Monday, July 6, 2015

Hublot and Only Watch

This is what Hublot will be offering up for the Only Watch auction this year -

Courtesy of Hublot
This is the Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto.  As is my policy regarding press releases for Only Watch, seeing as the brands are generous to participate I will let them tell the story in their own words.

Here are the details, straight from Nyon -

For ONLY WATCH 2015,
One unique watch, one unique work

Treat yourself to the Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto!

A supporter of the Only Watch charity event, organised by the “Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies” (Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy) since 2005, Hublot is unveiling a Classic Fusion created in partnership with Brazilian artist Romero Britto.
This timepiece, created for the 6th edition of the Only Watch auction, stands apart from the other models as it is being auctioned along with the canvas that inspired it. A first!

This is a watch that embodies the full innovative capacity of the Hublot Manufacture by fusing art and crafts. The Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto combines the traditional art of enamelling with the contemporary pop art and cubism of Brazilian artist Romero Britto.
On the dial, the master dial-maker, guided by the vibrantly coloured work of art by Britto, reproduces the lines of the design at the correct scale. Then, the white gold dial is struck to prepare it for the champlevé enamelling. Finally, the enameller applies thin layers of the powder enamel to the piece, adding the 6 opaque colours from the 250 shades in his palette one by one. The paint is fixed to the dial through successive firings at a temperature of approx. 800°C. Britto's iconic designs are brought out perfectly by the meticulously applied champlevé enamel. In creating this dial, the real challenge was to transcribe in miniature all the harmony and energy of Britto's work.

The end result is this unique piece, which finely demonstrates the principle of fusion between tradition and modernity, between craftsmanship and 21st Century innovation.

From 23rd September, the Only Watch 2015 travelling exhibition of watches will complete a world tour before the auction in Geneva on Saturday 7th November. All of the money raised will be donated to fund medical research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a debilitating neuromuscular disease. 

515.CS.0910.LR.OWM15 – One-off piece
"Classic Fusion" - Diameter 45 mm - Polished black ceramic
Polished black ceramic
6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished and locked


Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment

Bezel Lug 

Black composite resin


Polished black ceramic with HUBLOT logo


Polished black ceramic with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflective coating and decal Britto signature

Water resistance 

5 ATM, i.e. approx. 50 metres


18K white gold decorated with "Champlevé Grand Feu" enamel with special "Only Watch" Britto Design, black coated hands


HUB1302 hand-wound mechanical movement
Small seconds at 7 o'clock


2.90 mm


123 (Jewels: 21)

Power reserve 

Approximately 90 hours


Red alligator strap stitched onto black rubber, white stitching.


Black PVD steel deployant buckle 

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