Swiss watchmaker Hublot are observing their continuing “HUBLOT LOVES ART” campaign by partnering with road artists Hush and Tristan Eaton. Hush was tasked with designing “Fame,” in the form of the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang West Coast Ceramic Black and White. Tristan Eaton’s collaboration piece is so “Fortune,” in the form of this Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph East Coast Bronze.Street artist Hush is representing America’s West Coast with his timepiece, in particular Hollywood and its association with fame. Though Hush is actually established in London, he’s known for his work with frescoes throughout Los Angeles, such as regions of West Hollywood, Melrose, and Santa Monica. The bronze instance is meant to symbolize the iconic Charging Bull sculpture on the green of Lower Manhattan. This is Eaton’s second collaboration piece with Hublot, having previously designed the timeless Fusion Aerofusion Concrete Jungle watch for the newest in 2016.
Having debuted Berluti’s leather on the dial of the time-only Classic Fusion last year, Hublot Watches Online Replica is once again using the Parisian shoemaker’s signature material, this time on a chronograph.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti uses Berluti’s Venezia Scritto leather that’s laser-engraved with calligraphy for the dial and strap.
Two apertures have been cut into the leather of the dial to accommodate the chronograph registers, while the hour markers are embossed batons.
The 45mm case is available in either 18k King Gold or black ceramic, matched with brown or black leather respectively. The movement inside is the HUB1143, which is an ETA 2893.
Like the first Berluti edition, the chronograph is packaged in a large Berluti-leather covered box that also contains a shoe care set comprised of brushes, creams and a mitten.
Price and availability
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto King Gold is priced at SFr34,900 or S$52,200, while the Scritto All Black is SFr15,900 or S$23,800. Each version is limited to 250 pieces, and both will reach stores between the end of May and start of June 2017.