HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION
28th May 2017
In 1976 HRH The Prince of Wales had the idea to create a charity aimed at providing disadvantaged young people with access to jobs and education. When he left the Royal Navy that same year he used his severance pay to create the Prince’s trust, and 40 years on it has helped over 825,000 young people. Hublot have recognised the important work being carried out, and have identified the need to invest in future generations. Input from Hublot comes in the form a limited edition timepiece to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, and a portion of the proceeds of each watch sale goes directly to the trust.
“We are delighted to partner with The Prince’s Trust on this special project which strives to recognise and advance the full potential of disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland.”
Ricardo Guadaloupe, Hublot CEO
As a part of the elegant Classic Fusion collection this timepiece features the familiar 45mm titanium case and symmetrical dial layout. A key theme of the Classic Fusion range – and Hublot in general – is experimentation with materials, and the strap supplied with this timepiece features a blue rubber inner and a blue alcantara outer. The contrast between the textured alcantara and the titanium case is quite striking, and Hublot have amplified this by using the same blue colour for the bezel lug and the dial.
Proudly displaying the three ostrich feather Prince’s Trust logo at 12 o’clock, the dial features a satin sunray finish giving it a beautiful depth. The two counters at 3 and 9 o’clock present running seconds and a 30 minute counter respectively, and feature a circular brushing pattern.
The movement in the Classic Fusion Chronograph Prince’s Trust is a HUB1143 Swiss-made self-winding chronograph movement offering 42 hours of power reserve. Decorated with a Hublot branded rotor the movement is visible through a sapphire crystal caseback, which itself features the logo of The Princes Trust. This timepiece is limited to 100 pieces worldwide and is available now. Please visit our website or come and speak to us in store for more information.
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