Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski

Playing with light and shade, the latest Classic Fusion Orlinski series is sculpted in the aesthetic signature of artist Richard Orlinski, including its faceted dial. Designed for those who prefer the very finest watches, the 40mm case is available in titanium or King Gold, transforming the piece into a jeweller’s objet d’art set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

The success of the Aerofusion Chronograph and the Tourbillon has opened up new avenues. These elegant Classic Fusions turn wearing a watch into an everyday art form.

No fewer than six Classic Fusion Orlinski watches have been created as a continuation of the artistic and technological alliance between Richard Orlinski and Hublot, following on from the Aerofusion Chronograph and Tourbillon. At the sculptor’s behest, this series has been designed and developed on a smaller scale to satisfy a new clientele.

Symbolising the characteristic folds in his often monumental works, edges, bevels and facets have been miniaturised with horological precision to create mirror effects on the dial. The understated strap in matt black rubber creates an arresting contrast, all the more pronounced on four of the six models whose diamond-set cases create a jewellery effect.

On four of the timepieces, the bezel – a dodecagon which has characterized the creative partnership since 2017 – is set with 54 diamonds and sits on a case which is either fully set with 210 diamonds or partially set with 112 diamonds.

Free from precious stones, the other two watches exude a more subtle light, with the accent on the pure lines, the graduated light and shade of the materials, and the sharp-angled forms characteristic of Richard Orlinski’s sculptures. A lover of all kinds of art and a vocal advocate of its accessibility to all, Richard Orlinski creates intelligible works and installs them in open-sky settings (Courchevel, Deauville, etc.).

Orlinski works to decompartmentalise the modes of artistic expression and challenge convention. As the creative force behind these six Classic Fusion Orlinski watches, here he addresses new audiences, women and lovers of timeless stones or sculpture. The Aerofusion Chronograph and Tourbillon attest to the harmonious relationship between watchmaking and art, conveying a subtle message.

Technical details

Model: CLASSIC FUSION ORLINSKI

References
Titanium: 550.NS.1800.RX.ORL19; Limited to 200 pieces
King Gold: 550.OS.1800.RX.ORL19; Limited to 100 pieces

Case
Polished Titanium or 18K King Gold
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 11.10mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
Polished Titanium or 18K King
Gold and sapphire crystal
Polished Titanium or 18K King Gold
6 H-shaped Titanium screws

Dial
Polished faceted black dial
Polished faceted hands

Movement
HUB1100: Self-winding movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
No. of Components: 63
Jewels: 25

Strap
Black smooth rubber strap
Stainless steel or 18K Gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Price
Titanium: 10’900 CHF/11’300 EURO/11’500 USD/9’500 GBP
King Gold: 21’400 CHF/22’200 EURO/22’500 USD/ 18’600 GBP

Model: CLASSIC FUSION ORLINSKI PAVÉ / ALTERNATIVE PAVÉ

References
Titanium Pavé: 550.NS.1800.RX.1604.ORL19
King Gold Pavé: 550.OS.1800.RX.1604.ORL19
Titanium Alternative Pavé: 550.NS.1800.RX.1804.ORL19
King Gold Alternative Pavé: 550.OS.1800.RX.1804.ORL19

Case
Titanium Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished Titanium
King Gold Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished 18K King Gold Pavé: Set with 210 Diamonds for ~1.0ct
Alternative Pavé: Set with 112 Diamonds for ~0.5ct
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 11.10mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

Caseback
Titanium Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished Titanium and Sapphire Crystal
King Gold Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished 18K King Gold and Sapphire Crystal

Bezel
Titanium Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished Titanium
King Gold Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished 18K King Gold
Set with 54 Diamonds for ~0.6ct
6 H-shaped Titanium Screws

Dial
Polished faceted black dial
Polished faceted hands

Movement
HUB1100: Self-winding movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
No. of Components: 63
Jewels: 25

Strap
Black smooth rubber straps
Titanium Pavé and Alternative Pavé: stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
King Gold Pavé and Alternative Pavé: 18K Gold 5N and blackplated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Price
Titanium Pavé / Alternative Pavé:
20’900 CHF / 17’900 CHF
21’700 EURO / 18’600 EURO
22’000 USD / 18’800 USD
18’200 GBP / 15’600 GBP
King Gold Pavé / King Gold Pavé:
30’900 CHF / 27’900 CHF
32’100 EURO / 29’000 EURO
32’500 USD / 29’400 USD
26’900 GBP / 24’300 GBP

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