Hublot Classic Fusion Best Buddies Limited Edition

On 11th May 2019 in Malibu, US, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot unveiled its third limited-edition timepiece and first dedicated women’s timepiece in partnership with Best Buddies International, a nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) founded by Maria Shriver.

The Classic Fusion Titanium Diamonds Best Buddies features Hublot’s classic 42mm ladies design with a full pave titanium case comprised of 366 diamonds, a blue rubber strap and a matching sunray satin-finished dial.

Additionally, the sapphire exposition case back features the iconic Keith Haring Best Buddies logo. The watch is limited to 100 pieces and is available for sale exclusively in the U.S. boutiques.

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to nearly 2,900 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.

Today, Best Buddies’ nine formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors, Promoters and Inclusive Living — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 54 countries, positively impacting the lives of more than 1.25 million people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.

Technical details

Model: Classic Fusion Best Buddies Limited Edition
Reference: 542.NX.8970.LR.1704.BBE19
Limited to 100 pieces

Case
Satin finished and polished Titanium
Set with 228 diamonds for 1.20ct
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 10.40mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

Caseback
Satin finished Titanium engraved with “Limited Edition” + “N.XXX/100”

Bezel
Polished Titanium
Set with 138 diamonds for 1.20ct
6 H-shaped Titanium Screws

Dial
Blue Sunray satin finished
Polished rhodium-plated appliques and hands
Set with 39 diamonds for 0.066ct

Movement
HUB1100: Self-winding movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
No. of Components: 60
Jewels: 25

Strap
Blue alligator with blue stitching and blue rubber
Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Retail price
21’400 CHF/22’200 EUR/22’500 USD/18’600 GBP

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