CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH IBIZA
The extremely creative Nyon-based watchmaker strikes again! And this time it is conquering the hippy-chic island for a summer decked out in blue and white, the colors that grace the new special limited edition from the Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza collection.
Like Mykonos, Ibiza (or Eivissa, in Catalan) is well known for its party nightlife ranging from bohemian to glamorous which the jet-set are so fond of. However, having survived the mass tourism boom, this Balearic island located approximately 100 miles off the coast of Valencia, in Spain, and popularized by the hippy community in the 1960s, is brimming with natural marvels such as the inlets accessible only by boat, the pine-tree covered hills and its traditional whitewashed cubic houses, all under an intense blue sky. On 17 July, with the summer season in full swing, Hublot opened a pop-up boutique located in Port Esportiu Eivissa Nova, opposite Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s fortified old town. To mark the opening of this store, a 50-piece limited edition was created, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza.
This new watch proudly bears the colors that sweep the island from the month of May until the first weeks of October: the majestic blue of its sky and the immaculate white of its houses. The 45 mm case is 13.05 mm thick and is made of navy blue ceramic, the same color is picked out in the faceted index markers, the minute counter, the hour and minute hands, the central second hand of the chronograph and the outer ring of the two counters which stand out on the matte white dial. The small seconds dial located at 3 o’clock and facing the minute counter at 9 o’clock sports the famous peace and love symbol. The date is discretely displayed at 6 o’clock.
At the heart of this Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza beats the HUB1143 caliber, a self-winding movement providing 42 hours of power reserve.
Price: 13,800 CHF www.hublot.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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