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Hublot pays tribute to the unmatched artisanal work of the cigar maker Arturo Fuente with this limited edition of its emblematic Classic Fusion model.

It required passion, self-sacrifice and the desire to achieve perfection in order to push Fuente cigars to the pinnacle of world tobacco production. Since its creation in Cuba in 1912, the "Tabacalera Arturo Fuente y Compañia" business has survived all pitfalls—a forced departure from Cuba following the Castroists’ arrival in power, exile both in Florida and in Nicaragua—to eventually set up in the Dominican Republic, where its planters and rollers finally found a terroir that measured up to their immense talent. It was here, at the beginning of the eighties, that Carlito Fuente, worthy descendant of the founder, Arturo, chose to set up his cigar factory, against everyone’s advice. It was a gamble that paid off: one hundred and five years after its birth, the Fuente brand has found its rightful place, by competing with and then surpassing the best Cuban cigar producers.

"This new creation is meant as a tribute to the workmanship, a celebration of human capital, to the precision and finesse necessary both to produce excellent cigars and watchmaking. In this aspect, we feel very close to the Fuente family."

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

Enter the watchmaker Hublot. During the centenary of Arturo Fuente cigars in 2012, the two brands decided to become partners, brought together by their shared desire, each in their own field, to stretch the demonstration of excellence. This union has already produced several watch collections as well as different charitable initiatives to help the Dominican population through the Fuente Family Foundation. A new creation now pays tribute to this common love of fine craftsmanship: the Hublot Classic Fusion Fuente Limited Edition watch. This new release will come in three models produced in limited editions.

"My family and I are very moved by the motifs sported by this new Hublot-Fuente model. I consider them as a tribute to our emotional connection to the land, to the terroirs that enable us to make our cigars and to our origins. Once again, it honours the shared values of the Fuente tabacalera and the Hublot manufacture."

Carlito Fuente, CEO of Arturo Fuente

Using the famous Classic Fusion 45mm diameter case, the first of the models comes in King Gold, a unique alloy developed by the Hublot house and combining gold and ceramic. Made from this precious material, the case, bezel and crown are finely engraved, paying tribute to the Fuente house. The case presents a drawing of tobacco leaves whereas the bezel reproduces a motif reminiscent of the earthenware tiles adorning the floors of the old colonial houses of Havana and incorporating the letter X, emblem of the Fuente family.

The back of the watch is engraved with an illustration evoking Güines, the town in the province of Havana where the history of the Fuente family took root. Displaying gold plated appliques, its dial comes in burgundy colour, a tonality also used on its deployant buckle clasp strap in rubber-lined alligator skin. Fifty pieces of this version will be produced. Fifty pieces of this version will be produced.

The second variation has sublime livery in brushed titanium. It features the same fine chasings as the King Gold model and a blue tint for its dial and strap. 100 numbered pieces will be produced.

The third version uses bronze, a fine alloy whose reflections evolve over time, beautifully matching the tone of green chosen for its strap and its dial. 100 pieces of this final version will also be made.

All three editions will be fitted with the HUB1112 calibre, an automatic movement operating at a frequency of 28'800 A/h and with a 42-hour power reserve. They will be officially unveiled by Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, during Fuente’s Asian Tour.


511.BZ.6680.LR.OPX17 (Bronze) – Limited to 100 pieces
511.NX.6670.LR.OPX17 (Titanium) – Limited to 100 pieces
511.OX.6670.LR.OPX17 (King Gold) – Limited to 50 pieces

45 mm

Water Resistance
5 ATM (50m)

Engraved and black brushed Bronze or titanium or King Gold

Engraved and black brushed Bronze or titanium or King Gold

HUB1112 caliber, self-winding movement

Power reserve
42 Hours

Black rubber and green or blue or burgundy vintage alligator with green or blue or burgundy stitching

Black brushed Bronze or stainless steel (Titanium) or King Gold and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

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