Hublot has just unveiled a new addition to the Classic Fusion family. Dubbed “La Grande Odyssée 2017”, this limited edition of 100 numbered pieces watch, pays a homage to La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc, a legendary sled dog race that takes place in the winter wonderland of Haute-Savoie area of France.
The Classic Fusion “La Grande Odyssée” wasrevealed by Benoit Lecigne, Hublot Brand Director for France, Benelux, UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe, during La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc Mushers. The blue dial of the watch represents the blue of the sky of the Alps and its titanium case embodies the immaculate white of snow. This shade of blue also matches the eyes of the sled dogs who loyally accompany their mushers.
The satin finish of the dial is cheered to echo the way the sun’s rays reflect off the powder snow. The wind rose at three o’clock, the precursor to the compass, symbolises the spirit of adventure and authenticity so dear to Hublot. The “vintage” treatment of its strap evokes the harshness of such a trek, where the mushers are constantly pushed to the limits, drawing on immense mental strength.
As Official Timekeeper of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc that takes place between 7th and 18th January 2017, Hublot is reaffirming the unique commitment of a traditional watch Manufacture: the measurement of time. The participants will take part in a modern-day saga through the snow-covered peaks of France’s Savoie region, completing 10 stages over a distance of 1000 gruelling kilometres.