Building on their successful, shared “Vision” of being different and unique, Hublot and UAE partners Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons launched an all-new timepiece on November 22: the Classic Fusion Special Edition Bronze Anticlockwise.
This is Hublot’s first-ever watch made fully from bronze, with a grey dial, and featuring an anticlockwise movement, another first for the watchmaking brand.
David Tedeschi, Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean and Middle East & Africa, and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Chief Commercial Officer Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi presented the piece to press and collectors during Dubai Watch Week 2019.
Designed and produced at the Hublot Manufacture in Switzerland, the Classic Fusion Special Edition Bronze Anticlockwise turns back time with its 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 O’clock Indian numbers indexes positioned backwards on the dial, and its hands turning counter-clockwise. The self-winding anticlockwise movement inspires the wearer to take a step back in time and admire the UAE’s impressive path that leads it to its current greatness.
Hublot cut its Classic Fusion case out of bronze, a material created over 10,000 years ago through a fusion of copper and other metals such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc. The alloy has the advantages of non-magnetism, resistance to corrosion and a distinctive appearance through its unmistakable hue. As bronze is covered with a natural patina that protects it and lends it an unparalleled finish, it gives this special edition a beautiful color that contrasts with the grey dial which positions its 3N gold-plated appliques in an unusual direction.
An homage to the avant-garde spirit of Hublot, the highly anticipated watch with its grey calf and gold stitched strap is limited to 100 pieces.
Model: Classic Fusion 45mm Special Edition “Bronze Anticlockwise”
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION XXX/100
Crown: Brushed bronze with HUBLOT logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
Engraved and black brushed
Titanium with “SPECIAL EDITION” + “N°XXX/100”
Sapphire glass with antireflective treatment
Black composite resin
Screws «H»: Polished titanium
Grey sunray satin-finished
Microblasted 3N gold plated appliques
Hands: Microblasted 3N gold plated appliques
Type: Self-winding movement
Diameter: 33.5 mm (15’’’)
Thickness: 4.25 mm
No of Components: 63
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Black rubber and grey calf and gold stitching
Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp with brushed bronze insert