Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver has recently expressed his dissatisfaction with the Swiss watch industry’s current obsession to re-create the past with overly imitative retro styled watches.
He wants every Hublot to look to the future, or if looking backwards, to improve upon the past. The brand is too young to have a vast back catalogue to rely on, and that’s the way Biver likes it. It’s clear from the design ethos at Hublot that there is little nostalgia for watch styles of the past. It’s all about embracing the future and incorporating traditional watch making skills with timelessness.
With this in mind, appearing at Baselworld 2013 will be a new 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.
Classic Fusion Black Ceramic Skeleton Tourbillon
It’s called the Classic Fusion Black Ceramic Skeleton Tourbillon, one of Hublot's major new arrivals for the start of 2013.
The watch is contemporary but with a timeless elegance drawn from traditional watchmaking skills. The watch features a satin-finished and polished black ceramic case and a graphic black skeleton tourbillon movement, designed, developed and produced in the workshops of the Hublot Manufacture with an impressive 120 hour power reserve.
The closest to revisiting the back catalogue can be found in the hands. They are similar in design to those on the very first Hublot watches: a reference to the history of the brand.
This limited edition series comprises just 99 numbered pieces perfectly designed to represent the principle of fusing tradition and modernity.
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