Ultra-Thin

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“An art in itself, the creation of ultra-thin timepieces calls for specialized know-how specific to manufacturing exceptionally slim movements and consequently slim cases.”

A touch of elegance and finesse in the Art of Fusion

In the world of mechanical watches, nothing exudes elegance like an ultra-thin watch. An art in itself, the creation of ultra-thin timepieces calls for specialized know-how specific to manufacturing exceptionally slim movements and consequently slim cases.

While there’s no official definition as to what dimensions classify a watch as “ultra-thin”, it is generally accepted that the total watch should be proportionately slim to the case profile.

From a more technical point of view, the creation of ultra-thin movements requires the design and development of new movements, where both the architecture as well as the thickness of individual components must allow for a minimal overall height. This can be particularly challenging, as the movement has to remain slim without compromising robustness and accuracy as a result of slimmer, more delicate parts.

The endeavor of creating ultra-thin timepieces only becomes more challenging as further functions and complications are added to the equation, including calendars, power reserve indications, automatic winding and even tourbillon escapements.

Using cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and machinery, the Hublot manufacture is able to create components for ultra-thin movements that are precise to a single micron, opening a world of endless possibilities in movement design and implementation.

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