The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski in multi-faceted micro-blasted titanium The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski in multi-faceted micro-blasted titanium

The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski in multi-faceted micro-blasted titanium

Fergus Nash
  • The new Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski is paired with a gloss black dial for more refined looks.
  • The 41mm case is made from micro-blasted titanium.
  • Richard Orlinski’s polygonal style makes the watch feel quite surreal.

It has been six years since Hublot first teamed up with acclaimed sculptor Richard Orlinski, transforming their signature look of slick industrial design with his multi-faceted polygonal style. With a watch that captures the same animalistic passion as the French artist’s bestiary, you can wear something that feels like a work of art on the wrist and isn’t just a pretty dial. The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski now brings the bi-compax chronograph complication away from the adrenaline-fulled Aerofusion and into a realm of controlled power thanks to a gloss black dial.

The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski

The use of a chronograph can accentuate the sporty features of any watch, but for the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski it really hones in on the sharpness and aggression. Something as simple as two extra hands on a dial, courtesy of the running seconds and minutes subdials, focuses your eyes towards the harsh bevels and acute angles. In typical Richard Orlinski style, the curvature of the case has been reduced to many flat surfaces, roughing out the impression of a Hublot without lacking refinement or care. The use of micro-blasting on the majority of the case also dulls down the dark grey hue of titanium even more, while allowing the polished edges and dial details to pop with contrast.

The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski

At 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick, the wearing experience of the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski is just as alien as its looks thanks to the weight reducing properties of titanium. Whether you opt for the model on a titanium bracelet or the smooth black rubber strap, the surrealist part of your mind will always be activated. Behind the titanium caseback is the HUB1153 movement, based upon the ETA calibre 2892-A2 with an added chronograph module from Dubois Dépraz. It provides a smooth 4Hz sweep with a power reserve of 42 hours.

The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski pricing and availability:

The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski will be available from Hublot’s website, boutiques, and authorised dealers. Price: US$14,600 (rubber strap) / US$18,200 (titanium bracelet)

Brand Hublot
Model Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski
Case Dimensions 41mm x 12mm
Case Material Titanium
Water Resistance 50m
Crystal(s) Sapphire
Dial Gloss black
Lug Width Integrated
Strap Titanium bracelet or black rubber
Movement HUB1153
Power Reserve 42 hours
Availability Available now
Price US$14,600 (rubber strap) / US$18,200 (titanium bracelet)