Baselworld 2013 Preview: Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Watch
The Aero Bang has been one of Hublot’s bestsellers since 2007. Now, this “Aero” concept of movement, seen as if airborne through the graphically open-worked dial, is available in the Classic Fusion line, the Swiss manufacture’s most classic line of watches.
This design both appeals to those wishing to admire the beautiful mechanical intricacies of the calendar chronograph, and also provides greater assurance against counterfeiting, a tendency which is continuing to grow. The motor is now showcased, rather than hidden away.
This elegant model has a diameter of 45 mm with gentle, more rounded lines, two push-buttons on either side of the crown, two counters at 3 o’clock (small second) and 9 o’clock (30-minute) and a date window at 6 o’clock, and is available in two versions: Titanium and King Gold, Hublot’s famous red gold which contains 5% platinum, giving it an intense red color and making it an even more precious metal. The piece is completed by a black alligator strap stitched onto black rubber, ensuring it is flexible, comfortable and exceptionally durable. 42 hour power reserve. Water resistant to 50 meters. These models are also available with a Titanium or King Gold bracelet.
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Watch Specifications
References: 525.NX.0170.LR (Titanium)
525.OX.0180.LR (King Gold)
Case: “Classic Fusion” -Diameter 45 mm
Polished titanium with satin-finished or polished 18K King Gold end-pieces
Bezel: Satin-finished titanium or 18K King Gold with 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished and locked
Crown: Polished titanium or 18K King Gold, with Hublot logo
Push-buttons: Titanium or 18K King Gold, polished
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Case-back: Titanium or 18K King Gold, satin-finished
Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 ATM or approximately 50 meters
Dial: Sapphire with appliques and rhodium-or gold-plated counter ring
Hands: Faceted, diamond-polished, rhodium-or gold-plated
Movement: HUB 1155 Automatic mechanical Aero Hublot chronograph
No. of components: 207
Bridges: Black coated, dial side
Date: Skeleton disc with window at 6 o’clock
Oscillating weight: Rhodium-plated tungsten carbide with black HUBLOT logo
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Strap: Black alligator leather stitched onto black rubber
Clasp: Deployment buckle in Steel or 18K gold (blades in black PVD steel)
King Jewelers is an authorized dealer for Hublot watches in Middle Tennesse, as well as over forty luxury Swiss watch brands including Bell & Ross, Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, DeWitt, Harry Winston, Jaquet Droz, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis and TAG Heuer. King Jewelers is a member of the American Watch Guild and has been named a Leading Watch Retailer in North America by International Wristwatch Magazine. King Jewelers also offers expert watch repair and watch restoration at their retail locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN. For more information on Hublot watches, please visit www.hublot.com or take a look at our Hublot page.