INFINITELY BLUE – A MUCH-ANTICIPATED COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO CREATIVE FIREBRANDS

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Categories: Partnership, News & Events, Innovation
Classic Fusion Chronograph Garage Italia
Garage Italia with collaboration branding
Unveiling of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia with Garage Italia CEO and Ricardo Guadalupe
Speech during the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia
Atmosphere of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia event
Guests at the Hublot x Garage Italia event
Unveiling of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia on stage
Classic Fusion Garage Italia on paper background
Classic Fusion Garage Italia on the side on light blue background
Classic Fusion Garage Italia on blue car background
Classic Fusion Garage Italia in the Garage Italia material collection
Dial close-up and front view of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia
Classic Fusion Garage Italia - Side view
1/12 | Garage Italia with collaboration branding
2/12 | Unveiling of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia with Garage Italia CEO and Ricardo Guadalupe
3/12 | Speech during the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia
4/12 | Atmosphere of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia event
5/12 | Guests at the Hublot x Garage Italia event
6/12 | Unveiling of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia on stage
7/12 | Classic Fusion Garage Italia on paper background
8/12 | Classic Fusion Garage Italia on the side on light blue background
9/12 | Classic Fusion Garage Italia on blue car background
10/12 | Classic Fusion Garage Italia in the Garage Italia material collection
11/12 | Dial close-up and front view of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia
12/12 | Classic Fusion Garage Italia - Side view

Behind this gentle blend of cool blues burns an ardent artistic collaboration between Garage Italia and Hublot. This marks the start of a brand new collaboration with no shortage of projects for the future, and the first of a three-part concept entitled "Sky, Earth, Sea". Enthusiasts will recognise the idiosyncratic style of Lapo Elkann and the innovative approach of the Haute Horlogerie brand, fused within a diameter of 45 mm. This collector's timepiece will be available from May 2019 in a limited edition of just 100 pieces.

Dial close-up and front view of the Classic Fusion Garage Italia

The conquest of the infinite Sky, Earth and Sea... the ultimate adventurer's dream is brought to life in Lapo Elkann's workshop. Perfectly interpreting Garage Italia's codes to make them our own is a principle that underpins all of our developments, and none more so than this one. The bezel in sky blue ceramic is an exclusive marker of this approach.
Ricardo Guadalupe
CEO of HUBLOT

Garage Italia marries traditional expertise with Italian excellence in a contemporary style which is often ground-breaking – my vision of la Dolce Vita. Pushing the limits of possibility – a freedom and a mindset that align us with Hublot.
Lapo Elkann
FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF GARAGE ITALIA

Guests at the Hublot x Garage Italia event

What challenge could be more inspiring for these pioneers of style and performance than conceptualising the immensity of the sky, the earth and the sea? Hublot and the Italian design team have completely revamped the chronograph movement, adorning it with the signature symbols of the Milanese brand. Encircled by the first ever bezel in sky blue ceramic, the dial wraps the Italian logo in undulating shades of azure that recall the deep waters of far-flung archipelagos. The ceramic case, decked out entirely in Garage Italia blue, complements the full rubber strap finely patterned with imaginary ocean waves.

Who better to evoke the theme of the elements than Lapo Elkann, his team and their ideas lab, a custom shop where style meets the transcendence of movement in the ceaseless pursuit of perfection. Exploration, innovation and technological feats galvanise and attune the innate passion of these two partners driven by the challenges they constantly address, and in which they love to lose themselves.

Classic Fusion Garage Italia - Side view

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

REFERENCE
521.EX.7170.RX.GIT19 - Limited to 100 pieces

CASE
Polished and satin-finished ceramic in light and dark blue
Diameter: 45 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

CASE BACK
Polished navy blue ceramic

BEZEL
Polished and satin-finished sky blue ceramic

DIAL
Satin-finished blue Italia Independent dial at 3 o'clock Sky blue hands

MOVEMENT
HUB1143: Unico Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Power reserve: 42 hours

STRAP & BUCKLE
Strap in navy blue striated rubber with titanium deployant buckle

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