FUNKE OSAE-BROWN, reporting from the Baselworld, Switzerland
At the ongoing Baselworld, Hublot partners Ferrari to create Classic Fusion Ferrari GT which means lovers of Ferrari can wear a mini Ferrari on their wrist. It is a good way for lovers of both brands who are looking for a watch to match their car to get the best of both worlds.
And so, Hublot is celebrating its long-running partnership with Ferrari with a bold piece that draws inspiration from the “Grand Turismo” universe.
The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT features a brand new, innovative design which houses a new UNICO manufacture movement.
Grand Turismo (GT) is all about driving over long distances at high speed in comfort and with style, a spirit that Hublot has tried to capture in the watch.
With this new piece, it is the first time, Hublot and Ferrari have, combined their sense of aesthetic creativity and mechanical innovation in a Classic Fusion. This is visible in the beautifully sculpted watch case.
In another first, Hublot has integrated its UNICO manufacture movement into a 45mm diameter Classic Fusion case. It measures just 6.75mm thick but has a long three-day power reserve. The dial is transparent and features the famous Prancing Horse at 12 o’clock.
The details have subjected to meticulous finishing touches, like the red thread around the sapphire crystal, and torx-style chronograph pushers.
The straps of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT have been carefully designed in black rubber and dressed with Schedoni leather, like the seats of historic Maranello race cars.
The new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is available in three different cases: Titanium comes in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces, King Gold is in a limited edition of 500 pieces; and 3D Carbon comes in a limited edition of 500 pieces.