Since the very start of their collaboration in 2011, Hublot and Ferrari have always created watches with a unique design and motorisation. Each new edition introduces a new style. This year, Hublot presents an elegant and contemporary piece that draws inspiration from the “Gran Turismo” universe.
The launch of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT watch – with its extremely innovative design which integrates the new UNICO manufacture movement in a body with distinctive and dynamic lines – sees Hublot and Ferrari write a new chapter in their collaboration.
The long-term collaboration between Hublot and Ferrari is one of a kind and an endless source of creative inspiration that builds on the common values these two prestigious houses share. The constant drive for innovation and refinement behind the unstoppable creative impetus of both Ferrari and Hublot has come to life in the Big Bang Ferrari, the MP-05 LaFerrari and the Techframe. The collaboration first drew inspiration from the racing world and Formula 1, with the Big Bang Ferrari editions.
In 2017, Hublot and Ferrari expanded to the universe of GT, with the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph specifically created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ferrari. This year the collaboration goes a step further in this world, which has always defined a travel philosophy that combines tradition, elegance and technical perfection.
To pay homage to the “Grand Touring” cars, Hublot and Ferrari have now combined for the first time their sense of aesthetic creativity and mechanical innovation in a Classic Fusion, a watchmaking chassis that is both traditional and modern, in line with the stylistic codes of the GT universe.
The famous UNICO manufacture movement has been integrated into a 45-mm-diameter Classic Fusion case. This is the second of Hublot’s own chronograph calibres, unveiled in 2018 (HUB1280). Protected by four patents, this self-winding flyback chronograph movement, with 4 Hz frequency (28’800 A/h) and a column wheel that can be seen from the dial side, has technical specifications that are fit for a champion with, in particular, a thickness of only 6.75 mm and 3-day power reserve that is very useful for day-to-day life.
The entirely new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is available in three different cases: Titanium (limited edition of 1,000 pieces), King Gold (limited edition of 500 pieces) and 3D Carbon (limited edition of 500 pieces).
All-new in the Fine Watchmaking world, 3D Carbon is a polymer matrix composite (PMC) made of three dimensional fibres. This high-tech material, which is very popular in motorsport, has outstanding qualities of resistance and, in the case of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, offers a lightweight but solid layer of protection, to the UNICO manufacture movement.
Designed by the “Centro Stile Ferrari”, the new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT draws inspiration from the GT designed and crafted in the Maranello workshops. Its design is very contemporary; Hublot worked on the motor and Ferrari on the body.
One of the main design features of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is the case, conceived as a true concentrical suspended element that enhances the dial presence and the sophisticated manufacturing making process. For this purpose, the “Centro Stile Ferrari” designers applied their expertise, building bridges between automotive design and watchmaking motorisation, and thereby proving that they love to work and surpass themselves on other projects than those linked to cars.
Entirely different yet resolutely complementary to the Techframe launched in 2017, the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is a watch for lovers of fine mechanical pieces who want to display a contemporary and refined style. The dial is transparent thanks to the use of sapphire crystal and reveals the high-precision mechanics of the UNICO HUB1280 calibre, with the famous Prancing Horse appearing at 12 o’clock.
Each and every detail has been subjected to meticulous finishing touches like the red thread around the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, a stylistic reference to the legendary Ferrari colour.
The straps of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT have been subtly created in black rubber and dressed in Schedoni leather, like the seats of the Maranello historical race cars.
Round like a racing tachometer, the new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is a piece for our time, with particular attention paid to the ergonomics and a thickness of only 13.15 mm, a rarity for an integrated flyback chronograph.
Titanium: 526.NX.0124.VR: Limited to 1000 pieces
King Gold: 526.OX.0124.VR: Limited to 500 pieces
3D Carbon: 526.QB.0124.VR: Limited to 500 pieces
Titanium: Microblasted Titanium
King Gold: 18K King Gold
Carbon: Carbon 3D Fiber
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Titanium and 3D Carbon: Microblasted Titanium and Sapphire crystal
King Gold: Microblasted 18K King Gold and Sapphire crystal
Titanium: Microblasted Titanium; Polished black-plated Titanium lower bezel
King Gold: Microblasted 18 K King Gold; Polished black-plated Titanium lower bezel
Carbon 3D: Polished black Ceramic; Microblasted Titanium lower bezel
4 H-shaped Titanium screws
HUB1280: UNICO Manufacture
Self-winding Chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
No. of Components: 354
Strap and buckle
Schedoni Leather Strap and black Rubber
Titanium: Titanium deployant buckle clasp
King Gold: 18K King Gold and Black-plated Titanium deployant buckle clasp
3D Carbon: Black Ceramic and black-plated Titanium Deployant buckle clasp
Titanium: 20’900 CHF/21’700 EUR/22’000 USD/18’200 GBP
King Gold: 36’900 CHF/38’300 EUR/38’800 USD/32’100 GBP
3D Carbon: 25’900 CHF/26’900 EUR/27’300 USD/ 22’600 GBP