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THE SUBTLE BEAUTY OF GREY - Which grey best suits your personality ?

Hublot is releasing its CLASSIC FUSION collection in on-trend yet timeless grey. Following on from its Spring/Summer 2015 blue collection, the Classic Fusion quintet now boasts a total "Racing Grey" look. Less harsh than black, more timeless even than blue, this grey – inherently neutral and universal – reinforces the model's versatile elegance. An androgynous hue with many different facets. From yuppies to gypsetters, tweed to iridescent satin, grey works with every style from the understated to the ultra-sophisticated.


The case is available in a choice of 4 dimensions and with three movements, to suit any wrist: 33, 38 and 42 mm – with 3 hands and date at 3 o'clock. The 38 and 42 mm models are driven by a HUB1110 self-winding mechanical movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The 33 mm case boasts a HUB2912 quartz movement.

The 45 mm version, with 3 hands and date, or chronograph with the date at 6 o'clock, house the HUB1112 and HUB1143 automatic movements respectively.


With its beauty enhanced by the "metallic" flecks of the titanium or the vibrant bronze of King Gold, the "Racing Grey" is undoubtedly a piece with timeless elegance. Jeans, charcoal grey cashmere sweater, beige trench coat, navy blazer, white shirt or little black dress: only the Classic Fusion "Racing Grey" is missing from your wardrobe basics. Easy to wear, it suits any style and is as masculine as it is feminine. 


Luxurious, precious, chic, understated or relaxed... which grey best suits your personality?





Technical specifications

REFERENCE : 511.NX.7071.LR




- 45 mm

- Titanium



- Titanium

- Satin-finished and polished



- Black composite resin



- Satin-finished grey sunburst



- Sapphire with anti-reflective coating



- Titanium

- Satin-finished with sapphire with anti-reflective coating 



- Calibre HUB1112

- Self-winding mechanical movement

- Power Reserve : 42h



- Hours & Minutes

- Date window at 3 o'clock



- 5 ATM/50 m



- Grey alligator leather and black rubber

- Deployant buckle in steel





- 511.OX.7081.LR

Classic Fusion 45 mm : Case in 18K King Gold with a "Racing Grey" dial on a grey alligator leather strap


- 521.NX.7071.LR

Classic Fusion Chronograph 45 mm  : Case in Titanium with a "Racing Grey" dial on a grey alligator leather strap


- 521.OX.7081.LR

Classic Fusion Chronograph 45 mm : Case in 18K King Gold with a "Racing Grey" dial on a grey alligator leather straph


- 565.NX.7071.LR

Classic Fusion 38 mm : Case in Titanium with a "Racing Grey" dial on a grey alligator leather strap


- 581.NX.7071.LR

Classic Fusion 33 mm : Case in Titanium with a "Racing Grey" dial on a grey alligator leather strap (Quartz movement)


Who's who

“I’d known Jean-Claude for 20 years. When he took over Hublot, I offered to open a dedicated store in Paris. He came to see the premises. We talked together for barely 45 minutes before reaching an agreement.”


The relationship between Chronopassion and Hublot is built on mutual trust, spontaneity – and firm convictions about the projects with the greatest potential. As Lauren Adams would say, “there’s no point discussing what’s already been agreed.” It’s the perfect adage when it comes to the personalities of former Hublot CEO Hublot Jean-Claude Biver and Laurent Picciotto, the founder of Chronopassion.


Rather than simply being the story of a brand and its products, Hublot and Chronopassion is above all a story with a strongly personal touch. When Carlo Crocco created the Hublot watch with a gold case and a rubber strap in 1980, it was the first time in the history of watchmaking that a precious material, gold, had been used alongside rubber. In the mid-1990s, rubber became prized by many leading watchmaking brands, demonstrating that Hublot’s decision had been the right one. For the brand, rubber was anything but a fad – rather, it embodied its philosophy and became its hallmark.


Having headed up Hublot for fifteen years, Carlo Crocco became increasingly busy with work for his MDM Foundation, so he set out to find the right person to take the helm of the watchmaking firm. That was when he met Jean-Claude Biver, who had just left Blancpain. Biver put Hublot back on the road to recovery, becoming head of the company from May 2004 through to 2012. “Our paths crossed in 2006,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. “Jean-Claude had already brought the brand right up to date, with lines like Big Bang, Classic Fusion and King Power.


This was the beginning of the rebirth of Hublot. He drew plans, diagrams, rebuses and roadmaps for me. When he stepped down from his position as CEO in 2012, I realised that he had had his entire roadmap in mind right from the word go. Not only that, but that he had completed it – ahead of time.” The takeover of BNB Concept proved to be a key turning-point for the brand. The company had been subcontracting for Hublot since 2004, dealing with complication watches, particularly tourbillons. At a time when BNB was struggling financially, Hublot offered to buy out the firm. The brand thereby became a “manufacture”, enabling it to supply haute horlogerie models, notably a large number of tourbillons and Minute Repeaters, as well as more atypical pieces such as the Key of Time.


Together, Laurent Picciotto and Jean-Claude Biver forged a partnership rather than a commercial relationship. The two men created a number of custom series and set about laying the foundations of what was to become Hublotista, the community of Hublot owners. At the end of the day, they are still motivated by passion – and guided above all by instinct.





Journalist : Olivier Müller




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