Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail

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"Using a new technology that has been developed in Switzerland, the origin of this tinted glass lies in the world of physics"

A modern tourbillon with an old world charm: the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail.

Drawing inspiration from stained glass windows, with their colorful translucency and skeleton-like metal providing the framework, Hublot incorporates this traditional art with modern watchmaking in the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail.

Using a new technology that has been developed in Switzerland, the origin of this tinted glass lies in the world of physics, where glass optics are used to filter out specific wavelengths and colors from the visible light spectrum.

Far more durable that traditional glass, this state-of-the-art glass manufactured by a specialist firm in Switzerland, where cutting-edge technology allows the glass elements to be laser-cut to the nearest micron, allowing them to perfectly be integrated with the kind of precision required in watchmaking.

The glass components in the Tourbillon Vitrail are firmly secured in place to the bridges and skeleton plate of the HUB6017 in-house manufactured and developed movement by O-rings, ensuring that that they remain intact when subjected to heat expansion and other atmospheric changes.

Because some of the glass elements are superimposed on top of one another due to the positions of the bridges and the top and bottom plates of the movement, the color intensity and translucency varies from one portion of he movement to another, producing a vibrant mosaic of colors.

The movement itself was designed with a contemporary, geometric architecture in mind, providing 15 openings to which the glass elements are applied. The manual-winding tourbillon movement is made up of 251 individual components, providing a power reserve of 5 days when fully wound.

Beyond the original Classic Fusion Tourbillon Vitrail models, the patented glass technology currently allows for ten translucent colors with multiple tones for each. The same technology can also be used to incorporate other materials into a watch movement such as wood, metal or even semi-precious stones, adding a whole new dimension to the “Art of Fusion” concept.

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