HUBLOT – CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH BOL D’OR MIRABAUD 2017
LIKE A BOAT ON THE WATER
For the 5th year running, the watchmaker from Nyon is celebrating the most prestigious fresh water regatta in the world. A unique occasion to create a limited edition watch in homage to the race.
Organised by the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is a legendary sailing race that has taken place every year in June on Lake Geneva since 1939. For the 79th year, with 500 single- and multi-hulled boats competing, and for the 5th year in a row, Hublot is celebrating this mythical regatta and has made a limited edition watch for the occasion: the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol D’Or Mirabaud 2017. With just 79 pieces available, this timepiece borrows its deep blue colour from the waters of Lake Geneva.
As light as a boat’s hull plunging through the waves, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2017 features a 45mm-wide titanium case. The metal armour, with titanium crown and monopushers, is watertight down to 50m, while its blue background is adorned with the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2017 logo. A ceramic blue bezel fitted with six titanium screws encircles the case, completed by a pair of lugs made of composite resin in the colour of the lake.
The dial is covered in blue texalium, a fibre-glass-based material coated with a fine layer of aluminium and resulting, here, in a texture similar to carbon. The applied indices and silver stick-shaped hands at the centre echo the metal subdials.
At the heart of the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2017 is the calibre HUB1143. This self-winding mechanical movement has a rhythm of 28,800 vibrations an hour and provides a power reserve of around 42 hours. The calibre drives the hour functions (the hours and minutes at the centre), the calendar function (the date at 6 o’clock) and the chronograph (seconds at the centre, minutes at 9 o’clock and hours at 3 o’clock).
Price: 12,400 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin