Created in partnership with the legendary menswear brand renowned for high end shoes and bespoke leather goods, the Classic Fusion Berluti chronograph fuses the vibrant colour of Burgundy red with King Gold, and the depth of ocean blue with titanium.
Venezia Scritto, the signature leather of the House of Berluti. Calf leather engraved with writing inspired by the calligraphy of the 18th century. The leather has been treated with exclusive mineral and vegetable tanning to create a palette of colours created by hand based on essential oils and pigments.
Two shades the first known as wine-coloured or marsala red, a bold colour, burgundy is always a symbol of ultimate elegance. Blue is the second colour, the most common colour in menswear, it opens up to new horizons, lending an oceanic hue.
Two metals cut by Hublot, King Gold, the alloy developed by the manufacture and titanium for chronographs that reach across time. In addition platinum is used to stabilise the King Gold colour over the long term and to neutralise its oxidation; other properties of titanium include great corrosion resistance and the highest resistance/weight ratio of all metals.
From its modelling to its working then from cutting to assembly, each leather part has followed exactly the same ritual of mineral and vegetable tanning as Berluti shoes. An additional challenge for the manufacture Hublot was how to use a living material in the sealed casing of a watch. Hublot and Berluti rose to the challenge and through a complex and delicate process, the humidity that is contained naturally in the leather was neutralised, so that the Venezia Scritto could be encapsulated in sapphire. Leather that has been made unspoilable, protected from any oxidation.
Model: CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH BERLUTI
521.NX.050B.VR.BER18 (Scritto Ocean Blue)
521.OX.050V.VR.BER18 (Scritto Bordeaux)
Satin-finished and polished titanium or satin-finished and polished 18K King Gold
Diameter 45 mm
Thickness 13.40 mm
Bezel Satin-finished and polished titanium or satin-finished and polished 18K King Gold
Glass Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back Satin-finished titanium with sapphire crystal or satin-finished 18K King
Gold with sapphire crystal
Water Resistance 5 ATM (50m)
Genuine blue or bordeaux Berluti patinated Venezia Leather with Scritto decor and embossed indexes, HUBLOT logo, “Automatic” and “Swiss Made” indications
HUB1143 self-winding chronograph movement
N° of Components 280 (59 rubies)
Frequency 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power Reserve 42 Hours
Black rubber and genuine blue or Bordeaux Berluti patinated Venezia leather with Scritto decor
Buckle Stainless steel deployant clasp or 18K gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp