This marks the start of a brand new collaboration with no shortage of projects for the future, and the first of a three-part concept entitled “Sky, Earth, Sea”. Enthusiasts will recognise the idiosyncratic style of Lapo Elkann and the innovative approach of the Haute Horlogerie brand, fused within a diameter of 45mm. This collector’s timepiece will be available from May 2019 in a limited edition of just 100 pieces. “The conquest of the infinite Sky, Earth and Sea… the ultimate adventurer’s dream is brought to life in Lapo Elkann’s workshop, says Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot. Perfectly interpreting Garage Italia’s codes to make them our own is a principle that underpins all of our developments, and none more so than this one. The bezel in sky blue ceramic is an exclusive marker of this approach.”
What challenge could be more inspiring for these pioneers of style and performance than conceptualising the immensity of the sky, the earth and the sea? Hublot and the Italian design team have completely revamped the chronograph movement, adorning it with the signature symbols of the Milanese brand. Encircled by the first ever bezel in sky blue ceramic, the dial wraps the Italian logo in undulating shades of azure that recall the deep waters of far-flung archipelagos. The ceramic case, decked out entirely in Garage Italia blue, complements the full rubber strap finely patterned with imaginary ocean waves.