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The watch was launched at a star-studded event held at The Gherkin. The event was hosted by Omar Choudhary, Hublot Brand Director UK, and attended by Hublot Friend of the Brand Chris Froggatt. Hublot also welcomed football coach and former professional football player Patrice Evra. Guests enjoyed a set by DJ Matt and mingled over canapés and cocktails.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is a statement piece, designed to capture something of London’s fast-paced, high-achieving spirit. Its polished and satin-finished black ceramic bezel and micro-blasted, sunray-finished racing grey dial are engraved with a Union Jack motif, a patriotic touch that radiates both classic British understatement and the capital’s cool confidence. The watch’s 10 signature ‘H’ screws set into the bezel and case are cast in contrasting polished titanium.
The 45mm black ceramic case houses Hublot’s MHUB1112 automatic movement, which provides the watch with time and date functions and a 42-hour power reserve. A flash of red at the tip of the central seconds hand gives the watch’s monochromatic palette a sporty twist. The sapphire crystal case back is decorated with ‘Hublot Loves London’. The finishing touch is a black rubber strap with a velvet touch representing a playful City of London tartan theme (as listed on The Scottish Register of Tartans), and is water-resistant to 50 meters.
‘‘The Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is the product of Hublot’s passion for this ever-evolving world city,’ said Mr Choudhary. ‘It’s a symbol of the special relationship between us and the values of quality, excellence and style Hublot and London share. Our loyal local clients have been asking for a watch that brings the invention and creativity of Hublot’s fusion watchmaking philosophy to bear on a London-themed piece, and we know both they and our international visitors who love coming here will enjoy the spirit behind it, too. Hublot loves London!’
The watch is limited to 50 pieces, each engraved with the limited edition number, and will only be available from Hublot’s New Bond Street and Harrods boutiques.
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