The latest is the Classic Fusion 42mm Element, a variation on the watchmaker’s long-running minimalist watch, but with striking mineral stone dials ranging from tiger’s eye to turquoise, paired with a titanium case .
Like past editions of The Hour Glass, Classic Fusion Elements is distinct but attractive, fulfilling the most obvious purpose of the collaborative edition. Even though Classic Fusion has been iterated endlessly, Elements is still able to stand out. This is thanks to a few simple yet ingenious details that demonstrate a keen eye for design.
For example, the hour markers and date have been removed from the dial so that it can showcase all the natural brilliance of mineral gemstones. Not only does the unobstructed dial appeal for its stunning simplicity, but it also appeals to fans of the brand because it resembles the original Hublot design from 1980. cheap watches for sale
Although the dial is the star, the two-tone case plays an important role in the overall look. Gold accents make the case stand out more than a monochromatic one, but the restrained use of gold means the result is stylish, avoiding the old-fashioned look that two-tone combinations often bring.
That said, the color of the dial is indeed reminiscent of the candy-colored Rolex Oyster Perpetual, which is undoubtedly intentional given the market demand for such dials.
That’s expensive by most standards, especially since the movement is a Sellita, although the aesthetics are undeniably appealing – in fact, they’re probably the most attractive of Hublot’s recent launch. But the price can also be justified by an astonishingly small batch of just 10 of each gem type, making the watch even more special. Shopping watches
The Hour Glass has selected five different gemstones for Elements – great news for lovers of the mineral’s natural grain and color. The most eye-catching of the quintet is undoubtedly turquoise, with its bright, vibrant hues that embody the optimism of classic fusion, combining disparate materials in one vivid design.
More common but equally attractive in watchmaking are gems such as tiger’s eye, lapis lazuli and malachite. But the lineup here also includes the last and most unusual stone: red jasper.
This mineral is probably the most special in the collection, as it is rarely used on watch dials. At the same time, it is also visually appealing, with simple textures and vibrant colors complementing the two-tone case.
Hublot Classic Fusion 42 mm Elements Special Edition for The Hour Glass
Ref. 542.NX.849E.LR.THG21 (Tiger Eye)
Reference No. 542.NX.849J.LR.THG21 (red jasper)
refer to. 542.NX.849M.LR.THG21 (Malachite)
refer to. 542.NX.849T.LR.THG21 (turquoise)
refer to. 542.NX.849L.LR.THG21 (lapis lazuli)
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: not available
Material: Titanium and King Gold
Water resistance: 100 m
Movement: HUB1112 (Sellita SW300-1)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds Winding: Automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 times/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Alligator leather covered with rubber, gold-plated steel buckle