Hublot And Ferrari Continue Their Collaboration
Hublot’s long-standing collaboration with Ferrari has resulted in iconic watches like the Big Bang Ferrari and the MP-05 LaFerrari, and their quest for innovation and refinement sums up the creative impetus that drives the Ferrari Design Centre and the Hublot team.
The term GT, or Gran Turismo, signifies driving over long distances at high speed in comfort and with style. The GT world is one of innovation and refinement, with a passion for mechanics and a love of passion, performance and innovation, values shared by both Ferrari and Hublot. The result is the new Classic Fusion, a watch-making chassis that is both traditional and modern, in line with the stylistic codes of the GT universe. Another first is that the famous UNICO manufacture movement has been integrated into a 45 mm diameter Classic Fusion case. This is the second of Hublot’s own chronograph calibers, unveiled in 2018 (HUB1280). This self-winding flyback chronograph movement, with 4Hz frequency (28’800 A/h) and a column wheel that can be seen from the dial side has a thickness of only 6.75 mm and 3-day power reserve.
The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is available in three different cases: Titanium (limited edition of 1,000 pieces), King Gold (limited edition of 500 pieces) and 3D Carbon (limited edition of 500 pieces). 3D Carbon is a polymer matrix composite (PMC) made of three-dimensional fibres. This high-tech material, which is very popular in motorsport, has outstanding qualities of resistance and, in the case of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, offers a lightweight but solid layer of protection, to the UNICO manufacture movement. The straps have been created in black rubber and dressed in Schedoni leather, like the seats of the Maranello race cars.