BY DHANANJAY PATHAK

Hublot has been associated with the Ferrari brand for a while now and the two have worked together to create a number of cool looking sports watches. For Baselworld 2019 the brands have collaborated once again and have come up with yet another motorsport-inspired watch, the Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT.

Inspired by the aerodynamic body of a Ferrari Grand tourer the case on this new watch has a distinctive design with some nice flowing curves. Coming in at a diameter of 45mm the case is definitely on the larger side but the downward curving integrated lugs should make it hug the wrist well. On top of the case is a sloped bezel which is held in place with H shaped screws which gives the watch a bold and rugged appeal. The side of the case is influenced by the back of a sports car and encompasses the chronograph pushers as well as the crown. There is sapphire crystal on both the front and the rear, and the case is water resistant to 100 meters.

The face of the watch like many other Hublot’s in the past is made out of sapphire which gives it a high level of transparency exposing the complex yet beautiful details of its mechanical underpinnings. The hour markers have been applied and are a combination of lume filled Arabic numerals and black skeletonized wedges. The minutes have been presented in the form of a sloped chapter ring and combined along with the hours, time can be read using the broad semi skeletonized handset which has also been filled with luminous paint for good low light readability.  There are two sub-registers at 3 and 9 which can be utilized to measure the running seconds and the elapsed hours respectively. Another racing inspired detail is the use of the color red which can be seen on the chronograph seconds hand, the running second’s hand as well as the chronograph pusher at 2.

Powering this watch is Hublot’s HUB1280 in-house caliber which is an automatic column wheel based chronograph movement. It is protected by four patents, operates at a frequency of 4Hz and offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The movement has not been extensively decorated and bears an industrial look, and can be viewed through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back.

The Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT would be available in three different variants with different case materials; Microblasted 18kt gold case for CHF 36,900, Titanium case for CHF 20,900 and 3D carbon case for CHF 25,900.

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