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Hublot’s Concrete Jungle is a tribute to New York
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Hublot’s Concrete Jungle is a tribute to New York

Tuesday, 12 January 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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The Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle is a tribute to New York City, where the brand recently opened a Fifth Avenue flagship, its biggest store in the US.

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. The Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle New York presents the city’s 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. Muted grey tones juxtaposed against a black strap are quintessential New York with its ability to be simultaneously monochromatic and effervescent, uniform and unconventional.

Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle © Hublot
Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle © Hublot

The 2nd iteration of Hublot’s Concrete Jungle is fortified with a more durable concrete material, staying true to the brand’s Art of Fusion principle to promote groundbreaking innovation. 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. Hublot’s Nyon design team upgraded the epoxy resin with an anti-UV additive to prevent color change over time and applied an anti-graffiti treatment on the finished components to prevent the concrete from becoming impregnated with other contaminants like dirt. The case and dial formed with this enhanced concrete will prove to withstand the test of time, underlining the importance of meticulous craftsmanship in creating enduring pieces.

Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle © Hublot
Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle © Hublot

The concrete encases the HUB1143 Manufacture self-winding chronograph movement with a water resistance of 50 meters and power reserve of 42 hours. Outfitted with black ceramic pushers and crown, and an all-black textile strap with black stitching, the contrast highlights the fine details on the concrete dial. Limited to 50 pieces, the Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle New York will initially be available exclusively at Hublot’s Fifth Avenue flagship boutique and on Hublot.com before becoming available in Hublot boutiques nationwide.

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