October 31, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland-The 14th Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the most authoritative Swiss watch industry, finally unveiled the winning watch The mysterious veil of which the Swiss top watch brand HUBLOT Hublot Classic Fusion Cathedral Minute Tourbillon won the ‘Best Striking Watch’ award with an overwhelming advantage.
Hublot Global President Ricardo Guadalupe received the award at the Grand Theatre in Geneva and proudly stated: ‘The award of the ‘Best Timekeeping Award’ of this time in Geneva The words are very important! I am very proud to receive the award on behalf of the brand, especially on this large complication watch. This watch fully embodies the essence of the brand: in addition to the modern appearance of the Hublot style It is also equipped with a Hublot self-made movement with three complex processes of high-end timepieces-the Cathedral Reed Tourbillon movement is independently developed and manufactured by the Hublot Complex Watches Department for 24 months, with very few manufacturing Watch factories dare to challenge. ‘
‘The award is a recognition of our hard work and increasingly sophisticated watchmaking skills. Although we are still a young and dynamic watchmaking brand, the recognition of this award fully affirms Hublot’s independent research and development and high-complexity watchmaking. Great progress has been made. The success of the classic Fusion Cathedral three-question tourbillon is the best evidence. ‘Ricardo Guadalupe said,’ I hope to meet with the chairman of Hublot’s board of directors and the president of LVMH Group’s watch department. Jean-Claude Biver and all employees of Hublot share this high honor. Thank you very much for the affirmation and reputation given by the judges of the Geneva Watchmaking Awards!
Hublot won four important GPHG awards at the “Geneva Haute Horlogerie”:
2005-Big Bang series, won the ‘Best Design Award’
2007-Classic fusion ‘$ 1 million’ watch won the ‘Best Jewelry Watch Award’
2009 – Big Bang Million Dollar Black Caviar Won the ‘Best Jewellery Watch Award’
2014-Classic Fusion Cathedral Minute Repeat Tourbillon wins ‘Best Timekeeping Award’
The fourteenth “Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards” GPHG in 2014-All Hublot nominations include:
Legacy MP-05 LaFerrari, nominated for ‘Best Complex Function Table’
Classic Fusion Cathedral Minutes Tourbillon, nominated for ‘Best Timepiece’
Classic fusion Aero skeleton chronograph Bailey limited watch, nominated for ‘Best Sports Watch’
Hublot launched the second Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon in 2014, equipped with a new 100% Hublot cathedral-made two-spring tourbillon movement. Since its inception, Hublot’s design and self-produced movements have been ‘forward in a different way.’ With this insistence, Hublot officially launched the second Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch, which perfectly shows the wonderful balance between watchmaking art and contemporary dynamic design. The 45mm diameter classic fusion case is equipped with a dual high-complexity movement, deepening Hublot’s understanding of the fusion of tradition and modernity.
Since the advent of Hublot’s first Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch in 2010, the R & D team composed of micromechanical engineers and watchmakers has continued to relentlessly adhere to the comprehensive transformation and optimization of the movement. After 24 months of research and development, this large complex watch was finally completed-completely inheriting the Hublot DNA, and all the design, development and production work was done by Hublot.
Through the sapphire mirror, the tourbillon escapement and minute repeater of the HUB8001 manual winding mechanical movement are clearly visible. Most noteworthy are the newly designed time setting function and the classic tourbillon device (with a 13.6-mm diameter frame and one revolution per minute). In addition, the design of the bridge on the side of the movement dial ensures the stable structure of the tourbillon. Splints, ratchet cams and springs, racks and hammers, gongs and snail wheels, frames, gears, jewel bearings, screws-precision assembly of up to 319 parts of the watch is a decorative element, forming a unique aesthetic, complemented With rose gold or rhodium-plated hands and different case materials, it is even more exquisite.
The classic fusion three-question tourbillon watch presents a feast of technology. Its non-professional and cannot be made, only a few watchmaking factories can reach it. The perfect integration of the three-question slider with the left lug means that it is no longer only an accessory as before, but instead achieves the perfect unity of function and appearance. The Hublot Cathedral Gong has attracted the attention of connoisseurs for its extremely clear sound. At the same time, it has a power reserve of up to 5 days and a water-resistant depth of 30 meters. This outstanding achievement has made it popular with connoisseurs. In addition, the sound of the gongs is no longer dependent on the air, but through the resonance of the case material.
This watch has a beautiful 45 mm diameter, gorgeous and ruddy visual effects derived from the king gold (containing 5% platinum alloy material) produced by Hublot, this time also introduced titanium style. Finally, the alligator-skin rubber strap and folding clasp all show its comfort, flexibility and durability.
Classic Fusion Cathedral Minutes Tourbillon
Serial No. 504.OX.0180.LR-King Gold (Limited Edition) 50 pieces
504.NX.0170.LR-Titanium (limited edition) 99 pieces
Case ‘Classic Fusion’-45mm diameter-18K King Gold or Titanium
Bezel 18K King Gold or Titanium with 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws, Countersunk, Polished and Locked
Table mirror Sapphire mirror with anti-reflective coating
Lugs black synthetic resin
Crown 18K King Gold or Titanium Engraved Letter H is Hublot
Case back 18K King Gold or Titanium with bottom sapphire mirror, anti-reflective coating on the inside,
Water resistance: 3 standard atmospheric pressure, about 30 meters underwater
Dial Sapphire mirror, polished gold-plated or rhodium-plated Barton scale
Polished gold-plated or rhodium-plated hands
Movement HUB8001 manual winding movement, cathedral reed tourbillon (two springs)
Number of parts 319
Number of jewel bearings 30
Frequency 3 (21,600 vibrations / hour)
Strap Black alligator leather lined with black natural rubber, same color stitching
Buckle 18K King Gold Black PVD Coated Steel Folding-Folding Buckle