New 2020 watch release Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’
The new 2020 watch release Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is the homage to the ongoing relationship that the city of London and the brand share. The watch is marked by a stealth, monochromatic palette that’s very understated classy in appeal.
The watch was launched at a dedicated party in London on March 10th this year.
‘‘The Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is the product of Hublot’s passion for this ever-evolving world city… It’s a symbol of the special relationship between us and the values of quality, excellence and style Hublot and London share. Our loyal local clients have been asking for a watch that brings the invention and creativity of Hublot’s fusion watchmaking philosophy to bear on a London-themed piece, and we know both they and our international visitors who love coming here will enjoy the spirit behind it, too. Hublot loves London!”Omar Choudhary, Hublot Brand Director UK
Features of the Reference 511.CM.7070.RX.BHL20
The heart used — MHUB1112 — is an automatic self-winding movement beating at the frequency of 4Hz (28’800 A/h).
The movement is encased inside a 45mm diameter and 10.95mm thick polished and satin-finished black ceramic case. It comprises of 21 jewels, only 63 components and boasts of an okay 42 hours power reserve.
Hublot watches are known for their bezels, and this is no exception. The satin-finished black ceramic bezel is engraved with the “Union Flag” that spills over from the dial design and really integrates the watch look as a whole.
The watch face shows the traditional functions of hours, minutes and seconds, and features a date window at 3’o clock. It is a sun-ray finished racing grey dial and is engraved with the “Union Flag” and features micro-blasted silver decals.
Besides the cool engravings factor, the dial face also has a flash of red at the tip of the central seconds hand that gives the watch’s monochromatic palette a sporty twist.
1. The case-back is not only engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” & “XX/50”, but also the sapphire crystal case back is decorated with ‘Hublot Loves London’ text.
2. The watch is water resistant to 50m (5ATM).
3. To complete this stealth yet classy look, the watch comes on a black rubber with black tartan strap featuring a black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp. The finishing of this strap is like velvet, which the brand feels represents a playful City of London tartan theme (as listed on The Scottish Register of Tartans).
Watch Ya Gonna Do About It?
The new 2020 watch release Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is a sexy looking watch option for those willing to literally wear their love for London on their sleeves.
The watch is not really a daily wearable watch size and it will not fit comfortably under the cuff, but this shouldn’t deter fans from pursuing it given its high-end look and the fact that it is a Hublot watch.
After all, it’s a monochromatic and stealth statement piece and represents the love for a major city of the world.
The most striking feature of this watch is the dial and bezel combination.
Hublot has come up with a dial that is clean, uncluttered and understated.
With the light playing magic on the micro-blasted, sun-ray-finished racing grey dial, the watch is worth adding to any collection.
The engraving of the Union Jack motif on the dial, combined with the watch’s 6 signature ‘H’ screws — set into the bezel that are cast in contrasting polished titanium and stand out to form an identity of their own — is something of a charm that any wrist would love to adorn.
If you can pull off oversized watches and can spare 9’500 GBP, this one is a keeper.
For more information on this and other Hublot watches, head to the Hublot website here.