Classic Fusion Cathedral Minute Repeater

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"A Grand Complication timepiece that is both highly exclusive and intriguingly complex."
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A feast for the eyes and music for the ears: the Classic Fusion Cathedral Minute Repeater

Watches with striking complications such as the minute repeater have long been regarded as the most coveted of all grand complications. Going beyond the traditional minute repeater, Hublot has created a movement specifically for the traditional Classic Fusion case that can tell the time on-demand by striking with two reverberant chimes, known as a cathedral minute repeater.

Housed in a Titanium or King Gold case, the wearer is offered an unobstructed view of the Cathedral Minute Repeater’s HUB8001 in-house developed and manufactured movement from the dial side of the watch. This striking movement also features a tourbillon escapement for optimum accuracy and consists of 319 individually hand-assembled components from plates and bridges to gongs and screws; all finished to the highest standards in haute horlogerie including chamfered and polished edges on the bridges, polished screw-heads, and a circular-graining perlage pattern on the main plate.

In a cathedral minute repeater, the gong is twice the length of that in a standard minute repeater and produces a louder and more harmonious chime, making it a rare and prized complication among horology aficionados.

In the large majority of watches with a minute repeater or other chiming complications, the activation “slider” is found protruding out of the side of the case, throwing off the overall balance and proportions of the design. With the Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater however, the sliding trigger has been ingeniously incorporated into the case design by the integrated bezel lug on the left-hand side of the case, preserving the timeless elegance of the Classic Fusion.

Requiring several weeks to complete by a single watchmaker, the Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater is a Grand Complication timepiece that is both highly exclusive and intriguingly complex.

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