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Hublot Classic Fusion 45 mm Fuente 20th Anniversary Special Edition


La partnership tra la manifattura orologiera di Nyon e quella di sigari Arturo Fuente iniziò nel 2012 in occasione del centenario della fondazione della Maison Fuente. Per celebrare i primi vent’anni del sigaro Fuente Fuente Opus X, Hublot presenta tre orologi Hublot Classic Fusion 45 mm Fuente 20th Anniversary Special Edition (45 mm x 10,95 mm) che saranno prodotti in serie limitate di 20 esemplari ciascuna.

Il primo orologio è proposto con una cassa in ceramica nera satinata al pari della lunetta (Ref. 511.CX.6689.LR.OPX16, 13.400 euro). Il quadrante blu, con lancette e indici placcati in oro rosa e dicitura “20 Years” visibile a ore 6, è adornato con la famosa X che arricchisce gli anelli del leggendario sigaro e che qui, per l’occasione, raddoppia. Sul fondello è incisa l’immagine della famiglia Fuente con la dicitura Chateau de la Fuente, Fuente Fuente Opus X 20 Years oltre al numero di serie dell’edizione limitata del modello. Il suo cinturino è in alligatore nero cucito su caucciù.

Il secondo modello (Ref. 511.NX.6679.LR.OPX16, 14.400 euro) presenta una cassa, in titanio spazzolato come la lunetta, finemente cesellata con incisioni che riproducono motivi di foglie di tabacco intrecciate a formare la lettera X. Le incisioni sul retro sono in parte laccate di blu. Il cinturino è in pelle di alligatore grigio cucito su caucciù, con impunture blu a contrasto. E’ chiuso con una fibbia déployante in acciaio inox placcato nero.

La terza versione è in King Gold (Ref. 511.OX.6689.GR.OPX16, 30.000 euro) e ripropone le medesime incisioni e decori del modello in titanio con l’aggiunta di un cinturino color marrone.

Tutti e tre i quadranti, con sfumatura dal blu opaco al marrone, sono protetti da vetro zaffiro antiriflesso.

Le tre Limited Edition, che verranno consegnate in un humidor, sono animate dal calibro automatico HUB1112 (63 componenti, 28.800 a/h, 42 ore riserva di marcia).

When a cigar maker fuses with a watchmaker!
“For any cigar connoisseur, the Fuente Fuente Opus X is an absolute
reference, as much in terms of its remarkable flavour as in the quality
of its execution. A quest for the finest products and for manufacturing
excellence with which we at Hublot totally identify. We are very happy to
be able to join in the celebrations of the two decades of this exceptional
puro through our third collaboration with the Arturo Fuente house.
A partnership that is rolling along nicely!”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot
“The rarest cigar in the world” according to purists, the Fuente Fuente Opus X is celebrating its
20th anniversary. It started in 1980 when Carlos Fuente set up his cigar factory in the Dominican
Republic, near the town of Santiago against everyone’s advice. It was here where, after several
attempts, he and his family succeeded in growing tobacco plants that produced wrapper leaf of the
highest quality, with a uniquely powerful and rich flavour. He was profoundly confident of achieving
this result as the place bore a strange resemblance to the “Pinar del Rio”, the valley in which the
best tobacco is grown in Cuba. Thus was born the “Chateau de la Fuente”, the first of the Fuente
factories on Hispaniola, the continuity of the Fuente & Cie business that his grandfather had
founded in Cuba in 1912.
To celebrate this success, he decided to produce the king of cigars, for which no
concession would be made in terms of quality: the Fuente Fuente Opus X. This began with the
labour: before being authorised to work on this project, the “torcedores”—the cigar rollers—had to
undergo an additional 10 months of specific training. They had to be capable of meeting Don
Fuente’s requirements: the cigar had to be composed of 9 leaves of tobacco, while other factories
would make do with 5 for their prestigious models (one for the wrapper, one for the binder and then
3 more leaves for the filler, the heart of the cigar). Once rolled, they were then “laid down” for at
least 2 years before export to let their different aromas blend harmoniously through maturation.
Carlos Fuente shares the inspiration that guided him: “I wanted to reproduce something that
already existed in my memory. I wanted to go back in time, to my childhood. I wanted to go back to
the happiest episodes of my life. I wanted my grandfather to be proud of me, my father too, and for
my children to be so too one day. It was something that I owed to myself to do.” 20 years later, the
Fuente Fuente Opus X has achieved success among connoisseurs, who fall over
themselves to get hold of it.

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“A perfect construction, exquisite aromas associated with a
century of tradition: this is what the Fuente Fuente Opus X cigar
represents for us. We would like to thank the Hublot watchmaking
manufacture for joining us to celebrate this anniversary in the best
possible way by launching its three exceptional timepieces and
we hope to continue to be associated with this
Swiss Made quality.”
Carlito Fuente, CEO Arturo Fuente
The partnership between the watchmaker in Nyon and the Arturo Fuente cigar maker first saw the
light in 2012, on the occasion of the Fuente Foundation’s centenary. It is the result of a friendship
between the men presiding over the destiny of two houses which share common values of meticulousness,
manufacture, selection of the finest materials, production organised into workshops and,
of course the quest for excellence. This partnership has already produced two horological creations.

It is therefore perfectly natural today for Hublot to choose to join the 20th anniversary celebrations
for the Opus X, by launching three commemorative watches in limited editions, marking the third
collaboration between the two brands. These three Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Fuente 20th
Anniversary Special Edition models will be limited to a production of 20 watches each.
The first has a 45-mm case in satin-finished black ceramic. Its bezel is cut from the same material.
Its sumptuous blue dial is adorned with the famous X decorating the rings of the legendary puro,
doubled for the occasion to become the number 20 in Roman numerals. It is topped by red gold
plated hands and indexes with a “20 Years” mention apposed at 6 o’clock. Its back is engraved
with an exclusive illustration of the Fuente family with the “Château de la Fuente, Fuente Fuente
Opus X 20 Years” mention, as well the model’s limited edition series number. Its black alligator
strap is lined with rubber to provide the wearer greater comfort.
The second version has sublime livery in brushed titanium. Its case and bezel are finely embossed
with engravings reproducing tobacco leaf motifs interlinked into the letter X. The engravings on its
back are partially lacquered in blue. The strap in grey alligator, with a deployant buckle clasp, is
stitched in blue and is also lined with rubber.
The third version is in King Gold, the precious red gold developed by the Hublot house. It has the
same engravings and features as the titanium model, while adding a brown strap.
All three feature the HUB1112 calibre, an automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
They are delivered in a case that serves as a humidor, a cigar box specially designed by Hublot so
as to regulate the humidity and allow the correct conservation of the modules.

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International Media Relations  Annabelle Galley  a.galley@hublot.ch
References 511.CX.6689.LR.OPX16 (Ceramic) – Limited edition to 20 pieces
511.NX.6679.LR.OPX16 (Titanium) – Limited edition 20 pieces
511.OX.6689.GR.OPX16 (King Gold) – Limited edition to 20 pieces
Diameter 45 mm
Thickness 10.95mm
Water Resistance 5 ATM (50m)
Case Polished and satin finished black ceramic(Ceramic)
Engraved and black brushed titanium (Titanium)
Engraved and black brushed King gold (King Gold)
Bezel Lug Blue composite resin
Screws « H » Polished 18k red gold (Ceramic), or titanium (Titanium and King Gold)
Glass Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown Polished black ceramic (Ceramic), with HUBLOT logo
Engraved and black brushed titanium (Titanium)
Engraved and black brushed King gold (King Gold)
Case back Polished black ceramic and 18k red gold engraved, lacquered and brushed insert
Engraved and black brushed titanium, lacquered on center (Titanium)
Engraved and black brushed King gold, lacquered on center (King Gold)
Engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + “N°XX/20”
Designed and created by Manny Iriarte (Iriarte Photography & Design Inc.)
Dial Gradient mat blue to brown with FUENTE 20th ANNIVERSARY decor
Polished 18k red gold (Ceramic & King Gold)) or rhodium (Titanium) plated appliques
Special “XX” applique at 12 o’clock
Hands Polished 18k red gold (Ceramic & King Gold) or rhodium (Titanium) plated hands
Red lacquered on the tip of the second hand
Movement HUB1112, self-winding movement
No of Components 63 (21 rubies)
Frequency 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve 42 Hours
Strap & Buckle Blue rubber and black (Ceramic) or grey (Titanium) or brown (King Gold) alligator
with black (Ceramic), blue (Titanium) or brown (King Gold) stitching
Black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp + 18k red gold screws (Ceramic)
Black brushed stainless steel and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle
clasp (Titanium)
Black brushed King gold and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
(King Gold)