Hublot Debuts Red Ceramic In Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon For Only Watch 2013

Hublot Debuts Red Ceramic In Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon For Only Watch 2013

Hublot Debuts Red Ceramic In Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon For Only Watch 2013   watch releases

Hublot extends ceramic even further by releasing the first high-end watch with red ceramic. Red is now added to white, black, blue, brown, and gray which are used in more and more watches each year as ceramic's popularity increases. Hublot isn't new to taking the lead when it comes to novel materials. In the past we have seen them create special combinations of materials: for King Gold a mixture of copper and platinum is used to stabilize and colorize the precious metal while to create the highly scratch resistant Magic Gold an alloy of pure gold and ceramics had been invented. They also released the first red-tinted sapphire crystal in a timepiece. For Only Watch Auction, Hublot wanted to add a unique flair to a material that has been becoming ubiquitous in the entire industry in line with the red theme color of the charity auction.

Used for the bezel, this new bright red ceramic is straight from the foundries and R&D dungeons of the manufacture. The brand premieres it with its one-of-a-kind Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon piece, made exclusively for the Only Watch Auction. The charity event will take place in Monaco in late September, 2013. Of course the red shade of the bezel was carefully chosen to match the red of Monaco and its "magic formula" has been internationally patented. Zirconium dioxide - as it is less often referred to - is sintered at very high temperatures to achieve its hardness and scratch resistance. Thanks to those qualities it is mostly used for parts of the case and also for the bezel of certain models. Pure zirconium oxide ceramic is white and translucent, but may be colored black, yellow, blue, or now bright red by mixing in complex mixtures of metal oxides.

Hublot Debuts Red Ceramic In Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon For Only Watch 2013   watch releases

The Classic Fusion Skeletonize tourbillon has a 45mm wide case made of ceramics, titanium and a composite resin. The tourbillon movement is Hublot's in-house MHUB6010.H1.1 with 5 days of power reserve, 19 jewels and it beats at 21,600 bph. The strap is black alligator on black rubber with red stitches and a PVD steel deployment buckle. Make sure you do not miss any of the other unique pieces, they are all listed in Ariel's round-up! Ref. 505.CI.0140.LR.OWM13 hublot.com   onlywatch.com

8 comments
Lesthepom
Lesthepom

As skeleton watches go this one is one of my favorite never had a chance to try on a Hublot not a lot of watch dealers in far North Queensland the hands are a bit hard to see at certain times but who would care just means you have to look at it harder dam what a problem ( not ) I having a small wrist and find leather too stiff would probably go for a bracelet maybe black ceramics or a silicone rubber

Ryan B
Ryan B

There's a good view of the movement at work and the mainspring barrel design really compliments the overall aesthetics of the watch.

TimelyOne
TimelyOne

Very desireable except for the off-putting alignment of the screws.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

A Hublot that doesn't totally "blow"?  That in itself is something to be applauded.  Most people get less sane as they age; I guess Biver has a Merlin thing going on.

Fraser Petrick
Fraser Petrick

@Ryan B @Fraser Petrick Bling watches like this are for the conspicuous consumption crowd. However, if a rich uncle wanted to buy me one I'd swallow my inverse snobbery and reluctantly accept it.

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