25 Jul Hublot launches Capri inspired limited edition timepiece
The island of Capri is known for its natural beauty and one of its most famed attractions is the Grotto Azzura – The Blue Grotto, a natural sea cave where the sunlight illuminates the water. The stunning bright blue colour of the waters in the cave have inspired the third masterpiece created by Hublot in tribute to Capri, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition Capri.
Hublot loves Capri. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, says Capri symbolises “la dolce vita” and that the island is ‘a veritable treasure trove which inspired Hublot to set up its boutique there in 2017.’ Having released two previous special editions dedicated to Capri, this third edition is yet another celebration of the beautiful Italian Island.
The Blue Grotto is described by the watchmaker as the “Art of Fusion” revealing itself in nature in reference to the motto at the heart of Hublot. The luxury watch brand is defined by this innovative concept, which began when Hublot combined gold and rubber to create a new and unique material; Magic gold and since has been ahead of the curve through its innovations in materials including brightly coloured ceramics.
The black, 45mm case is made of polished ceramic with a satin finish, surrounded by a vivid turquoise blue ceramic bezel. The striated rubber strap is also the bright blue colour of the waters found in the cave.
Taking great attention to the details and the finer elements that make the Blue Grotto all the more magical; the design has been carefully considered to incorporate a chiaroscuro effect to reflect the contrasts that are created in the cave as light is refracted by the crystal-clear waters onto the walls.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition Capri timepiece features the HUB1143, a self-winding chronograph movement with a power reserve of 42 hours.
This striking, unisex timepiece has a contemporary, summery feel ideally suited for to the warmer months as the ceramic case is a lightweight, hypoallergenic which warms comfortably to body temperature.
A truly exclusive limited edition, the watchmaker has created just 30 of these beautiful timepieces which are available to purchase only at the group’s boutique store on Capri island.
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Model: Classic Fusion Chonogrpagh Special Edition Capri
Reference Number: 521.CE.1191.RX.CAP20
Limited to 30 pieces
CASE: Satin-finished and polished black Ceramic
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
CASE-BACK: Polished black Ceramic
Engraved “CAPRI EDITION” XX/30
BEZEL: Satin-finished and polished blue Ceramic 549C
DIAL: Black matt finished and blue 549C counters
Polished ruthenium-plated appliques
MOVEMENT: HUB1143 Self-winding Chronograph movement
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 hours
No. of Components: 280
STRAP & BUCKLE: Lined blue 549C Rubber strap
Black PVD stainless Steel deployant buckle clasp
PRICE: 12’900 CHF, 13’400 EUR, 13’600 USD, 11’200 GBP