Hublot presents the new Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent
Given the success of previous editions, Hublot and Italia Independent continue their partnership and launch three new watches.
"The more time passes - said Lapo Elkann - and the more I feel inspired by the collaboration with Hublot, the synergies between us are evident and allow us to push ourselves beyond the boundaries of innovation and creativity with each new collection. they are no exception: as soon as you see them, you perceive the elegance and the technical perfection that they emanate, while maintaining a bizarre touch of je ne sais quoi. "
Lapo Elkann elected the most elegant man on the planet by Vogue America and best dressed man for Vanity Fair Spain has a strong sense of style and elegance and unbridled creativity. These qualities have allowed him to create two innovative brands such as Italia Independent Group and Garage Italia. Italia Independent, the prêt-à-porter brand and luxury accessories began its collaboration with Hublot in 2014.
"This new collaboration between Hublot and Lapo Elkann - said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot - and its Italia Independent brand is a marvelous example of our concept of fusion art, it unites two creative spirits, both intent on leaving the beaten tracks to shoulders, and to continue their search to use new materials. "
From this partnership four collections of hand-crafted high-tech watches were born, with a casual look and a passe-partout style that never goes unnoticed.
The new Hublot Classic Fusion Italia Independent received a sporty touch with the addition of a chronograph movement in three different limited editions. In all three timepieces, the materials are avant-garde, the result of a long research conducted by Hublot and are combined with the elegance of the fabrics that Lapo Elkann chose from the archives of the legendary Italian tailor Rubinacci.
For three generations - Gennaro, the founder, Mariano, the current owner of the Neapolitan house and Luca the nephew at the head of the Milan boutique - the Rubinacci tailoring is a real institution of good taste and masculine elegance. In its archives, the Rubinacci family owns tens of thousands of square meters of ancient fabrics: tartan, tweed, houndstooth and various velvets that Hublot and Lapo Elkann have chosen and used in the dial and strap of these new Classic Fusion chronographs.
The Italia Independent Chronograph Classic "Blue Houndstooth" (Ref 521.NX.2710.NR.ITI18) features a blue pied-de-poule motif on the strap and dial. The color is accentuated by a polished titanium case. The 45 mm case mounts the HUB1143 caliber, automatic chronograph movement with 42-hour power reserve. Water resistant up to 5 ATM (50 m) will be produced in only 100 specimens.
The Classic Independent Chronograph Italia Independent "Pinstripe" (Ref 521.CM.2707.NR.ITI18) is enhanced by the elegance of a pinstriped fabric. The 45 mm case mounts the HUB1143 caliber, automatic chronograph movement with 42-hour power reserve. Water resistant up to 5 ATM (50 m) will also be produced in only 100 specimens.
The Italian Independent Chronograph "Prince of Wales check" (Ref 521.OX.2709.NR.ITI18) made in Prince of Wales, a tessutp characterized by an effect of the alternation of small and large quadrangular windows. In shades of brown it is combined with King Gold: a noble material obtained by adding 5% platinum to 18 carat gold. Water resistant up to 5 ATM (50 m) will also be produced in only 50 specimens.
All three timepieces have a sapphire crystal on the case back allowing viewing of the HUB1143 caliber mechanism.
Each Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Italia Independent watch will be delivered in a case containing a pair of Italia Independent sunglasses designed to match the watch.
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