For Baselworld, Hublot presents something new for the brand: an extra-thin Classic Fusiuon skeleton watch. The 45mm watch is equipped with a new movement just 2.9mm thick, developed by Hublot. It comes in a fully skeleton-worked version that puts the escapement and balance wheel on display. The dial side features small seconds at 7 o’clock. UPDATED: U.S. prices added.
In a nod to the brand’s history, the hands match those of the very first Hublot watches. With a 90-hour power reserve and 50-meter water resistance, this piece is available in two versions, one in titanium, limited to 1000 pieces, and the other in 18k King Gold with 500 pieces.
The retail prices are $16,400 for the titanium model and $33,700 for the gold version. Additional technical information appears below the images, which may be enlarged with a click.
References: 515.NX.0170.LR – Titanium, 1000-piece limited series; 515.OX.0180.LR – 18K King Gold, 500-piece limited series
Case: “Classic Fusion” – Diameter 45 mm
Titanium or 18K King Gold, polished and satin-finished
Bezel Titanium or 18K King Gold, with vertical satin finish
6 H-shaped countersunk, polished & locked titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Crown: Polished titanium or 18K King Gold, with Hublot logo
Case-back: Satin-finished titanium or satin-finished 18K King Gold with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM, i.e. approx 50 metres
Dial: Sapphire with silvered or red gold Hublot logo transfer
Anti-reflective coating on topside/underside
Polished & rhodium-plated or red gold-plated indexes
Hands: Polished & rhodium-plated or red gold-plated
Movement: HUB1300 hand-wound skeleton
Small seconds at 7 o’clock
Thickness: 2.90 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 90 hours
Strap: Black alligator stitched onto black rubber
Clasp: Deployant buckle in black PVD steel or 18K red gold