Last year, hublot watches automatic Replica declared its partnership with Chelsea Football Club in the English Premier League. Along with that announcement, they also unveiled the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC view, which was the first watch made in collaboration with Chelsea and also the official watch of the club. Now, a year after, Hublot and Chelsea have teamed up for a different view, and here it is, the Hublot Big Bang Chelsea FC.Football (or soccer, if you’re American) is one of the world’s most popular and watched sports. As a result, football has become a significant marketing device for Hublot. Hublot was also the official timekeeper of the 2014 World Cup and are the official timekeeper of the 2018 World Cup, which will occur next year in Russia.The new Hublot Big Bang Chelsea FC is based on the popular 44mm Big Bang and includes a generous splash of blue, the official color of Chelsea Football Club. It sports a 44mm satin-finished stainless steel case and a glowing blue bezel made out of carbon fiber and Texalium. The bezel is held in place by Hublot’s distinct H-shaped screws, which can be made from polished titanium. The crowns and chronograph pushers are stainless steel and include black rubber inserts. At 3 o’clock you’ve got the 30-minute counter for the chronograph, and at 12 o’clock you have the 12-hour counter to get the chronograph.
Having debuted Berluti’s leather on the dial of the time-only Classic Fusion last year, Hublot is once again using the Parisian shoemaker’s signature material, this time on a chronograph.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti uses Berluti’s Venezia Scritto leather that’s laser-engraved with calligraphy for the dial and strap.
Two apertures have been cut into the leather of the dial to accommodate the chronograph registers, while the hour markers are embossed batons.
The 45mm case is available in either 18k King Gold or black ceramic, matched with brown or black leather respectively. The movement inside is the HUB1143, which is an ETA 2893.
Like the first Berluti edition, the chronograph is packaged in a large Berluti-leather covered box that also contains a shoe care set comprised of brushes, creams and a mitten.
Price and availability
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto King Gold is priced at SFr34,900 or S$52,200, while the Scritto All Black is SFr15,900 or S$23,800. Each version is limited to 250 pieces, and both will reach stores between the end of May and start of June 2017.