Classic Fusion Aero Chronograph

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"Allowing the wearer to admire the inner workings of his or her watch."
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The Classic Fusion with a modern edge.

The “Aero” design was first introduced in the Big Bang collection with the concept being to create a “semi-skeleton” watch, where the dial was open and integrated onto the chronograph mechanism of the movement, allowing the wearer to admire the inner workings of his or her watch. A staple design for Hublot, the “Aero” look takes on an entirely different form in the Classic Fusion.

Available in a number of materials including Titanium, Ceramic and King Gold, the 45mm Classic Fusion case features brushed and polished surface finishes with smooth rounded lines on the sides recalling the original Hublot watches from the early 1980s. The chronograph’s pronounced pushers are rectangular and done in the same material as the rest of the case.

The Classic Fusion Aero chronograph’s open-worked dial takes cues from both the original Aero Bang in the Big Bang case, as well as the Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon’s movement with it’s angular and visually symmetrical bridge layout, tastefully combining classical and avant-garde aesthetics.

The dial is a sapphire glass set with seemingly floating applied baton hour markers and chapter rings, giving a sense of depth and volume to the symmetrical ruthenium-finished open chronograph module beneath. In place of using a traditional date wheel, Hublot have created a metal “skeleton” date wheel where the metal is cut out around the numerals is discretely displayed at the 6 o’clock position.

The Classic Fusion Aero Chronograph also serves as a canvas to a host of limited edition pieces created with Hublot partners and ambassadors, where the open dial allows for a number of special decorations and color treatments.

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