On Baselworld 2014 we had the pleasure of having a close look at some new Hublot models, in this case the Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail. Price of 74.000 euro excl v.a.t..
The inspiration behind this watch was simple: a stained glass window – essentially it’s a skeleton. An outline filled with coloured glass. The skeleton watch movement serves as the framework for an artistic creation, a colourful stained-glass window, miniaturised in a watch.
The first 4 references in this collection will be available in red or blue tones. This technology already offers 10 colours of translucent glass, and several shades are possible for each colour. This means that there could be thousands of possible colour combinations, potentially guaranteeing each customer a unique watch.
The Hublot Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail features a HUB6017 movement made by the Manufacture, a skeleton tourbillon comprising 251 components, a 5-day power reserve and a contemporary graphic design; there are no fewer than 15 small spaces – 15 tiny openings housing a sliver of glass secured with O-rings which grip the glass, ensuring that it does not break through heat expansion. Technically, this is a very high-tech glass which is used in physics to filter the different frequencies or colours of light
References 502.NX.0001.LR – Tourbillon Titanium Red Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches 502.CX.0001.LR – Tourbillon Ceramic Red Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches 502.NX.0003.LR – Tourbillon Titanium Blue Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches 502.CX.0003.LR – Tourbillon Ceramic Blue Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches Case “Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm – Black ceramic or titanium Bezel Titanic or black ceramic, 6 H-shaped titanium screws; countersunk, polished and locked Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective coating Bezel Lug Black composite resin Crown Titanium or black ceramic with black rubber insert with “H” for Hublot Case-back Open with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflective coating, Titanium or black ceramic Water resistance 3 ATM, i.e. approx 30 metres Movement HUB6017 Hand-wound Skeleton Tourbillon movement produced by the Manufacture 5-day power reserve Components 251 (19 jewels) – Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h) Strap Black alligator stitched onto black rubber with black stitching Clasp Deployant buckle in 18K red gold or black PVD steel
Source Hublot and Watchinsight
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