#Kicktock: Hublot’s street-tough dial made from concrete meets its match with New Balance

#Kicktock: Hublot’s street-tough dial made from concrete meets its match with New Balance

Thor Svaboe

This week we go monochrome in the urban jungle, with the new Hublot Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle New York and an awesome pair of New Balance trainers just dropped on Hypebeast.

Hublot Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle

The gritty edge of concrete is just as fresh as a splash of colour and Hublot’s avant-garde touch is very much present in the elegant form of their Classic Fusion line. 

This is as tough as it is impressive on a material level, as this is no mere dial or case finish, but actual concrete composite. With a mix of 65-75% fine cement, and epoxy resin, reinforced by fibre glass, how better to embody the Art of Fusion? And damn, does it look rugged in the guise of the automatic chronograph, powered by the HUB1143 manufacture movement and operated via the black ceramic pushers and crown. The dial is a calm and balanced design, with the two opposing registers countersunk, while the indices are simply indented into the silky concrete surface.

The greenish grey of the fascinatingly organic micro-pitted smooth surface works perfectly with the black accents, and comes on the comfort of Hublot’s black fabric strap. Fifty pieces of this 45mm street-tough block of haute horlogerie will be available from the Fifth Avenue flagship boutique and on Hublot.com, before becoming available at a Hublot boutique within your own urban jungle. Price: $18,800 US

How better to match this streetwise weapon for the wrist than with these trainers from New Balance, the Summer Fog/Rain Cloud 827. A new iteration of their classic running shoe that offers the comfort of their Abzorb sole, it’s a solid bet for pounding the pavement, come rain or shine. 

The Summer Fog/Rain Cloud 827 trainer from New Balance in all grey sits on a slightly darker midsole with elegant tonal detailing. Treat your feet to some cool grey minimalist style with a purposeful stance. Price: $130 US 

For more on the New Balance Summer Fog/Rain Cloud 827, check it out here on Hypebeast.