Hublot started its partnership with the famous cigar maker Arturo Fuente two years ago. The King Power Arturo Fuente chronograph was the first shared timepiece. Now four different Hublot Classic Fusion ForbiddenX models will follow…
Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadaloupe told me: “Arturo Fuente ForbiddenX watches feature real tobacco leaves in their dial, the same leaves as those used to create the prestigious ForbiddenX cigar. These leaves were sent from the Fuente Estate in Santo Domingo to the Hublot Manufacture in Nyon/Switzerland so that the engineers could insert them in the dials via a high-tech process where epoxy resin is used to make them stable and rigid.
Talking about watches and cigars …
Measuring 45 mm in diameter the Classic Fusion Arturo Fuente ForbiddenX are designed in a shade of brown which works in perfect harmony with the colour of the tobacco leaves in the dials.
With a brown ceramic bezel, they are available in a choice of four different versions:
A titanium version (521.NC.0589.VR.OPX14 Titanium/Brown ceramic – Limited edition of 250 pieces) :
A black ceramic version (521.CC.0589.VR.OPX14 (Black/brown ceramic – Limited edition of 250 pieces):
A King Gold version (521.OC.0589.VR.OPX14 (King Gold/Brown ceramic – Limited edition of 150 pieces) made out of Hublot’s red gold which contains 5% platinum, giving it an intense red color and making it an even more precious metal:
A luxury version equipped with a tourbillon movement (505.OC.0589.VR.OPX14 – Limited edition of 30 pieces). The tourbillon cage of the HUB6011 Manufacture movement, with its 155 components and five-day power reserve, can be seen through the tobacco leaf, which forms the dial.
A tone-on-tone tobacco-coloured calfskin strap complements the Classic Fusion ForbiddenX, featuring the Arturo Fuente ForbiddenX symbol. The watches are delivered in a veritable wooden humidor-cigar-box, developed by Hublot to regulate the humidity and ensure the cigars are stored in perfect condition.
Since the above shown pictures are still computer renderings, I highly recommend you to click on and enlarge this picture to see the true beauty of the brown Classic Fusion …
>>> To accomplish my little presentation you find the technical data of the watches on page 2 as well as some pictures of the Fuente Estate in Santo Domingo >>>