Classic Fusion Wild Customs

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Categories: Partnership, News & Events, Innovation
HUBLOT x WILD CUSTOMS x LAURENT PICCIOTTO. POWER TRIO
Ricardo Guadalupe and Laurent Picciotto at the Classic Fusion Wild Customs event
Live band at the Classic Fusion Wild Custom event
Classic Fusion Wild Custom Titanium on its box
Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze on a stone table
Case back of the Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze
Classic Fusion Wild Custom Titanium and Bronze on their boxes
Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze - Close-ups duo
Classic Fusion Wild Custom Titanium - Bottom view
Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze - Bottom view
1/9 | Ricardo Guadalupe and Laurent Picciotto at the Classic Fusion Wild Customs event
2/9 | Live band at the Classic Fusion Wild Custom event
3/9 | Classic Fusion Wild Custom Titanium on its box
4/9 | Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze on a stone table
5/9 | Case back of the Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze
6/9 | Classic Fusion Wild Custom Titanium and Bronze on their boxes
7/9 | Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze - Close-ups duo
8/9 | Classic Fusion Wild Custom Titanium - Bottom view
9/9 | Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze - Bottom view

Wild Customs. Hublot. Rock, guitars and watches – fused together by Laurent Picciotto. Their joint creation: the Classic Fusion Wild Customs. A watch that uses iconography to tell the story of rock'n'roll, and symbolises the revolution the independent guitar maker is about to unleash on the music world with the Gyrock – an innovative mechanism designed by Laurent Picciotto. In aged titanium or bronze, the Classic Fusion Wild Customs is the very embodiment of chutzpah and innovation. A love affair between watchmaking and music.

The Classic Fusion Wild Customs is available exclusively from the Hublot Boutique at 271 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris until the end of July:
https://www.chronopassion.com/brand-watch/2/hublot

Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze - Close-ups duo

Everybody knows Laurent and his passion for exquisite machines – watches, electric guitars, motorbikes... Ardent, original, innovative and surprising, he is a key player in the watchmaking world. Often the first to see the magic in off-the-wall projects, he is unique and different. It was with him that we opened the world's first Hublot boutique at 271, Rue Saint- Honoré 75001, Paris. By coincidence, Wild Customs and Hublot Saint-Honoré, of which he is the owner, both came into being in 2008. So when we were designing a watch for Hublot Paris Saint-Honoré, we were immediately taken with his idea to create a watch as Wild as his guitars.
Ricardo Guadalupe
CEO of HUBLOT

Hublot and Wild Customs – two adventures I have been following since they began, and that share the same depth of passion and rock'n'roll attitude. Their passions run parallel in many ways: expertise, mechanical brilliance, emotion and fearless innovation, time and time again.
Laurent Picciotto
FOUNDER OF CHRONOPASSION AND BOUTIQUE HUBLOT PARIS SAINT-HONORÉ, OWNER OF WILD CUSTOMS

Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze on a stone table

As the world's first Hublot boutique opened at 271, Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the City of Light was awakening to the sound of Wild Customs electric guitars – instruments conceived at the place where the boldest expressions of craftsmanship, jewellery making and industrial design come together. The point of fusion of these two worlds is Laurent Picciotto, a passionate, adventurous collector and lover of fine watches and electric guitars. His pioneering spirit awakened an affinity with Hublot from the moment the Big Bang was conceived, and also propelled him into the Wild Customs adventure, where his goal is to revolutionise the electric guitar industry.

Together, they have created the Classic Fusion Wild Customs, a watch that showcases the distinctive design and creative force that drives them. A wild, rock'n'roll spirit that inspires them to innovate ever further by designing brand new materials and revolutionary mechanisms. The Swiss watch brand has obtained several patents for its products: scratch-resistant Magic Gold, coloured ceramics and sapphire crystals and its Unico, Meca-10 and Tourbillon manufacture movements. Wild Customs will unveil the Gyrock, its patented mechanism designed to revolutionise the use of pickups on an electric guitar, in Nashville this July.

Case back of the Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze

ROCK'N'ROLL, INNOVATION AND THE AVANT GARDE

The body of its 45-mm case is cut from blackened bronze or aged titanium in tribute to the "relic" technique employed by luthiers. Engraved on the bezel, stylised skulls – a classic emblem of rock music – alternate with an Art Deco pattern that adorns the watch from case to dial. An homage to the avant-garde spirit and the industrialisation of the early twentieth century, inspired by the famous Empire State Building and its magnificent hall. Exuding the energy of rock music, the lightning seconds hand in surf green celebrates the pioneering spirit of the 1950s and 1960s – the golden age of the electric guitar – and its unrivalled creativity. The watch is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement. Featuring a strap in brown vintage leather or black leather stitched onto rubber, the Classic Fusion Wild Customs is available in a limited edition of 2x100 numbered pieces, accompanied by a plectrum in blackened bronze and aged titanium and an exclusive presentation case inspired by the two brands.
The Classic Fusion Wild Customs is available exclusively from the Hublot Boutique at 271 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris until the end of July, and from other partner boutiques from August.

https://www.chronopassion.com/brand-watch/2/hublot

Classic Fusion Wild Custom Bronze - Bottom view

CLASSIC FUSION WILD CUSTOMS

REFERENCE
Titanium : 511.NX.1110.VR.PIC19
Bronze : 511.BZ.1110.VR.PIC19
Limited to 100 pieces each

CASE
Engraved and black brushed Titanium or Bronze
Diameter: 45mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

CASE-BACK
Engraved and black brushed Titanium
Sapphire Crystal

BEZEL
Engraved and black brushed Titanium or Bronze

DIAL & HANDS
Engraved mat black
Polished Rhodium (Titanium) or 18K yellow Gold (Bronze) plated hands

MOVEMENT
HUB1100: Hublot Self-winding movement
Power reserve: 42 Hours

STRAP & BUCKLE
Brown or black vintage calf with brown or black stitching with black rubber
Black brushed stainless steel or Bronze and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

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