The fear of ceramic watches is real, some testify they have dropped theirs and the watch had no scratch. Others do not have positive stories — the problem with ceramic is that it doesn’t get scratched but it does shatter.
Jean-Claude Biver called it the best material for a watch – he might know since his daily wear actually is a 2005 Big Bang Monopusher Chronograph… in ceramic.
Richard Orlinski is a “world’s bestselling contemporary French artist,” specifically a sculptor. Hublot are very good at collaborating with people who aren’t part of the watch industry and this usually pays off.
The ttold Orlinksi: “take our Classic Fusion, don’t make it larger or smaller… just kind of re-sculpt it, okay? You’re a sculptor, after all.” And this is what he did, the resulting Classic fusion case has numerous curves, edges, extra angles and panes.
The artist has designed a watch on the frontier of vintage and neo-futurist styles.
50m or 5 ATM
STRAP & CLASP
Black Smooth Rubber Straps
Black Ceramic and Black-plated Stainless Steel Deployant Buckle Clasp