If you are a fan of Hublot you know they have a reputation for creating a variety of interesting collaborations. They have partnered with everyone from Kobe Bryant to Pelé to produce limited edition watches that capture the style and essence of both parties.
In watch may be Hublot’s most interesting partnership yet they have collaborated with iconic yacht manufacture VanDutch. The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph “VanDutch” will be limited to 55 pieces. This number is significant because it matches the total length of the VanDutch 55.
VanDutch obviously shares the same passion for creating the finest products available for their clients. The VanDutch Hublot features a sporty yet refined 45mm case in polished black ceramic. The bezel utilizes the same materials found on the deck of a VanDutch 55. (VanDutch 55 decks are covered with a teak composite, the Esthec, which gives the luxurious experience of the teak without the drawbacks of maintenance). This gives the watch a stunning contrast of a black ceramic case against a wood bezel.
The watch face is skeletonized to showcase the self-winding chronograph movement. Each pieces comes with two interchangeable straps… one with the traditional Hublot rubber strap, perfect for diving into the ocean and one made to match the VanDutch 55 seats (black rubber with grey calf with grey stitching), perfect for a day cruising on the ocean.
With this watch, Hublot has created a piece that transcends its partnership with VanDutch. While VanDutch 55 owners are sure to want a watch that matches their boat… this is a piece designed so successfully that it could appeal to anyone interested in watches (even if they are scared of the water). It is Watchmaking, Boating, Luxury and Design all perfectly married.
When you buy a VanDutch, you instantly get a lot more friends. If you can’t afford one, Hublot is offering a free day on their “Big Bang” VanDutch in Miami to anyone who buys the watch.