Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Antoine Pin, Executive Vice-President of Berluti, opened a new chapter in the partnership that links the two Houses of the LVMH Group as they launched two exclusive timepieces that embody Hublot’s “Art of Fusion” philosophy.
“The Art of Fusion is a founding commitment of Hublot’s DNA,” said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of HUblot. “It is a state of mind that guides all of our actions and our partnerships. With our partners, and in particular with the House of Berluti, we are all part of the same dynamic, united by a shared DNA: excellence, distinction and innovation.”
The two watches Classic Fusion Tourbillon Berluti Scritto King Gold and Classic Fusion Tourbillon Scritto All Black received their official unveiling at the grand setting of Hôtel d’Evreux in Paris, emblematic site of Parisian watchmaking and home to the Hublot Boutique for 6 years now, 180 special guests gathered. They included Alexander Levy, French golf champion and Friend of the Hublot brand, Julien Benneteau, French tennis player, Rabih Kayrouz, renowned Lebanese stylist and couturier, and Yannick Alléno, internationally recognised French chef.
Limited to 20 pieces each, the watches boast 45mm cases, one in King Gold and the other in polished black ceramic, and leather dials embossed with Berluti’s signature Scritto motif. An aperture at 6 o’clock reveals the manual-winding skeleton tourbillon that was entirely developed and produced in-house by the engineers and watchmakers of the Hublot Manufacture. Accompanied by a hand-made strap that blend black rubber and Genuine Brown Berluti patinated Venezia leather, these two timepieces are delivered in a Bespoke Berluti case containing a complete set of Berluti polish.
“By combining our savoir-faire and creativity, we have once again achieved our goal: the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Berluti is a model of fusion between the fine shoemaking of Berluti and the fine watchmaking of Hublot,” said Antoine Pin, Executive Vice-President of Berluti.