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Swiss replica watchmaker Hublot has joined forces with Italian menswear brand Berluti on limited edition Classic Fusion timepieces.

The collection features 250 pieces of the Berluti Scritto which uses tobacco-coloured leather and rose gold as well as 500 pieces of the Berluti All Black which features black leather and black ceramic.

“Style or nothing. After jeans and lace, we wanted to carry on exploring ways to dress our dials and bracelets with legendary textiles. Leather is a standard material in replica watchmaking for straps, but we wanted to go beyond the traditional approach to leather and work with THE most emblematic leather there is,” said Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe.

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“Working with Berluti was a natural choice. One of the major difficulties was the dial. Using a living material in a sealed case is very complicated. Finding the perfect balance between the nuances of the dial and the strap is also a challenge,” he said.

Berluti is known for selling leather goods to famous artists such as Frank Sinatra and Andy Warhol and has created bespoke leather straps and dials for the collection.

The Scritto strap, for example, is engraved with 18th century-inspired calligraphy, while the all black strap uses black leather marked with the Gaspard incision, a Berluti House signature. It also features a black leather dial signed by Berluti.

The replica watches come in matching presentation boxes.

Hublot announced its latest high-profile partnership — and introduced its newest limited-edition timepiece — on April 20, during New York’s Madison Avenue Watch Week. The new replica Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu is a totally redesigned version of the brand’s Big Bang Unico, with a dial design, and timekeeping system, inspired by the work of Swiss tattoo artist Maxime Büchi.

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The Big Bang Sang Bleu gets its francophone surname from the magazine and contemporary design brand that Buchi founded in 2006. The replica watches makes an immediate impression — with its sharply beveled lines and hexagonal bezel conferring a highly geometric, three-dimensional look, a key aesthetic in the tattoo art of Büchi, whose celebrity clients include Kanye West and Adam Lambert. This “glass-and-metal sculpture” design is enhanced by the matte black dial, with its wide, black satin-finished circular flange stamped with the hour numerals and minute indices, executed in a font created by Büchi’s own typeface-design agency.

As for the dial itself, and how one reads the time on it, one will notice that it lacks any type of conventional hours, minutes, or seconds hands. Instead, the time is displayed through the superimposing of three rhodium-plated, octagonal-shaped disks, a layout evoking again the design motifs of Büchi’s body art. The largest disc indicates the hours, while the smaller one on top of it marks the minutes. Making it possible to read the time are triangular tips, one each on the hours and minutes octagons, which are highlighted in white Super-LumiNova. The readout of the seconds is even more subtle, ticking away on the center of a black disk stamped with the Hublot “H” and the stylized hourglass motif of Sang Bleu.

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Of course, the wildly unconventional time display of the replica Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu necessitated a substantial overhaul of Hublot’s manufacture Unico caliber, which stripped it of its integrated chronograph function and added the three skeletonized, octagonal disks for the time indication. The movement, dubbed UNICO HUB1213, retains its automatic winding system, but the rotor has been redesigned so that its silhouette features triangular elements from the Sang Bleu logo. This revamped Unico caliber is composed of 255 parts, including 28 jewels, and stores a 72-hour power reserve.

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The watch’s 45-mm case is made of satin-finished and polished titanium and is engraved with Büchi’s signature geometric lines and shapes. The design motif continues seamlessly into the black calfskin strap, which is sewed onto rubber and hot-stamped in a gradient from black to gray. The rubber interior of the strap is also engraved with a Sang Bleu logo. The replica Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu is limited to 200 pieces and priced at $188.

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Hublot and The Replica Watch Gallery have embarked on a third collaboration together that has culminated in the launch of two limited edition timepieces.

The two replica watches – the £175 Classic Fusion and £195 Classic Fusion Chronograph 45mm – were unveiled at a special launch event held at London’s Ace Hotel.

Each model features satin-finished titanium cases and highly distinguishable H-shaped screws, while The Watch Gallery’s signature blue case-back adds a subtle yet unique design feature.

Hublot has fused titanium with a polished satin-finished black ceramic bezel. The blue trend continues in the blue sun-ray satin-finished dial, and also in the two blue straps supplied with the fake hublot watch – one rubber, and the other rubber-lined alligator.

The watch itself is powered by the HUB1143 automatic calibre and provides 42 hours of power reserve.

Benoît Lecigne, Hublot’s UK & eastern europe brand director, stated: “This third collaboration between Hublot and The Watch Gallery demonstrates how a partnership can be successful in the long run if both companies share the same values and common objectives. We have taken up the challenge of creating two limited edition timepieces that embody the Swiss Hublot spirit – the perfect mix between innovation and tradition – whilst expressing The Watch Gallery DNA – modernity and dynamism.”

Adrian Maronneau, director of buying and merchandising at The Watch Gallery, added: “Our limited edition bridges the gap between sports style and an elegant evening replica watch. The deep blue of the dial will perfectly complement any formal occasion while the fusion of the ceramic bezel and titanium case underline the toughness of the watch with a completely unique and fresh look.”

The Classic Fusion is replica Hublot’s contemporary elegant collection and is inspired by avant-garde designs first launched by the company in the early 1980s, shortly after it was founded. Hublot pioneered the use of gold with rubber, daringly fusing precious and industrial materials in a package that disrupted the replica watchmaking conventions of its time.

Despite only slight differences in the two limited edition models, they change the look of the watch considerably. The Chronograph has polished rhodium-plated hands and a blue chronograph second hand giving it a sports-led look whereas the Classic Fusion is more a classic approach to serve as the perfect everyday watch.

The replica watches are available throughout The Watch Gallery’s Hublot outlet at Selfridges London and Manchester, as well as at Westfield. They are also available online: http://www.lucypremium.co.uk

— An exclusive chat with the fastest man in the world at Hublot’s 5th Avenue store opening

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Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Usain Bolt at Hublot 5th Avenue Boutique Opening (Photo courtesy of Hublot).

Usain Bolt rarely takes a day off from his rigorous training in order to maintain his coveted spot as the fastest man in the world. Yesterday he made an exception as he spent the afternoon and evening off the track to attend the opening of Hublot’s Peter Marino-designed 5th Avenue flagship store and celebrate the replica watchmaker’s 10th anniversary at a bi-level blowout held in the rotunda of The Guggenheim Museum.

"NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19:  attends Hublot's celebration of the grand opening of it's Fifth Avenue Boutique in NYC on April 19, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hublot)"

Pelé, Ricardo Guadalupe, Usain Bolt, Peter Marino (Photo courtesy of Hublot).

Before prepping for his big night out, Mr. Bolt sat down for an exclusive chat at The Pierre Hotel as he snacked on Twizzlers. He was sporting, of course, his very own replica Hublot timepiece known as the “Big Bang Unico Usain Bolt.” It retails for a cool $180. “I didn’t pick out a fake watch today, but I came to launch my own,” he said as he held up both wrists to display both colorways of the timepiece. “Maybe later down the year I’ll get some more replica watches uk, but right now I’m just here to launch my own watch. I’m really happy with the way they made it, and I’m really proud to be an ambassador.”

"NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Olympic athlete Usain Bolt, watch detail, attends Hublot's celebration of the grand opening of it's Fifth Avenue Boutique in NYC on April 19, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hublot)"

Usain Bolt (Photo courtesy of Hublot).

Not surprisingly, the proud brand ambassador’s collection is comprised entirely of replica Hublot timepieces, but it is growing. “I just have Hublot replica,” he said with a laugh. “I have 12 now, and with these 2 new ones I have 14. I keep adding to my collection, and I think I’m eligible for 4 more at the end of the year, so we’re up to 18!” It will continue to grow as he is expected to win his final runs in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “When I win I definitely will buy a replica watch,” he said. “For me I always try to give myself gifts. I say, ‘If I run this fast’ or ‘If I make this bonus,’ then I will get this for myself. It all depends on what I do.”

"NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19:  Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt attends Hublot's celebration of the grand opening of it's Fifth Avenue Boutique in NYC on April 19, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Hublot)"

Usain Bolt (Photo courtesy of Hublot).

Beyond replica watches, he is a man of style when it counts. “I’m a simple type of person,” he said. “I don’t try to over-do it unless it’s a big function, but I like wearing suits. I think I look really good wearing suits. I like Gucci and Brioni tailored suits with a slim look, and they have to be custom made because I’m so tall. It’s hard to get the right fit sometimes.” Lucky for Mr. Bolt, he has no trouble fitting into any luxury replica watch that comes his way.

"NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19:  (L-R) Carlito Fuente, Pele, Ricardo Guadalupe, Usain Bolt, Peter Marino and Jean-Francois Sberro prepare to cut the ribbon at Hublot's celebration of the grand opening of it's Fifth Avenue Boutique in NYC on April 19, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hublot)"

Pelé, Usain Bolt, Peter Marino (Photo courtesy of Hublot).

Hublot Will Be The next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

If you don’t apperception paying through the adenoids for a new gadget, you’ll be stoked to apprentice Hublot Replica is acceptable entering the smartwatch space.

Swiss affluence watchmaker Hublot is currently a accessory of France’s LVMH. Tag Heuer belongs to the aforementioned ancestor company, and it fabricated account in the tech apple endure year if it apparent the Tag Heuer Connected. The Android Wear smartwatch costs about 5 times what the new Moto 360 goes for and bifold what the the gold Huawei Watch costs.

Now, Hublot wants to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon. It affairs to actualize a Swiss watch with affiliated technology, according to Jean-Claude Biver, the CEO of TAG Heuer Replica Watches and Hublot Replica Watches, who batten to Bloomberg during an account at the Baselworld watch fair. The controlling was bare on details, naturally, admitting said a Hublot smartwatch would affection sports-related functions.

Hublot may add acute functions to its Swiss watches in 2017 or 2018, acceptable authoritative it the next LVMH watch cast to do so, admitting we don’t apperceive for abiding if it’ll be an Android Wear watch at this point. LVMH-owned Zenith could aswell add acute functions to its watch lineups, Biver suggested.

All we apperceive is that TAG Heuer is a affluence watchmaker that alone a $1,500 Android Wear watch endure year and had to access up assembly to accommodated demand. Hublot now seems agog to try its luck – all at a time if Swiss watch exports accept acquaint their aboriginal anniversary abatement in years.

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MasterCard has appear it’s alive with NFC close WISeKey, which could see contactless payments appear to a host of top end watches.

WIseKey has already active agreements with Hublot and Bulgari to use its WIS.WATCH tech to ability wearable payments, but landing an acceding with MasterCard is a big footfall forward.

“Our accord with WISeKey is a abundant archetype of how payments functionality can bear added amount for a array of accessory manufacturers, and actualize safe and acceptable arcade adventures for their consumers,” said Sherri Haymond, chief carnality president, Digital Payments and Labs, MasterCard.

“Together, we are application our aggregate avant-garde technology and ability to transform the way humans pay for things.”

MasterCard has been active signing agreements to get its transaction tech into wearable devices. This latest accord with WIseKey comes off the aback of a accord with Coin at CES 2016, which could see it ability payments on Moov, Atlas Wristband and Omate smartwatches.

Contactless wearable payments has exploded aback endure year’s MWC, with Samsung aswell announcement a added amplification of its own transaction system. And it seems the archetypal Swiss watch apple could yield acting aboriginal into the apple of wearables by amalgam payments.