The Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph East Coast Bronze also comes with 2 straps, one in black rubber and brown calf leather broadly embossed with geometric patterns, and the other in black rubber and brown alligator leather with an embossed Hublot emblem but no other detailing. The circumstance is water-resistant to 5 bar (approximately 50m), which is fine for the occasional immersion but not suitable for swimming with. The caseback is made of micro-blasted black ceramic to prevent the bronze coming into contact with the wearer’s skin, and decorated with Eaton’s artwork of this Wall Street themed bull theme. Powering this watch is your HUB1143 motion, which will be a Hublot-branded ETA 2892-A2 using a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module. The vivid use of blues and reds to the artwork on each caseback indicates a common legacy of eye-catching street art from both Hush and Tristan Eaton, but there the similarities end. The Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph East Coast Bronze is by far the traditionally-styled of the two, offering greater legibility a cleaner dial, and a rich gold tone that does a good job of catching the “Fortune” design goal. For those with a keener interest in the movement, the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang West Coast Ceramic Black and White brings the excellent El Primero high-beat caliber to the table, along with a more avant-garde design approach.
Hublot has just announced its collaboration with Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, to create two watches for the Shawn Carter Collection.
The result of the partnership between the entertainment entrepreneur and hublot watches quartz Replica are the Shawn Carter by Hublot timepieces. Simple and almost formal, both use the same 45 mm Classic Fusion case. Though large, the Jay-Z watches have the simplistic but slim and skeletonised 2.9 mm Classico hand-wind movement inside. Resembling a cross between a Maltese cross and a maple leaf, the Shawn Carter Collection logo, is open-worked, forming the only decoration on the dial.
Unusually, besides the usual black ceramic, the Shawn Carter by Hublot is also available in 3N yellow gold, a striking departure from fashionable rose gold. In fact, this is the first time Hublot is using this alloy in a watch and if Hublot is on to it, yellow gold is surely back in vogue. Priced at US$17,900, the black ceramic watch is limited to 250 pieces. And the yellow gold is limited to 100 with a price of US$33,900.
These watches will be available at Barneys New York, as part of Jay-Z’s winter holiday collaboration with the store, as well as Hublot boutiques. A quarter of all sales from the Barneys project will go to Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, which caters to less fortunate post-secondary students. – SJX