Hublot and Berluti work as modern day alchemists to create a watch with character and soul. In celebration of the Parisian shoemaker’s 120th birthday in 2015, it adorned an array of straps and dials for The Classic Fusion model. The artful combination of the watch, and the shoes exemplified elegance, defining the spirit of the classic gentleman.
“After dressing the Berluti man from head to toe, we collaborated with Hublot to create the perfect watch to complete the silhouette,” said Antoine Arnault, Berluti CEO. One of the major difficulties in creating this exclusive watch was the dial. “Using a living material in a sealed case is very complicated, finding the perfect balance between the nuances of the dial and the strap is also a challenge,” said Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO.
The straps of the 250 model limited edition Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto are expertly carved from Venezia Scritto calf leather with writing inspired by 18th century calligraphy. The bold artist Olga Berluti, was enthused to present a homage to this calligraphy engraved in leather. The tobacco bis hued leather that also gilds the dial, strikes the perfect poise with the warm nuances of Hublot’s King Gold.
Classic Fusion Berluti All Black: In its eminent monochrome, jet-black style, this new collector’s edition has a nero grigio Venezia handmade strap inspired by the art of scarification, marked with the signature “Gaspard” incision of the Berluti House. The 45 mm black ceramic case contains a HUB1100 mechanical self-winding movement with a nero grigio leather dial signed by Berluti. This model has been issued sparsely, in a limited edition of 500.
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Berluti dates back to Paris in 1895 and has been built by four generations of shoemakers. In 2005, fine leather goods were introduced and, in 2011, a complete clothing collection as well as a bespoke service available in Paris in its rue de Sèvres store. Berluti has more than 40 stores in all the major cities since 2013.
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