HUBLOT AND AHMED SEDDIQI & SONS LAUNCH THE HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION SPECIAL EDITION BRONZE ANTICLOCKWISE
The fusion of a timeless material and a non-traditional mechanism
Building on their successful, shared “Vision” of being different and unique, Hublot and UAE partners Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons launched an all-new timepiece on November 22: the Classic Fusion Special Edition Bronze Anticlockwise. This is Hublot’s first-ever watch made fully from bronze, with a grey dial, and featuring an anticlockwise movement, another first for the watchmaking brand.
David Tedeschi, Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean and Middle East & Africa, and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Chief Commercial Officer Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi presented the piece to press and collectors during Dubai Watch Week 2019.
“As modern-day alchemists, we always strive to find original ways of connecting the past to the future. For that, we looked into turning back time with our completely new anticlockwise movement, which we housed in a case made from bronze, one of the first-ever alloys to be used by man. We are excited to launch this exclusive watch with our partners Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons who share our passion for innovation and our different approach to time.” -David Tedeschi, Regional Director for Hublot Latin America & Caribbean and Middle East & Africa\
“We are honored to introduce with Hublot today at Dubai Watch Week this unique timepiece that will definitely catch the attention of those who want to spend time on their own terms. This is a keepsake that will travel from generation to generation, allowing collectors to connect with time in an unconventional way.” -Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Chief Commercial Officer
Designed and produced at the Hublot Manufacture in Switzerland, the Classic Fusion Special Edition Bronze Anticlockwise turns back time with its 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 O’clock Indian numbers indexes positioned backwards on the dial, and its hands turning counter-clockwise. The self-winding anticlockwise movement inspires the wearer to take a step back in time and admire the UAE’s impressive path that lead it to its current greatness.
Hublot cut its Classic Fusion case out of bronze, a material created over 10,000 years ago through a fusion of copper and other metals such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc. The alloy has the advantages of non-magnetism, resistance to corrosion and a distinctive appearance through its unmistakable hue. As bronze is covered with a natural patina that protects it and lends it an unparalleled finish, it gives this special edition a beautiful color that contrasts with the grey dial which positions its 3N gold-plated appliques in an unusual direction.
An homage to the avant-garde spirit of Hublot, the highly anticipated watch with its grey calf and gold stitched strap is limited to 100 pieces, a collector’s edition that defies the test of time and tradition.
Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovative concept, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.
The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.
Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”, the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratch-resistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).
HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events and brands of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions LeagueTM, UEFA EUROTM and Ferrari) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé).
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CLASSIC FUSION 45MM SPECIAL EDITION “BRONZE ANTICLOCKWISE”
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION
Crown: Brushed bronze* with
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
Engraved and black brushed
Titanium with “SPECIAL
EDITION” + “N°XXX/100”
Sapphire glass with antireflective treatment
Black composite resin
Screws «H»: Polished titanium
DIAL & HANDS
Grey sunray satin-finished
Microblasted 3N gold plated
Hands: Microblasted 3N gold plated
Type: Self-winding movement
Diameter: 33.5 mm (15’’’)
Thickness: 4.25 mm
No of Components: 63
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
STRAP & BUCKLE
Black rubber and grey calf and
Black PVD stainless steel
deployant buckle clasp with
brushed bronze* insert
*Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc) and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon. These additions produce a range of alloys that may be harder than copper alone, or have other useful properties, such as stiffness, ductility, or machinability. The archeological period where bronze was the hardest metal in widespread use is known as the Bronze Age. The discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible.