Guide To Buying A Hands-On with the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto – From Foot to Wrist Low Price Replica
Limited to 50 pieces in titanium and 20 bits in King Gold, the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is yet another limited release which is, at least in part, due to the difficulties involved with the production process. Evidently the step-down pattern worked into the lower part of the crystal can’t be simple to reach but it offers a clear and unrestricted view of the tourbillon’s range of motion. This ought to be a visual treat to witness since the primary axis makes its entire rotation every minute while the next axis does it in just 30 minutes. The end result is a seemingly frantic screen of complication that the wearer can then admire through different angles thanks to the different sapphire crystal design.In large, bold Hublot design, the event of the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis measures 49mm in diameter along with 17.95mm thick. I think that the size is fitting for the design and will work well to enhance the prominence of this bi-axial tourbillon screen. It also supplies 30m of water resistance (in case you drop it in the pool or something) and both the titanium and gold variations are finished with a variety of satin, polished, and micro-blasted surfaces. Most importantly, the large polishing on both sides of the lugs and the bezel transition well as you move nearer into the sapphire tourbillon window, something I am sure will translate far better in person as far as the visuals go. Another intriguing feature is that the lever system in 9 o’clock which moves the date forward or back a day with ease.The 43-jewel grade HUB9009.H1.RA is a self-winding movement that operates at 3Hz and delivers a complete 5 days of power reserve. As seen from the case back, the motion shows the sort of detailed construction and completing you expect with gray-coated Anthracite bridges, a polished Rhodium plated balance, and naturally, the specifying bi-axis tourbillon range that serves as its most noteworthy characteristic. Additionally, both models of this Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis come with a patterned black rubber strap with a matching deployant clasp in titanium or King gold.
Eminent fashion and leather goods houses have spent millions of dollars building factories (like Louis Vuitton’s shiny new building in Geneva) to make respectable mechanical watches. Hublot, in contrast, has wrapped its latest wristwatch in lots of patinated leather from Berluti, the Parisian shoemaker famous for its strikingly patinated leather.
Hublot’s collaboration with Berluti – both are sister companies in French conglomerate LVMH – has produced a pair of elaborately packaged limited editions that made their debut at Baselworld 2016. The better looking, albeit pricier, of the two is the Classic Fusion Berluti Script that uses Berluti’s signature Venezia leather.
The watch itself is an ordinary Hublot Classic Fusion, with a 41mm case in 18k King Gold that has an basic ETA 2892 automatic inside. Instead of a conventional face, the dial is made of leather with the hour markers and lettering embossed. The leather covering of the rubber strap matches the colour of the dial, with the engraved calligraphy characteristic of Berluti’s Scritto leather.
The strap leather, however, does not quite match the leather on everything else. Besides having a slightly different texture, the colour of the strap is not quite as rich, and the patina is not as nuanced. Possibly the thinness of the strap leather dictated a different leather.
Everything else, however, is beautifully coloured and impressive to behold. The watch is packaged in a large box covered on all sides in Venezia Scritto leather in tobacco bis, a rich brown-gold-orange shade plastered with laser-engraved calligraphy – a look that is flashy and appealing. Slide out the tray inside the elaborate box and all the accessories are displayed in their full glory.
The package includes a shoe polish and shoe cream (both Saphir Médaille d’Or – probably the most expensive shoe care product in the world), as well as a horsehair buffing brush, cleaning brush, a leather-covered polishing glove. The only bit that is useful for the watch is a tubular pouch for a single watch, covered in the same Scritto leather.
Taken together the package doesn’t really make sense – in fact its intellectual foundations are exceptionally shaky – but the whole thing looks wonderful inside the box. All of the neatly arranged accessories do evoke memories of a child’s toy set, but aren’t luxury watches toys for boys?
Pricing and availability
The Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto is a limited edition of 250 pieces, with a stiff price tag of US$29,400 or S$46,800.
It’s also available in ceramic and titanium as the Classic Fusion Berluti All Black that costs US$14,600 or S$23,400. Both are already available at Hublot retailers and boutiques.