Designed by pop artist Romero Britto and executed in champlevé enamel, the Hublot Classic Fusion Enamel Britto puts the Brazilian artist’s recognisable motifs on the wrist.
With his brightly coloured and easily digestible works, Romero Britto’s work has proliferated across countries and products, ranging from sculpture and painting to hardshell luggage. And now it has inevitably made it to Baselworld, with the Hublot Classic Fusion Enamel Britto. The dial is designed by Britto, in his typical mix pop art and Cubism, and then created using in fired enamel. The dial is created with the champlevé enamel technique, which starts with the white gold dial disc being stamped with the outline of the motif (historically the design is hand-engraved). Each of the cells in the stamped design are then filled with enamel. Filling in the design is done one colour at a time, with each colour being fired in an oven after application. That means several trips to the oven are necessary to create a dial that is vivid, glossy and fade resistant.
This has the standard, 45 mm Classic Fusion case with a black composite resin insert under the bezel. It’s equipped with the Classico HUB1302 movement, a slim, hand-wound calibre with the seconds at seven o’clock.
Two versions are available, the first is in black ceramic in a limited edition of 50 pieces with a price of US$39,100, and the second is 30 pieces in platinum for US$67,800.Back to top.