The Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski has been paired with Hublot’s patented red ceramic. The colour of life and of passion, red evokes Richard Orlinski’s first Born Wild Crocodile sculpture. Created in 2004, it features this vivid and powerful shade of red, which has since gone on to become the most recognisable colour in his menagerie.
A few months ago, at Baselworld 2018, Hublot expanded its catalogue of innovations by adding a new feat: the first ceramic to be created in a vibrant colour. Taking four years to develop from concept to industrialization, and requiring innovations in materials and manufacturing processes (a fusion of pressure and heat which sinters the ceramic without burning its pigments), the ceramic created is harder than previously seen (1500 HV1 versus 1200 HV2).
This expertise was developed in tandem by Hublot’s Research & Development department and Metallurgy and Materials laboratory, a 100% in-house process, resulting in a secret formula protected by several patents.
Since 2017 Richard Orlinski, the world’s bestselling contemporary artist, has been adding his angular style to Hublot watches. Works of art for the wrist, these feature his signature facets, nuanced with angles and edges. Like his sculptures, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic boasts the sharp three-dimensional sculpted lines and polished finish which are the artist’s trademark.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic is released in a limited edition of 200 pieces. 45 mm of art and innovation crafted from Hublot’s red ceramic. From the seconds hand to the counters and indexes; from the case to the bezel, all the way to the strap, nothing has escaped the vivid glow of Hublot x Orlinski red. Its sapphire case back reveals the HUB1155 self-winding skeleton chronograph movement.
Model: Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic
Reference 525.CF.0130.RX.ORL19 – Limited edition of 200 pieces
Polished red ceramic
Diameter 45 mm
Thickness 13.45 mm
Water resistance 5 ATM (50 m)
Bezel Polished red ceramic
Glass Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back Red ceramic, polished and engraved “LIMITED EDITION XX/200” and sapphire glass with interior anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire base plate
Matt red lacquer appliques
Hands Matt red lacquer hands
Matt red lacquer seconds hand
HUB1155 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement
Date Window at 6 o’clock
No. of components 207 (60 rubies)
Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve 42 hours
Black-coated stainless steel deployant buckle claspa