The second phase of Hublot's collaboration with famed cigar manufacturer Arturo Fuente - introducing the Hublot Arturo Fuente Classic Fusion ForbiddenX
Back in 2012, Hublot and Arturo Fuente joined their forces to commemorate the premier cigar maker’s centennial anniversary. On that particular occasion, the famous watchmaking brand has unveiled a limited edition timepiece dedicated to Arturo Fuente's popular Fuente Fuente OpusX cigar line - The King Power Arturo Fuente in King Gold ($44,700), and in micro-blasted black ceramic ($24,000). Only two years after the vast success of the model, Hublot celebrates the international launch of the ForbiddenX watch in Dubai. As its name suggests, the ForbiddenX model pays a tribute to the Fuente Fuente ForbiddenX label, which features a secret blend of 7 distinctive tobaccos.
In the same manner as the Fuente Fuente ForbiddenX cigar is an extraordinarily smoke that is best reserved for the most special occasions, the Hublot’s Arturo Classic Fusion Fuente ForbiddenX model arrives in four exclusive limited editions. The most intriguing bit is that the dial on these watches is produced using real tobacco leaves - the same ones as those used to create Arturo Fuente’s prestigious ForbiddenX cigar. The leaves, which are sourced from the Fuente Estate in Santo Domingo, have been transported to the Hublot Manufacture in Switzerland, where the Manufacture’s engineers used epoxy resin to make them stable and rigid.
Hublot Arturo Fuente Classic Fusion ForbiddenX watches measure 45mm in diameter, and they are made of titanium, King Gold, or black ceramic – each highlighted with brown details that blend nicely with the natural color of the tobacco leaves in the dials. All of the watches are topped with brown ceramic bezel, while the most luxurious rendition of the model is equipped with a tourbillon movement. What really makes the tourbillon version beautiful is that its HUB6011 Manufacture movement can be glimpsed through the tobacco leaf which forms the dial. The movement is built on 115 components and 19 jewels, and it ensures around 5 days (120 hours) of power reserve. The Classic Fusion "ForbiddenX" Tourbillon is available in only 30 pieces, and its case-back features an exclusive illustration transfer celebrating the ForbiddenX, designed and created by Manny Iriarte.
The regular Classic Fusion ForbiddenX models are powered by the HUB 1143 Hublot automatic mechanical chronograph movement, which unites 280 individual components and 59 jewels. Same as their tourbillon counterpart, these bi-compax chronographs feature the ForbiddenX logo at 6 o'clock, but also black counters and vibrantly red chronograph hand. The case-back reveals the exclusive illustration that shows members of the Arturo Fuente family in their rich tobacco plantations, along with the ForbiddenX insignia.
Hublot Arturo Fuente Classic Fusion ForbiddenX watches are mounted on tobacco brown calfskin straps with the exclusive ForbiddenX symbol. The straps are sewn onto black rubber, and they feature deployant buckles in either steel, 18-karat red gold, or PVD steel. Same as the King Power Arturo Fuente model, the Arturo Fuente Classic Fusion ForbiddenX is delivered in a luxurious display case, which doubles as a wooden humidor cigar box.
Classic Fusion ForbiddenX References
- 521.NC.0589.VR.OPX14 - (Titanium/Brown ceramic – Limited edition of 250 pieces
- 521.OC.0589.VR.OPX14 - King Gold/Brown ceramic – Limited edition of 150 pieces
- 521.CC.0589.VR.OPX14 - Black/brown ceramic – Limited edition of 250 pieces
Classic Fusion ForbiddenX Tourbillon Reference
- 505.OC.0589.VR.OPX14 – Limited edition of 30 pieces
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