It’s likely that you are unfamiliar with Hublot watches unless you’re merely a lover or collector of quality timepieces. The business is relatively new; it’s a Swiss company which was founded in 1980 by a Italian with a watch for both design and quality. Hublot watches immediately established themselves as a pioneer of well-made timepieces with both traditional and edgy, in-your-face layouts. It’s an intriguing combination that has allowed the company to set themselves apart from other, long-established Swiss watchmakers, a lot of whom have been in operation for more than a century. Currently possessed by the Louis Vuitton group, Hublot now offers more than 100 different versions with a wide array of designs, fabrics and movements, making them appealing to a large section of the populace that admires either precision or style.If you are going to compete with the big boys of Swiss watchmaking, like Rolex or Omega, you are likely to need to think big and give quality. Hublot watches provide that, and much more. Their versions are typically water resistant to 100 meters or more. They use rock-hard sapphire crystal, and Swiss-made mechanical, automatic and quartz movements. They offer a wide variety of rugged case materials, such as carbon fiber, ceramic, ceramic, titanium and stainless steel. All these are extra-durable timepieces which should last for decades with proper care.
Having debuted Berluti’s leather on the dial of the time-only Classic Fusion last year, Hublot watches to buy Replica is once again using the Parisian shoemaker’s signature material, this time on a chronograph.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti uses Berluti’s Venezia Scritto leather that’s laser-engraved with calligraphy for the dial and strap.
Two apertures have been cut into the leather of the dial to accommodate the chronograph registers, while the hour markers are embossed batons.
The 45mm case is available in either 18k King Gold or black ceramic, matched with brown or black leather respectively. The movement inside is the HUB1143, which is an ETA 2893.
Like the first Berluti edition, the chronograph is packaged in a large Berluti-leather covered box that also contains a shoe care set comprised of brushes, creams and a mitten.
Price and availability
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto King Gold is priced at SFr34,900 or S$52,200, while the Scritto All Black is SFr15,900 or S$23,800. Each version is limited to 250 pieces, and both will reach stores between the end of May and start of June 2017.