Replica Buyers Guide Introducing The Hublot Classic Fusion Enamel Britto – Pop Art In Champlevé Enamel

The 7:00 marker is the only one that is Arabic and once again, set with diamonds. The palms are, and I quote the brand, “satin-finished black plated hands with black luminescent.” The logic of using a black dial with black markers and black plated hands honestly escapes me. The watch images nevertheless, make the palms appear to be brushed metal with no plating, which ought to enhance legibility in some light conditions.The instance of the Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition watches are completed by stainless steel pushers and crown (black PVD of course) and a black (surprise) composite resin for those lugs. The case checks in at 44mm wide by 14.6mm thick — well sized for folks to notice the bling. Additionally, it is rated to 100m water resistance so you can keep it on while you take a dip at the resort pool.The Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Special Edition watches are restricted runs — 21 pieces for the all-ceramic case (Ref. 301. CI.1110. HR.LVB17), 1 piece only for the situation with baguette cut diamonds (Ref. 301. CI.1110. HR.0900. 301. CI.1110. HR.1100. LVB17 and Ref. 301. CI.1110. HR.1700. LVB17). All watches come with an alligator strap and a rubber strap and pricing varies from $18,600 for the all-ceramic to $65,700 for the baguette diamond set case; $22,800 and $32,600 for the other models, respectively.

Designed by pop artist Romero Britto and executed in champlevé enamel, the Hublot Classic Fusion Enamel Britto puts the Brazilian artist’s recognisable motifs on the wrist.

With his brightly coloured and easily digestible works, Romero Britto’s work has proliferated across countries and products, ranging from sculpture and painting to hardshell luggage. And now it has inevitably made it to Baselworld, with the Hublot Classic Fusion Enamel Britto. The dial is designed by Britto, in his typical mix pop art and Cubism, and then created using in fired enamel. The dial is created with the champlevé enamel technique, which starts with the white gold dial disc being stamped with the outline of the motif (historically the design is hand-engraved). Each of the cells in the stamped design are then filled with enamel.  Filling in the design is done one colour at a time, with each colour being fired in an oven after application. That means several trips to the oven are necessary to create a dial that is vivid, glossy and fade resistant.

This has the standard, 45 mm Classic Fusion case with a black composite resin insert under the bezel. It’s equipped with the Classico HUB1302 movement, a slim, hand-wound calibre with the seconds at seven o’clock.

Two versions are available, the first is in black ceramic in a limited edition of 50 pieces with a price of US$39,100, and the second is 30 pieces in platinum for US$67,800.