THE HALLMARK OF EXCELLENCE: A HUBLOT CASE BEARING BERLUTI'S “SCRITTO” SCRIPT

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Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti
Ricardo Guadalupe and Marc Nicolosi at the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Launch
Ricardo Guadalupe and Marc Nicolosi with leather tools and Close-up on a Berluti shoe + watch
Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Event in New York
Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium and Bronze on Berluti leather
Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Bronze on it box
Duo of Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto on leather and on box
Boxes of the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium + Bronze
Case close-ups on the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium and Bronze
Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Bronze - Bottom view
Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium - Bottom view
1/10 | Ricardo Guadalupe and Marc Nicolosi at the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Launch
2/10 | Ricardo Guadalupe and Marc Nicolosi with leather tools and Close-up on a Berluti shoe + watch
3/10 | Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Event in New York
4/10 | Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium and Bronze on Berluti leather
5/10 | Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Bronze on it box
6/10 | Duo of Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto on leather and on box
7/10 | Boxes of the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium + Bronze
8/10 | Case close-ups on the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium and Bronze
9/10 | Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Bronze - Bottom view
10/10 | Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium - Bottom view

Since 2016, the partnership between these two luxury houses has been one of perfect harmony, marked by their technical prowess and a creativity that knows no bounds. For this fourth opus, Berluti and Hublot have taken the Art of Fusion even further: the case features both the “Scritto” text and the patinated leather palette – iconic signatures of the luxury shoe brand. This model is available in titanium or bronze, paired with a Venezia Cold Brown or Cold Gold leather strap. This series will be exclusively available in Japan (Isetan, Hublot stores in Ginza, Osaka and Kyoto) and in the New York Hublot boutique from 19 June to 20 July 2019, and worldwide the next day.

Case close-ups on the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Titanium and Bronze

In Olga Berluti's eyes, there is nothing more beautiful than a leather shoe darkened with age. This alone has a soul, she says. This has led her to develop an incredible colour palette – a spectrum from light to dark – which makes these shoes unique, just like their owner. Transferring this to the world of watchmaking was a challenge we relished. It was an exciting exercise to transpose the patina and the “Scritto” – two hallmark signs of Berluti's expertise – onto our cases.
Ricardo Guadalupe
CEO of HUBLOT

Olga Berluti expertly developed this carefully studied process of applying essential oils and pigments which give the shoes their unique character, in order to defy time and the rules of colour. The “Scritto” – also one of the hallmarks of the luxury shoe brand – refers to an eighteenth-century French letter which Olga Berluti bought at auction. Handwritten lines of text make their mark in this iconic collection, the expression of a labour of love crafted by hand. Encapsulating the Venezia leather – a natural material – in a water-resistant case was a feat in itself. Having done so, the next challenge for Hublot was clear: to find a way to transpose these traditions to the metal – a material with entirely different physical attributes – and imbue the cases with the “soul” of Berluti. A way of revealing the bond of expertise which unites these luxury ateliers.

Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Bronze on it box

These two elegant hybrid timepieces are powered by the HUB1143 automatic chronograph movement and, from the strap to the dial, they showcase an infinite array of autumnal colours in all their contrasting shades. These timepieces are presented in a bespoke box containing a complete Berluti leather care set. Each version will be available in a limited edition of 200 pieces.

The watches will be unveiled at a special event in New York on the evening of 30th April 2019.

Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Bronze - Bottom view

CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH BERLUTI

REFERENCE
Cold Brown (Titanium) : 521.NX.05IB.VR.BER19
Cold Gold (Bronze) : 521.BZ.05IG.VR.BER19
Limited to 200 pieces each

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

CASE-BACK
Black brushed and engraved Titanium engraved
Sapphire Crystal

BEZEL
Black brushed and engraved Titanium or Bronze
6 H-shaped Titanium Screws

DIAL & HANDS
Genuine “Cold Brown” or “Cold Gold” Berluti patinated Venezia leather decor with embossed indexes, Hublot logo, “Automatic” and “Swiss Made” indication.

MOVEMENT
HUB1143: Hublot
Self-winding chronograph movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours

STRAP & BUCKLE
Genuine “Cold Brown” or “Cold Gold” patinated Venezia leather with black rubber
Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp