CLASSIC FUSION WILD CUSTOMS
This tattooed rebel spirit creation celebrates 10 years since the Swiss manufacturer opened its first boutique in the world in Paris. Switch on the guitars!
It is now almost 10 years since Hublot opened its first store at 271, Rue Saint-Honoré. This choice did not happen by chance. For some years, Laurent Picciotto was working just a stone’s throw away in his den, Chronopassion, as a distributor of quirky and charismatic watches. The manufacturer called on his energy to open its boutique. Then, it was only natural for Hublot to ask him to design a commemorative limited edition. Passionate about fine watchmaking and a talented musician, Laurent Picciotto is also known for his rock ‘n’ roll spirit and his passion for guitars. He loves this instrument so much that he has invested in the Wild Customs venture which brings together highly skilled luthiers. Their craft for personalization was sought for decorating the Classic Fusion Wild Customs.
As with a previous model, the Classic Fuente, the engraving is given pride of place. The timepiece mixes the Art Deco style of the Empire State Building with a rock ‘n’ roll spirit through the use of mini skulls. The second hand in the shape of a lightning bolt is also a glimpse into the electric universe that Laurent Picciotto holds dear to his heart. Its color is a nod to the characteristic surfgreen of the legendary Stratocasters.
The limited edition is available in two materials, one in black brushed titanium, and the other in bronze. The 45 mm case of both versions houses a self-winding movement (with a power reserve of 42 hours).
Price: EUR 14,400 (titanium) – EUR 16,500 (bronze) www.hublot.com
By Dan Diaconu
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