Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail (Stained Glass)
by Kyle Stults on April 02, 2014
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Baselworld 2014…

Hublot Stained Glass Dial watch hands-on via Hublot

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail Stained Glass

Here is an interesting take on Hublot and its “Art of Fusion”!  The inspiration behind this watch was simple: a stained glass window – essentially it’s a series of frames filled with colored glass.  Take this concept and apply to a skeleton watch.  In this watch there are about 15 small spaces housing a sliver of (Swiss-made) stained glass (“Vitrail” tranlsates to English as “stained glass” by the way).  The pieces are secured with O-rings which grip the glass, ensuring that it does not break through heat expansion.

Hublot Blue Stained Glass Black Ceramic case Tourbillon

According to Hublot it is  actually a very high-tech, glass which is used in physics to filter the different frequencies or colors of light. As such, its color will not fade over time.  As you see here, the first 4 references in this collection come in red or blue tones.  But the future possibilities are myriad.  “thousands of possible colour combinations, potentially guaranteeing each customer a unique watch” Hublot says.

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail (Stained Glass)

45mm black ceramic or titanium case, hand-wound Hublot manufacture caliber HUB6017 (skeleton tourbillon, 5-day power reserve)

502.NX.0001.LR – Tourbillon Titanium Red Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches
502.CX.0001.LR – Tourbillon Ceramic Red Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches
502.NX.0003.LR – Tourbillon Titanium Blue Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches
502.CX.0003.LR – Tourbillon Ceramic Blue Vitrail, Limited edition – 20 watches

Hublot Red Stained Glass Tourbillon Watch

Hublot Blue Stained Glass Tourbillon Watch

Interesting, though niche, concept — will be interesting to see where Hublot goes with this.

first pic credit: Hublot