Hublot Classic Fusion gets the Carlos Cruz-Diez colour treatment

Limited-run watch is the final project from the late artist

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Hublot has announced a limited-run version of its Classic Fusion watch, with a clever new face designed by the late Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez.

One of the greatest colour theorists of the twentieth century, Cruz-Diez designed a unique face for the new watch which plays with colour as every minute ticks by.

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The dial sits on two levels which are treated in saturated Pantone colours. The hour hand sits on the first level and the minute hand sets on a second level beneath; each of these levels turns a transparent disc with black lines printed on it.

As the two discs turn through the day, the multi-coloured pattern on the dial changes and evolves with every passing second throughout the day. The calfskin strap features a similar multi-coloured design, and Cruz-Diez’s signature is featured on the case back.

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The Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez is offered in two sizes, 38mm and 45mm, and both are available in three materials: Ceramic, titanium and gold. All models features a sapphire crystal case back, through which you can admire the 21-jewel, caliber MHUB1100.H self-winding manual movement, which has a power reserve of 42 hours.

The collection is priced from CHF 9,300 to CHF 25,300 (approximately £7,300 to £19,800), and production numbers are strictly limited. Hublot says it will produce just 300 examples in total, consisting of 125 in titanium, 125 in black ceramic, and 50 in gold.

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