Ibiza! Capri! St Tropez!  The Hublot Loves Summer Collection captures the feel-good holiday spirit Ibiza! Capri! St Tropez!  The Hublot Loves Summer Collection captures the feel-good holiday spirit

Ibiza! Capri! St Tropez! The Hublot Loves Summer Collection captures the feel-good holiday spirit

Fergus Nash

With record-breaking temperatures searing Europe this summer, it’s safe to say the beaches are an incredibly popular destination right now. To celebrate the launch of pop-up boutiques in three of Europe’s most beautiful coastal areas, Hublot have released a limited-edition watch for each branch. We’ve seen Hublot produce summer-loving watches before, but these new models are extra special with their region-specific details and individual personalities.

The first model captures both the thrill and the rejuvenating experience that is St-Tropez, the small coastal resort along the French riviera. The Hublot Big Bang Unico St-Tropez Boutique uses a soft pastel blue on the bezel, strap, and skeletonised dial markings to represent the bright blue waters of Verde Beach, while the black and blasted ceramic case gives the watch a slick, stealthy vibe that fits in with the town’s nightlife. Powered by the HUB1280 or Unico 2 movement, this limited edition of 30 pieces also displays a blue artwork of the iconic Sienna bell tower that overlooks the port, and is a short walk away from the Hublot boutique.

Next is the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique, which is a frankly stunning watch if you can get past the long title. The Classic Fusion case is a glorious blend between elegance and modern edge, with a navy blue ceramic case polished to a liquid-like shine. The chrome-like polish on the titanium chronograph pushers offset this nicely too, pulling out the silver details on the skeletonised dial, including the peace sign at 3 o’clock. This limited edition of 50 watches represents the deep blue of the Spanish island’s dusk sky, and the leather strap classes it up to accompany you to Ibiza’s best restaurants and clubs.

Third is another reference in the Classic Fusion style, with the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Ceramic Capri Boutique. Although it uses the same pastel blue and black-case colour scheme as the St-Tropez model, the meaning behind its colours is completely different. The Grotta Azzurra sea cave has to be one of the most breathtaking sights in the world, and seeing the clear blue water illuminated throughout an otherwise pitch black cavern explains why it was used as a marine temple in Ancient Roman times. Not only is the front of the watch wonderfully evocative, but the sapphire display caseback shows an incredible depiction of the cave’s entrance, complete with sparkling water and mossy cliffs.

The Hublot Loves Summer Collection pricing and availability:

The Classic Fusion watches in the Hublot Loves Summer collection are each limited to 50 pieces, while the Big Bang Unico St-Tropez is slightly more exclusive at only 30 pieces. Price: $18,500 USD (Capri), $19,500 USD (Ibiza), $23,600 USD (St-Tropez)

Case Material Ceramic
Case Dimensions 42mm x 14.5mm (Big Bang Unico) / 45mm x 13.5mm (Classic Fusion)
Water-Resistance 50m
Dial Skeletonised black
Straps Rubber / Leather
Movement HUB1280 (Big Bang Unico) / HUB1155 (Classic Fusion)
Power Reserve 72 hours (Big Bang Unico) / 42 hours (Classic Fusion)
Complications Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
Price $18,500 USD (Capri), $19,500 USD (Ibiza), $23,600 USD (St-Tropez)