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Leather meets metal in the Hublot Classic Fusion...
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Leather meets metal in the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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For their fourth watch together, Italian luxury shoemaker Berluti joins Hublot to present a chronograph with Scritto script on the case. Titanium or bronze echo the patina of Berluti leather.

Olga Berluti expertly developed this carefully studied process of applying essential oils and pigments which give the shoes their unique character, in order to defy time and the rules of colour. The “Scritto” – also one of the hallmarks of the luxury shoe brand – refers to an eighteenth-century French letter which Olga Berluti bought at auction. Handwritten lines of text make their mark in this iconic collection, the expression of a labour of love crafted by hand. Encapsulating the Venezia leather – a natural material – in a water-resistant case was a feat in itself. Having done so, the next challenge for Hublot was clear: to find a way to transpose these traditions to the metal – a material with entirely different physical attributes – and imbue the cases with the “soul” of Berluti.

Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Cold Gold © Hublot
Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Cold Gold © Hublot

These two elegant timepieces are powered by the HUB1143 automatic chronograph movement and, from the strap to the dial, they showcase an infinite array of autumnal colours in all their contrasting shades. These timepieces are presented in a bespoke box containing a complete Berluti leather care set. Each version will be available in a limited edition of 200 pieces.

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