Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez – Paying Tribute to Franco-Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

Anything created from passion will last forever. The last project from the late artist Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez further strengthens the links between art and watchmaking.

The new Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez features an array of colours in constant motion, changing in potentially infinite combinations. Beyond the purely visual effect, the horological colour composition changes and evolves with the passing of the hours, minutes and seconds, mirroring other works by the late artist – a well-known figure in the world of kinetic art.

Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez - Paying Tribute to Franco-Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

Parallel discs rotate in sequence in a masterstroke of technical ingenuity from Hublot. The timepiece was launched on 5th December at the Espace Expression gallery in Miami, in the presence of the artist’s family.

Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez - Paying Tribute to Franco-Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

The piece also features the artist’s metallic signature on the caseback.

Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez - Paying Tribute to Franco-Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez caseback

The calfskin leather strap and the box extend the optical experience in pursuit of an eternal present.

Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez - Paying Tribute to Franco-Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

The Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez is available with two case sizes (45 mm and 38 mm) in a choice of three materials: 100 and 25 titanium pieces, 30 and 20 King Gold pieces and 100 and 25 black ceramic pieces respectively.

Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez - Paying Tribute to Franco-Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

Technical details

Model: CLASSIC FUSION 45MM CRUZ-DIEZ

References
Ceramic: 511.CX.8900.VR.CZD19
Titanium: 511.NX.8900.VR.CZD19
King Gold: 511.OX.8900.VR.CZD19

Case
Ceramic: polished satin-finished black ceramic
Titanium: polished satin-finished titanium
King Gold: polished satin–finished 18k king gold
Diameter: 45mm
Thickness: 10.45mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

Caseback
Ceramic: polished black ceramic
Titanium: satin-finished titanium; Engraved “LIMITED EDITION” XX/100
King Gold: satin-finished 18k king gold; Engraved “LIMITED EDITION” XX/30

Bezel
Ceramic: satin-finished black ceramic
Titanium: satin-finished and polished titanium
King Gold: satin-finished and polished 18k king gold

Dial and hands
Colour stripes printed on to the dial
Inspired by the works of Cruz-Diez (Chromointerférence, 1964)
Ceramic and titanium: polished rhodium-plated hands
King Gold: polished gold-plated hands

Movement
MHUB1100.H3: mechanical and self-winding movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
No. of Components: 63
Jewels: 21

Strap
Black rubber and calf with colour stripes printed
Black lined rubber straps

Buckle
Ceramic: black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
Titanium: stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
King Gold: 18K king gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel

Retail price
Ceramic: 12’300 CHF/12’800 EUR/12’900 USD/10’700 GBP
Titanium: 10’300 CHF/10’700 EUR/10’800 USD/9’000 GBP
King Gold: 25’300 CHF/26’300 EUR/26’600 USD/22’000 GBP

Model: CLASSIC FUSION 38MM CRUZ-DIEZ

References
Ceramic: 565.CX.8900.VR.CZD19
Titanium: 565.NX.8900.VR.CZD19
King Gold: 565.OX.8900.VR.CZD19

Case
Ceramic: polished satin-finished black ceramic
Titanium: polished satin-finished titanium
King Gold: polished satin-finished 18k king gold
Diameter: 38mm
Thickness: 10.25mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

Caseback
Ceramic: polished black ceramic
Titanium: satin-finished titanium; Engraved “LIMITED EDITION” XX/25
King Gold: satin-finished 18k king gold; Engraved “LIMITED EDITION” XX/20

Bezel
Ceramic: satin-finished black ceramic
Titanium: satin-finished and polished titanium
King Gold: satin-finished and polished 18k king gold

Dial and hands
Colour stripes printed on to the dial
Inspired by the works of Cruz-Diez (Chromointerférence, 1964)
Ceramic and titanium: polished rhodium-plated hands
King Gold: polished gold-plated hands

Movement
MHUB1100.H3: mechanical and self-winding movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
No. of Components: 63
Jewels: 21

Strap
Black rubber and calf with colour stripes printed
Black lined rubber straps

Buckle
Ceramic: black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
Titanium: stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
King Gold: 18K king gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel

Retail price
Ceramic: 10’900 CHF/11’300 EUR/11’500 USD/9’500 GBP
Titanium: 9’300 CHF/9’700 EUR/9’800 USD/8’100 GBP
King Gold: 19’900 CHF/20’700 EUR/20’900 USD/17’300 GBP