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Introducing The Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez Collection

Introducing The Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez Collection

Brisk Take

The most recent execution of Hublot’s Classic Fusion gets a vivid twist on account of the late Carlos Crus-Diez, who died this August at 95 years old. Cruz-Diez is well known for his 70-year profession investigating that tone is fortuitous, instead of a fixed and totally known amount. His translation is that tone is liquid. His work has traversed a large number of mediums; he’s worked with light establishments, artistic creations, and models. He was a pioneer of the ’60s Op Art development that zeroed in on optical deceptions, explicitly the possibility of development made by a static picture. In 1965, he made his first Chronosaturation arrangement, where a spectator would logically walk through various displays, each with extraordinary bright light bulbs in red, green, and blue. The thought was that the bits of craftsmanship (or rather, the viewer’s understanding) in every display would be radically influenced by the presence of the light. Moving starting with one display then onto the next would confer remaining light on the spectators’ eyes that would blur over the long run, thus showing up in the measure of time that eyewitnesses’ eyes would take to conform to the new lighting conditions.


The newly presented Classic Fusion assortment plays off these thoughts of shading temporariness and smoothness. On the dial of the Classic Fusion is an understanding of Cruz-Diez’s work, Chronointerference, from 1964. It comprises of two interesting plates, both driven autonomously by the type MHUB1100.H. These hued dynamic plates move related to the time. Over the long haul, the presence of the dial completely changes as the example shifts. It’s the very idea that Cruz-Diez always played with, aside from Hublot has figured out how to decipher this thought from a more customary medium onto the dial of one of their center models. The watch comes in three materials and two sizes: Ceramic, titanium, and King Gold, all in both 38mm and 45 mm case sizes.

Beginning Thoughts

At the dispatch of the watch today at Art Basel Miami, I had the chance to talk with Carlitos Cruz-Diez about his dad’s inheritance and the way toward applying the ideas of Cruz-Diez’s deep rooted shading study to a Hublot watch. During the discussion, he brought up that throughout supporting in the making of the watch, he discovered that the watch community and workmanship community come from very surprising camps. The center appreciation for detail, craftsmanship, and feeling is absolutely there with the two communities, however the methodology is completely extraordinary. Gathering craftsmanship has always been an enthusiastic interaction, whereas the expansion of watches as a pastime and the community it brings – is generally later. Truly, beside various little makers, horology was treated as a modern pursuit. The objective in those days, generally, was to deliver an exact instrument as opposed to a piece of workmanship. The Cruz-Diez watch involves an irregular spot, as the execution of the watch requires a specific respect for the craftsman whose work established the framework for its execution, while additionally working within Hublot’s creation and assembling limitations. 


The minute hand is moored to the external advance of the dial, while the hour hand is secured to the internal advance of the dial, and as the hands move, so do the designed circles, making a kaleidoscope-like enhanced visualization. Part of Cruz-Diez’s commitment to the display experience is helping shift the experience from essentially being “thoughtful,” where one basically remains before the canvas or model and takes it in from one vantage point, to being kinetic, where the craftsmanship being referred to changes appearance as the spectator moves around the room. Watches naturally are scrutinizing. Any individual who has wound up gazing at their wrist without focusing on the time has encountered this. In any case, this specific Hublot positively underlines the kinetic part of Cruz-Diez’s way of thinking. In fact, the presence of the dial changes each small portion of a second, despite the fact that it isn’t exactly recognizable to the natural eye. Over a few minutes it absolutely is, however. Obviously, there is an easy route: Setting the time likewise gets rolling this optical illusion. 

The Basics

Brand: Hublot

Model: Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez

Reference Number: Ceramic: 511.CX.8900.VR.CZD19 Titanium: 511.NX.8900.VR.CZD19 King Gold: 511.OX.8900.VR.CZD19

Diameter: 45mm and 38mm models

Thickness: 45mm thickness: 10.45mm; 38mm thickness: 10.25mm

Case Material: Ceramic, Titanium, King Gold

Dial Color: Multi-colored

Water Resistance: 50M

Strap/Bracelet: Black elastic and calf

The Movement

Caliber: MHUB1100.H3

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds

Power Reserve: 42

Winding: Self-winding

Frequency: 28,800 Vph

Jewels: 21

Valuing & Availability

Price:  45mm: Ceramic: CHF 12,300, Titanium: CHF 10,300, King Gold CHF 25,300;  38mm:  Ceramic: CHF 10,900,  Titanium: CHF 9,300, King Gold: CHF 19,900

Availability: Hublot boutiques

Limited Edition:  Total 300: 125 titanium pieces, 50 King Gold pieces, and 125 dark ceramic pieces 

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