SIHH 2013 – Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Black Ceramic
by Steve and Shirley Lambert
We bring you a little something from SIHH 2013 in Geneva which we sadly could not attend.. So are unable to bring you the same coverage we did from SalonQP.
But here is a little information from one of the brands present in Hublot and what we think is a lovely timepiece especially for those of us who may not be totally at home with the more familiar Hublot King Power and Big Bang Watches out there.
We have a black ceramic skeleton tourbillon watch with a slimmer, more classic profile, but which features an all-black design in line with Hublot’s graphic codes. We present the Classic Fusion Black Ceramic Skeleton Tourbillon, one of Hublot’s major new arrivals for the start of 2013.
Sleek and contemporary but with a timeless elegance drawn from traditional watchmaking values to create one of the kings amongst complications, this piece is truly striking with its satin-finished and polished black ceramic case and resolutely graphic skeleton tourbillon movement, designed, developed and produced from start to finish in the workshops of the Hublot Manufacture.
On the dial, it is worth noting that the hands are similar in design to those on the very first Hublot watches: a clever reference to the history of the brand. This timepiece benefits from a 120-hour power reserve and is watertight to 30 metres.
With the tourbillon’s classic style and the ultramodern, sleek black design, this limited series comprising just 99 numbered pieces perfectly demonstrates the principle of fusing tradition and modernity, outstanding craftsmanship and 21st century creative vision in watchmaking.
Technical Details – Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Black Ceramic
Reference 505.CM.0140.LR – Black ceramic version (limited to 99 pieces)
Case “Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm Satin-finished, polished black ceramic
Bezel Vertical, satin-finished black ceramic
6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Crown Polished black ceramic with Hublot logo
Case-back Polished ceramic with sapphire crystal interior anti-reflective coating
Water resistance 3 ATM, i.e. approx. 30 metres
Dial Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on topside/underside
Black coated, polished indexes
Hands Polished, black coated
Hand-wound skeleton tourbillon movement produced by the Manufacture
Frequency 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve Approximately 120 hours
Strap Black alligator leather stitched onto black rubber, black stitching
Clasp Black PVD steel deployant buckle