THE HALLMARK OF EXCELLENCE: A HUBLOT CASE BEARING BERLUTI’S “SCRITTO” SCRIPT

THE HALLMARK OF EXCELLENCE: A HUBLOT CASE BEARING BERLUTI’S “SCRITTO” SCRIPT

Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti

 

 

Since 2016, the partnership between these two luxury houses has been one of perfect harmony, marked by their technical prowess and a creativity that knows no bounds. For this fourth opus, Berluti and Hublot have taken the Art of Fusion even further: the case features both the “Scritto” text and the patinated leather palette – iconic signatures of the luxury shoe brand. This model is available in titanium or bronze, paired with a Venezia Cold Brown or Cold Gold leather strap. This series will be exclusively available in Japan (Isetan, Hublot stores in Ginza, Osaka and Kyoto) and in the New York Hublot boutique from 19 June to 20 July 2019, and worldwide the next day.

 

In Olga Berluti’s eyes, there is nothing more beautiful than a leather shoe darkened with age. This alone has a soul, she says. This has led her to develop an incredible colour palette – a spectrum from light to dark – which makes these shoes unique, just like their owner. Transferring this to the world of watchmaking was a challenge we relished. It was an exciting exercise to transpose the patina and the “Scritto” – two hallmark signs of Berluti’s expertise – onto our cases.
Ricardo Guadalupe
CEO of HUBLOT

 

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. A way of revealing the bond of expertise which unites these luxury ateliers.

 

 

These two elegant hybrid 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.

 

HUBLOT

 

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 an Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions League, UEFA EUROTM and Ferrari) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé).

 

Discover the HUBLOT universe at our network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, and at HUBLOT.com

 

CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH BERLUTI

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

REFERENCE 

Cold Brown (Titanium) :
521.NX.05IB.VR.BER19
Cold Gold (Bronze) :
521.BZ.05IG.VR.BER19
Limited to 200 pieces each

 

CASE

Engraved and black brushed
Titanium or Bronze
Diameter: 45mm
Thickness: 13.40mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

 

CASE-BACK

Black brushed and engraved
Titanium engraved
Sapphire Crystal

 

BEZEL

Black brushed and engraved
Titanium or Bronze
6 H-shaped Titanium Screws

 

DIAL & HANDS   

Genuine “Cold Brown” or “Cold
Gold” Berluti patinated Venezia
leather decor with embossed
indexes, Hublot logo, “Automatic”
and “Swiss Made” indication.

 

MOVEMENT

HUB1143: Hublot
Self-winding chronograph
movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
No. of Components: 280
Jewels: 59

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

Genuine “Cold Brown” or “Cold
Gold” patinated Venezia leather
with black rubber
Stainless steel deployant
buckle clasp

 

PRICE (On 30th April 2019)

Cold Brown :
17’900 CHF
18’600 EUR
18’800 USD
15’600 GBP
Cold Gold :
19’900 CHF
20’700 EUR
29’900 USD
17’300 GBP