlinski is well known for his brightly coloured Pop Art-style multi-facetted beasts such as “Wild Kong” gorilla sculpture on the Croisette in Cannes, Crocodiles in the sunshine of the Miami Design District, and the 5-metre-tall bear on the snowy pistes of Courchevel. Eager to rise to challenges, Richard creates his sculptures by cutting them like diamonds and he never fails to rise to a challenge. In the hands of Richard Orlinski, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph is adorned with its iconic facets.

Richard Orlinski has designed a watch on the frontier of vintage and neo-futurist styles, just like his works inspired by the Pop Art movement. Pointing to the future, the hand of the watch becomes a symbolic metaphor for Richard Orlinski: as it never stops turning, it embodies infinity. Inspired by the same attention to detail and driven by the same passion, together, the contemporary artist and Hublot have designed an original creation, by pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking expertise.

The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski is available in two brand-new models, each released in a limited edition of 200 pieces: one in titanium and the other in blue ceramic. The watch becomes a 45-mm work of art designed to be worn on the wrist.

The Hublot x Richard Orlinski watch’s dial has been cast in sapphire crystal, while the case, crown, bezel and push buttons also feature the facets.

The visionary design of Richard Orlinski presented a major challenge for the Hublot Manufacture: the work of Richard Orlinski – a three-dimensional fold in the case – had to be modelled before it was cut from ceramic and titanium. These two materials feature one of the artist’s iconic signatures: mirror polishing.

Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Titanium
Reference: 525.NX.0170.RX.ORL18 – Limited to 200 pieces
Case
Polished Titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.40 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Bezel: Polished Titanium
Bezel Lug: Polished Titanium
Screws « H »: Polished Titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Polished Titanium
Pushers: Polished Titanium
Case back: Polished Titanium engraved “Limited Edition 200NUM”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Sapphire dial
Polished rhodium-plated appliques
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated hands

Movement
Caliber Hublot HUB1155
Type: Self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.9 mm
Date: Window at 6.00
No of Components: 207
Jewels: 60
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours

Strap
Black smooth rubber
Buckle: Polished stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Blue Ceramic
Reference: 525.EX.0179.RX.ORL18 – Limited to 200 pieces
Case
Microblasted blue ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.40 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Bezel: Microblasted blue ceramic
Bezel Lug: Microblasted blue ceramic
Screws « H »: Polished black-plated Titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Microblasted black-plated Titanium
Pushers: Microblasted black-plated Titanium
Case back: Microblasted blue ceramic “Limited Edition 200NUM”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Sapphire dial
Polished black-plated appliques
Hands: Polished black-plated hands

Movement
Caliber Hublot HUB1155
Type: Self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.9 mm
Date: Window at 6.00
No of Components: 207
Jewels: 60
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours

Strap
Black smooth rubber
Buckle: Microblasted black ceramic and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

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