How do you celebrate a first birthday? Balloons? Candles? Maybe a cake? That’s what most folks would do. Hublot, however, like to do things a little differently. That’s why, to mark a year since their Monaco boutique opened, the provocative Swiss watchmaker has unveiled this – the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Special Edition “Boutique Monaco”.
Mouthful of a name aside, this limited edition timepiece is based on the standard Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph, but it’s been adorned with a number of bespoke stylistic elements that aim to commemorate the iconic principality and its flag.
Chief among the new visual cues is the adoption of red and white as the dominant colour scheme, with the suede leather and rubber strap, as well as the thick minute track, sporting these striking colours.
The rest of the watch is standard Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph fare, which means a 45mm titanium case with both brushed and polished elements, a complex and very contemporary skeletonised dial and Hublot’s in-house calibre HUB155 movement.
Speaking about the limited edition timepiece, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said, “The Hôtel de Paris, a renowned luxury hotel, and the Casino, which is one of the most prestigious in the world, are resplendent in their sumptuous architecture. Under an intensely blue horizon and in the very heart of the city, they are the scene of exceptional experiences and an invitation to unforgettable journeys. What better setting and more prestigious neighbourhood could we choose?”
Just 30 examples of this good looking, limited edition timepiece will be created by Hublot, with a recommended retail price of CHF15,600.