Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent – Blue Houndstooth, Pinstripe and Prince of Wales Check Editions

Following the success of earlier editions, Hublot and Lapo Elkann who owns Italia Independent, the ready-to-wear and luxury accessories brand, continue their collaboration with a new collection of three chronograph watches.

Four collections, one for women have been created from this partnership that combines the innovative approach of Lapo Elkann and the watchmaking and technological expertise of the Hublot Manufacture. For 2018, the stylish Hublot Classic Fusion Italia Independent has been given a sporty twist with the addition of a chronograph movement to three different limited editions.

In all three, cutting edge materials resulting from extensive research conducted by Hublot combine with the elegance of the exquisite fabrics Lapo Elkann has chosen from the archives of the legendary Italian tailor, Rubinacci. For this collaboration, he has selected precious rolls of fabric inspired by the 60s and 70s.

The first model sports a blue houndstooth pattern on the strap and dial. The colour is accentuated by a polished titanium case. This piece will be limited to 100. The second, also blue, is enhanced by the elegance of a fabric featuring a fine pinstripe. The black case is formed of polished ceramic and, again, only 100 pieces will be produced.

More exclusive still, the third watch in this collection will be available in a limited edition of just 50 pieces. It features the famous King Gold, a noble material that perfectly illustrates “The Art of Fusion” that is so dear to Hublot. The strap and dial feature the brown tones of a Prince of Wales check.

All three timepieces feature the same sapphire crystal on back of their 45 mm case, allowing an unimpeded view of their HUB1143 calibre mechanism, a self-winding chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve.

Each Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent timepiece will be delivered in a presentation case that also contains an exclusive pair of Italia Independent sunglasses specially designed to match.

Model: Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent Titanium
References: 521.NX.2710.NR.ITI18 – Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent “Blue Houndstooth”

Case
Polished, satin-finished titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.05 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)
Bezel: Polished, satin-finished titanium with six H-shaped polished titanium screws
Bezel lug: Blue composite resin
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and Italia Independent logo at 6 o’clock
Crown: Polished titanium with Hublot logo
Pushers: Polished titanium
Case-back: Titanium, satin-finished and engraved with “Limited Edition 100NUM”
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Authentic Rubinacci suit fabric in “Houndstooth” and blue counters (Houndstooth)
Hands & indices: Polished, plated ruthenium

Movement
Calibre HUB1143, automatic chronograph movement
Date: Window at 6 o’clock
No. of components: 280 (59 jewels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Authentic Rubinacci suit fabric in “Houndstooth” with blue stitching and black rubber (Houndstooth)
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent Ceramic
References: 521.CM.2707.NR.ITI18 – Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent “Pinstripe”

Case
Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.05 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)
Bezel: Polished, satin-finished black ceramic with six H-shaped polished titanium screws
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and Italia Independent logo at 6 o’clock
Crown: Polished black ceramic with Hublot logo
Pushers: Polished black ceramic
Case-back: Polished black ceramic engraved with “Limited Edition 100NUM”
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Authentic Rubinacci suit fabric in “Pinstripe” and blue counters
Hands & indices: Polished, plated ruthenium

Movement
Calibre HUB1143, automatic chronograph movement
Date: Window at 6 o’clock
No. of components: 280 (59 jewels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Authentic Rubinacci suit fabric in “Pinstripe” with black stitching and blue rubber
Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle

Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent King Gold
References: 521.OX.2709.NR.ITI18 – Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent “Prince of Wales check”

Case
18K King Gold, polished and satin-finished
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.05 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)
Bezel: Polished and satin-finished 18K King Gold with six H-shaped polished titanium screws
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and Italia Independent logo at 6 o’clock
Crown: Polished 18K King Gold with Hublot logo
Pushers: 18K King Gold, polished
Case-back: 18K King Gold, polished and engraved with “Limited Edition 50NUM”
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Authentic Rubinacci suit fabric in “Prince of Wales check” and brown counters
Hands & indices: Polished, plated ruthenium

Movement
Calibre HUB1143, automatic chronograph movement
Date: Window at 6 o’clock
No. of components: 280 (59 jewels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Authentic Rubinacci suit fabric in “Prince of Wales check” with black stitching and blue rubber (Prince of Wales check)
Black PVD and King Gold stainless steel deployant buckle

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