Born in 2011, the long-term collaboration between Hublot and Ferrari is one of a kind. From the Big Bang Ferrari to the MP-05 LaFerrari or the Techframe, the race for innovation encapsulates the unstoppable creative impetus that drives the Ferrari Design Centre and the Hublot team. From the start of their union, Hublot and Ferrari had, above all, been involved in the worlds of racing and Formula 1 with the Big Bang Ferrari editions. From 2017, with the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph which celebrated the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, Hublot and Ferrari joined the universe of GT and this year they are going even further in this world with the new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT.
Driving over long distances at high speed in comfort and with style. This is how to summarise the Gran Turismo spirit. As an homage to this cars, Hublot and Ferrari have decided this year, and for the first time to combine their sense of creativity and innovation in a Classic Fusion, a watchmaking chassis in line with the stylistic codes of the GT universe. Another first: the UNICO manufacture movement has been integrated into a 45mm diameter Classic Fusion case. This is the second of Hublot’s own chronograph calibres, unveiled in 2018 (HUB1280). Protectedby four patents, this self-winding flyback chronograph movement, with a column wheel that can be seen from the dial side, has technical specifications that are fit for a champion with, in particular, a thickness of only 6.75 mm and 3-day power reserve that is very useful for day-to-day life. The entirely new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is available in three different cases: Titanium (limited to 1.000 pieces, €.21.700), King Gold (limited to 500 pieces, €.38.300) and 3D Carbon (limited to 500 pieces, €.26.900).
All-new in the Fine Watchmaking world, 3D Carbon is a polymer matrix composite (PMC) made of three- dimensional fibres. This high-tech material, which is very popular in motorsport, has outstanding qualities of resistance and, in the case of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, offers a lightweight but solid layer of protection, to movement. Designed by the “Centro Stile Ferrari”, the new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is true to the image of the creations leaving the Maranello workshops. Its design is very contemporary; Hublot worked on the motor and Ferrari on the body. One of the main design features of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is the case, conceived as a true concentrical suspended element that enhances the dial presence and the sophisticated manufacturing making process.
The dial is transparent thanks to the use of sapphire crystal and reveals the mechanics of the UNICO calibre, with the famous Prancing Horse appearing at 12 o’clock. Each and every detail has been subjected to meticulous finishing touches like the red thread around the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, a stylistic reference to the legendary Ferrari colour. The straps of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT have been subtly created in black rubber and dressed in Schedoni leather, like the seats of the Maranello race cars.