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HUBLOT – CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH BOL D’OR MIRABAUD 2017

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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.

hublot classic fusion chrono bom closeup

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.

hublot classic fusion chrono bom caseback

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

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