In stores now, this newest Hublot timepiece will knock your socks off. While it is not the first watch brand to team up with a bespoke menswear or leather house, Hublot is the first to team up wit the 120-year-old Berluti House of custom leather and clothing. Together they have designed the first watch with a bespoke leather dial from the Maison.
Since its founding 120 years ago, the Parisian-born Berluti has created some of the most sumptuous leather shoes and treasures in the world – accomplishing an unparalleled patina via hand massaging with specialty oils and waxes.
The brand utilizes that same art of patina when it comes to the making of the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto watch dials and straps. Each dial is a unique piece of art. As such just 250 pieces will be made in the Scritto 18-karat King Gold version (approximately $30,000).
There is also an all-black Classic Fusion Berluti with black ceramic case that is being built in a limited edition of 500 pieces (approximately $15,000). The matching straps are also made of the brand’s signature Venezia leather and the Scritto version is engraved with 18th century calligraphy. The watches are sold in a Berluti Scritto shoeshine box.
On first look, the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti watch is a real stunner. The 18-karat King Gold version with the Scritto leather strap and dial — with script writing on it — is the one that is bound to capture everyone’s attention. The leather, with real vintage look, has such a rich and inviting appeal that it is hard to put it down. Additionally, the watch is the perfect size even for a smaller wrist.