Created in partnership with Richard Orlinski, the Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski 40mm now comes in a monochrome mode in two editions entirely clad in ceramic, with the exception of the strap and the crown. In terms of colorimetry, the flashy blue and gloss black are reminiscent of the colour codes used in the artist’s XXL bestiary.
The material chosen for these two editions is ceramic, a material of choice for Hublot ever since the launch of its iconic Big Bang collection in 2005. Since then, its R&D and Metallurgy departments have invented and patented several varieties of ceramic including a world first in 2018 with bright red ceramic, and Magic Gold, the only scratch-resistant 18K gold alloy to fuse 24K gold with boron carbide.
For the first time, faceted ceramic dresses the whole watch, including its dial. The result is a bevelled architecture that gives life to the ceramic in origami style.
In terms of size, these two monochrome models keep the 40 mm diameter proportions of their alter ego, and beat to the rhythm of an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve and are worn on a soft rubber strap.
Model: Classic Fusion Orlinski 40MM
Black Magic: 550.CS.1800.RX.ORL21
Blue Ceramic: 550.ES.5100.RX.ORL21
Polished Black or Blue Ceramic
Diameter: 40 MM
Thickness: 11.10 mm
Water Resistant: 50 m
Case-back: Polished Black or Blue Ceramic and Sapphire Crystal
Bezel: Polished Black or Blue Ceramic
Faceted Black or Blue Ceramic
Polished Faceted Hands and Indexes
HUB1100 Self-winding Movement
Oscillating Weight: HUBLOT Design Openwork Rotor
Escapement: Swiss Lever Escapement
No. of Components: 63
Frequency (Hz): 4 (28’800 A/h)
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Black or Blue Smooth Rubber Straps
Black Magic: Black-plated Stainless Steel Deployant Buckle Clasp
Blue Ceramic: Stainless Steel Deployant Buckle Clasp
CHF 12’900/ EUR 13’400/ USD 13’600/ GBP 11’200