During last year’s SIHH in Geneva, as part of its big 2014 World Cup push, Hublot launched its new chronograph replica watches for uk sale made in cooperation with Brazilian soccer legend Pelé. Shortly afterward, I had the opportunity to snap some of the very first photos of this beautiful timepiece for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Click here to see photos and technical info on the watch.
The watch was unveiled to guests at the grand opening of the Hublot boutique in Rio de Janeiro, the brand’s first boutique in Latin America. (Click here to see images from the boutique opening and here for excerpts from my interview with Pelé.) I was pleased to discover that Pelé chose the Hublot Classic Fusion case for his namesake high quality Cartier Replica watches. It’s not only attractive, but it’s the perfect size for the wrist (for mine, at least).
The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Pelé is a limited edition of 500 pieces, sold worldwide through all Hublot retailers and boutiques, priced at 15,300 Swiss francs. Technical details follow at the end of the photos.
Reference: 525.CM.0179.VR.PEL14; limited series of 500 numbered pieces
Case: Classic Fusion – diameter = 45 mm, ceramic, polished/satin-finished; ceramic, polished/satin-finished bezel; six H-shaped titanium screws in black PVD titanium, polished and blocked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior nonreflective coating
Crown: Polished ceramic with Hublot logo
Push-buttons: Polished ceramic
Caseback: Polished/satin-finished ceramic, with sapphire crystal, interior nonreflective treatment
Dial: Sapphire with faceted, polished ruthenium indexes; transfers in yellow and silver powder; hands in faceted, polished ruthenium
Movement: HUB 1155, automatic mechanical; Aero Hublot chronograph; date disk with yellow lacquered number “10”; 207 components; 60 jewels; power reserve = approximately 42 hours; water resistance = approximately 100 meters
Strap: Black calfskin – embossed soccer ball, yellow stitching, black rubber
Clasp: Black PVD steel with deployant buckle
Price: 15,300 CHF