Some time ago, Hublot established its largest flagship in the U.S. on Fifth Avenue right in the heart of New York City. Since then, the manufacturer has not only become an unwavering beacon in the city, but also sees itself influenced by the metropolis. This is expressed in the latest Special Edition, the Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle New York. The city that never sleeps did not simply inspire this creation – with this wristwatch, Hublot is paying tribute to New York City.
Concrete as an industrious material is noteworthy for its strength and endurance. As a city built on these foundations, New York is not just a place but a symbol of vigor and resilience. Hublot draws inspiration from the bustling streets, their exuberant spirit, brilliant energy and limitless opportunities, moved by the city’s perpetual ability to endure, evolve and overcome. Drawing on these elements, the Swiss watchmaker has created an avant-garde tribute to New York’s bedrock of strength.
The Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle New York presents the city’s sophisticated poise and everlasting elegance without ignoring its raw elements. Developed in an even more robust material, the Classic Fusion is reinforced in a fine concrete with minute detailing that evoke the city’s edges and structure.
The concrete material is composed of 65-75% fine cement, 25-30% epoxy resin replacing water in standard concrete, and 5-10% fiberglass replacing steel to reinforce the concrete. But that’s not all: The epoxy resin has been upgraded with an anti-UV additive to prevent color change over time and an anti-graffiti treatment has been applied on the finished components to prevent the concrete from becoming impregnated with other contaminants like dirt.
The 45-mm-case is water-resistant up to 5 atm.
Muted grey tones juxtaposed against a black strap are quintessential New York with its ability to be simultaneously monochromatic and effervescent, uniform and unconventional. The two subdials are also grey and present the running seconds at 3 o’clock and the chronograph minutes at 9 o’clock. The small date window at the 6 o’clock position blends seamlessly into the design of the dial.
The concrete encases the HUB1143 Manufacture self-winding chronograph movement. This calibre offers a power reserve of 42 hours and a high precision and reliability thanks to its frequency of 4 Hz.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle New York is a limited edition of 50 pieces.