Classic Fusion Italia Independent: a name destined for this new special series. This coming-together of Hublot’s watchmaking expertise, the limitless creativity of Italia Independent through its founder Lapo Elkann, and the treasures of the renowned Italian tailor Rubinacci takes the fusion of classicism and innovation to a new level. This art of fusion began in Rubinacci’s archives, home to the finest collection of cloths. Searching through these 60,000 square metres of precious houndstooth, tweed, velvet and more, Hublot and Lapo Elkann uncovered a collection of tartans from the 1970s, which they have brought back to life by incorporating them into the Classic Fusion. Dials and straps are crafted from these precious wool cloths to dress this new range of chronographs with unmistakable Italian elegance.
Titanium, black ceramic or 18k King Gold, polished and satin finishes, 45 mm. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal with Italia Independent logo at 6 o'clock. Open back. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft).
Authentic Rubinacci "Houndstooth", "Prince of Wales" or "Tartan" suit cloth. Date window at 6 o'clock.
Mechanical automatic, HUB1143 calibre, 280 components, 59 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, 42-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date.
Authentic Rubinacci "Houndstooth", "Prince of Wales" or "Tartan" suit cloth on rubber with folding clasp.