Hublot has decided to celebrate their love of Britain’s capital city in quite a literal way – by producing this, the Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition London. Based on the standard Classic Fusion, the 45mm case of the new London edition features bespoke elements such as a polished black ceramic case, black satin-finished bezel and a rubber band that’s capped with a velvet-effect “City Of London” tartan theme.
The real pièce de résistance of the new limited edition watch, however, is its brushed black ceramic dial, which features a micro-blasted Union Jack motif, which is etched into the dial and spills out onto the bezel. Hublot has seen fit to proclaim their adoration for the UK’s most populous city by printing “Hublot Loves London” on the sapphire crystal display caseback.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition London is limited to just 50 pieces in total, and you’ll only be able to purchase the matte black marvel at Hublot’s New Bond Street boutique or from the UK’s premier retailer, Harrods.
As the title of this story alluded to, this isn’t the first time that the Swiss watchmaker has commemorated one of the world’s greatest cities. In fact, Hublot’s London special edition caps off an unofficial series of limited-run timepieces that pay homage to the most culturally iconic cities on earth.
Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition Titanium
Made to celebrate the one and only “Big Apple” and their fabled football team, the New York Giants, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition Titanium features the football team’s iconic blue, white and red colours and was even designed in collaboration with former Giant great Victor Cruz. Just 40 examples of this special chronograph were produced back in 2016, and they sold out very quickly.
Hublot King Power Paris Saint-Germain Limited Edition
Commemorating the “City of Love” and its renowned football team, Paris Saint-Germain, this limited edition Hublot has got to be one of the coolest iterations of the now discontinued King Power, thanks to its specially developed chronograph complication that allowed the wearer to time the 45-minute halves of a football game. With its whopping 48mm all-black ceramic case, white and blue chrono pushers and the “PSG” Eiffel Tower logo printed on the dial, it was also a very good-looking watch, in a very brutish, masculine sort of way.
Hublot Aero Bang All White Special Edition Japan
While not strictly celebrating Tokyo itself, we couldn’t leave out this Aero Bang All White Special Edition Japan. Unveiled in 2014 at a dinner hosted by Hublot in Tokyo, which celebrated Japan and Switzerland’s 150 years of diplomatic relations, just 150 examples of this watch were produced. The striking all-white aesthetic of this watch, contrasted with splashes of red reminiscent of Japan’s national flag, marked it out as a very good-looking thing. And the motif printed on the watch’s sapphire crystal caseback, which represented the “Miracle Lone Pine Tree” (a famous tree which survived the devastating Japanese Tsunamis of 2011) was a very nice touch.