Hublot seems to have found a good fit with Berluti. The know-how of the two brands from the LVMH group has come together for a limited series combining superior watchmaking and luxury leather goods.

The art of fusion is not just a slogan, but a contemporary view of watchmaking that has been guiding Hublot for years. Always in search of a prestigious association of materials, the brand signed a partnership deal in 2016 with Berluti. The Parisian shoemakers adorn the feet of elegant men, particularly with shoes made from a kind of leather called Venezia with the Scritto pattern. Its highly unusual patina is combined with lettering inspired by 18th century calligraphy. The lettering can be seen on the straps of the two new limited editions, the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Berluti Scritto King Gold and the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Berluti Scritto All Black. The dial is also covered with the unique leather, where the indices and Hublot logo are embossed.

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The 45mm-wide case with its satin finish for the first watch is decorated with King Gold, an alloy created by Hublot and enriched with copper and platinum, while the second is dressed in polished black ceramics. The two models are available in 20 pieces and are powered by the same hand-wound movement providing a comfortable autonomy of five days. A power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock shows the level of energy available. The calibre HUB6016 also stands out through its tourbillon mechanism, visible on the dial through a large opening at 6 o’clock.

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The two Classic Fusion Tourbillon timepieces are presented in a gift box designed by Berluti together with a complete set of leather polishes for use on the strap as well as the shoes of the lucky collectors.

Price: 85,000 CHF (King Gold) – 75,000 CHF (All Black)

By Dan Diaconu

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