Hublot Celebrates 20 Years of Fuente Fuente OpusX with 3 Classic Fusion Limited Editions

Hublot began its partnership with the Fuente cigar company — maker of the Fuente Fuente OpusX, one of the world’s most rare and prized premium cigars — in 2012, releasing the limited-edition King Power Arturo Fuente. The Swiss brand famous for its pioneering use of unusual materials followed that up in 2015 with the launch of the Classic Fusion Forbidden X, which famously featured actual cigar tobacco leaves in its dial. Last week, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the OpusX, Hublot unveiled three limited editions sure to entice both Replica Watch fanatics and lovers of the leaf alike. Here’s what you need to know about the new Hublot Classic Fusion Fuente 20th Anniversary Special Editions.

Hublot_Classic_Fusion_Fuente_20th_Anniversary_gold_reclining_1000Hublot began its partnership with the Fuente cigar company — maker of the Fuente Fuente OpusX, one of the world’s most rare and prized premium cigars — in 2012, releasing the limited-edition King Power Arturo Fuente. The Swiss brand famous for its pioneering use of unusual materials followed that up in 2015 with the launch of the Classic Fusion Forbidden X, which famously featured actual cigar tobacco leaves in its dial. Last week, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the OpusX, Hublot unveiled three limited editions sure to entice both watch fanatics and lovers of the leaf alike. Here’s what you need to know about the new hublot big bang replica Classic Fusion Fuente 20th Anniversary Special Editions.

The dial — in a gradient color scheme from matte blue in the center to cigar brown on the edges — has rose-gold-plated hands and indices, with a “20 Years” notation in elegant script at the 6 o’clock position. Its caseback is engraved with the image of Carlito Fuente and his father, Carlos Sr., which appears in advertising for the OpusX cigar. “Château de la Fuente, Fuente Fuente Opus X 20 Years,” along with model’s limited edition series number, is also engraved on the back. Mounted on a black alligator strap lined with rubber to provide greater comfort, the watch is priced at $13,600.

Both the titanium and King Gold versions of the Special Edition feature ornate engraved, black-brushed patterns on their brushed-finish cases. Both the case middle and the bezel are adorned with a motif of tobacco leaves interlocking to form the letter “X.” The dial’s indices are rhodium-plated. On the caseback of the titanium watch, the engravings are also partially lacquered in blue, echoing the blue used for the dials of each of the timepieces. The use of blue is a nod to the 20th anniversary edition of the Fuente Fuente OpusX Cigar, which uses blue prominently in the packaging, differentiating it from the “standard” OpusX, in which red is the more dominant color. Carlito Fuente chose blue as a tribute to his father, who preferred the color in his early cigar packaging and who passed away in 2016. Blue also appears in the stitching on the titanium version’s gray alligator leather strap; the watch costs $14,600.

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The third limited edition has a case made of King Gold, which boasts a more intense red color than traditional rose gold due to the addition of platinum and a higher percentage of copper. The case shares the titanium model’s intricate engravings, while the blue dial hosts the same 18k rose-gold-plated indices as the ceramic model. The alligator strap is brown, lined with rubber, and fastens with a deployant clasp made of King Gold. The price: $30,400.

The cases of all three Hublot Classic Fusion Fuente 20th Anniversary Special Editions are 45 mm in diameter and 10.95 mm thick, their bezels secured firmly in place by Hublot’s signature H-shaped screws, made of rose gold in the ceramic model, titanium in the other two. A blue composite resin is used for the bezel lug. Inside beats the self-winding HUB1112 caliber (based on a Sellita SW 300-1), with a 42-hour power reserve and a 28,800-vph frequency.

At a Q&A during the press event, Hublot’s Guadalupe hinted that a more widely available version of these 20-piece limited editions would be coming later this year, but for now these timepieces will remain as rare and elusive as the coveted OpusX 20th Anniversary smokes (prices and availability to be announced shortly).

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Jaquet Droz: arrival of the sport shop online

Two new models Jaquet Droz arrive in stores in autumn 2014. Two resolutely sports timepieces. On one side, the great second SW steel-rubber with a 45 mm and the other housing a Tourbillon red gold model also has a 45mm case. Details.

To develop his great second SW steel-rubber model, Jaquet Droz ‘appealed to the best of its know-how and to the best of his philosophy”ensures the brand in its release. The dial lines are the result of a complex process of lowering of material running on a single block and hollowed out.

The eight satin (a must for Jaquet Droz), the finesse of his stops and Red Superluminova treatment needles and some indicators highlight the deep black in a set of volumes, colours and lights. Also billet, platelets Replica watch underscore the predominance of curves with discretion. Thanks to a bracelet where steel – a first for Jaquet Droz – combines the sweetness of natural rubber, the great second SW steel-rubber door announces a surprising lightness and unexpected heat.

This watch is equipped with calibre Jaquet Droz 2663 A – S, mechanical movement with automatic winding with treatment were double-barrel, oscillating in white gold 18 carats with black PVD.

In 2011, Jaquet Droz created the surprise by combining the tourbillon, complication for extracting mechanism of Earth’s gravity, one of its flagship models: the Grande Seconde, whose dial was, once again, shape of eight, fetish figure of the manufacture.

Today, Jaquet Droz reinvents the merger by combining for the first time this complication to its sports line. Inserted into the upper part of the dial, the Vortex reveals the extraordinary complexity of its mechanism. The upper deck was changed to take the seconds hand function.

Located opposite, the hours and minutes counter contains the conventional codes of the Roman flags, but dress latter, as well as needles, with a layer of white Superluminova contrasting with the black of the treated dial rubber!

Affixed to the horizontal, thoroughly screwed platelets stress balance graphical and chromatic whirlpool. This model is equipped with an imposing case 45 mm diameter highlighted by the brightness of the hublot big bang replica red gold. Note the fineness of the splines of the bezel.

This watch is equipped with calibre Jaquet Droz 25JD-S, Tourbillon movement with automatic winding, single barrel, oscillating in white gold 18 carats with black PVD. This timepiece is delivered on an alligator strap – a first for this line.

For this new movement, the Dual-wing system divides into two mechanisms: the first is dedicated to the display of local time and the second is used to display the second time zone. The two mechanisms share the same body setting but have their own independent energy source thus avoiding losses due to interactions between the mechanisms.

Therefore, considerable gain for the accuracy of the watch, the operation of the second time zone does not affect the operation of the watch. Each mechanism has 50 hours of reserve market, and in the search for absolute usability, Coronet makes the two barrels. A counterclockwise rotation dates time barrel while a rotation clockwise makes the barrel of the travel time zone.

In the light of the complexity of the functions, – finely grained – dial is perfect clarity. Two counters arranged symmetrically give a balance to the ‘face’ of this watchmaking creation – the first dial to 2 h staged the hours and minutes and the second at 10: 00 welcomes the hours and the minutes of the worldtime. Two figures especially applied in red tribute to the address of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique – numbers 7 and 9.

Incentive to travel such a globe, the day/night indicator and drive hours are arranged at 6 o’clock, which facilitates reading. The unique Crown is used for setting the time of travel in position 1 time zone and local time in position 2, as well as for the reassembly of the mainsprings in position 0. Simply turn the Crown in clockwise direction to arm the time indication barrel and turn it in the opposite direction to that of the travel zone.

Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre 383 is revealed through the Sapphire of the piece. Its bridges and workings can be proud be angles by hand and wear polished mouldings. Mobile, also angles hand or adorned with polished mouldings, are colimaconnes or softened. A decoration which finds its inspiration in the great tradition of the brand pocket watches, posing new benchmarks by its exceptional completions. Also visible on the back, the name of the cities engraved and corresponding to 24 time zones.