Since Hublot established its largest flagship in the U.S. on Fifth Avenue, the luxury Swiss watchmaker has become a mainstay of New York City. An unwavering beacon standing tall in its centre, Hublot is proud to honour the city with the latest iteration of its Concrete Jungle.
New York is not just a place but a symbol of vigour and resilience. Hublot draws inspiration from the bustling streets, their exuberant spirit, brilliant energy, and limitless opportunities moved by the city’s perpetual ability to endure, evolve and overcome. Drawing on these elements, Hublot has created an avant-garde tribute to New York’s bedrock of strength.
“New York City is our home away from home, and Hublot gains so much inspiration from the place and people – risk-taking, innovation, adventure and of course unity, strength and resilience. It is an honour to pay tribute to a city that has a place in the hearts’ and minds’ not just of America, but the world.”
Ricardo Guadalupe, HUBLOT CEO
The 2nd iteration of Hublot’s Concrete Jungle is fortified with a more durable concrete material, staying true to the brand’s Art of Fusion principle to promote ground-breaking innovation. The concrete material is composed of 65-75% fine cement, 25-30% epoxy resin replacing water in standard concrete, and 5-10% fiberglass replacing steel to reinforce the concrete. Hublot’s Nyon design team upgraded the epoxy resin with an anti-UV additive to prevent colour change over time and applied an anti-graffiti treatment on the finished components to prevent the concrete from becoming impregnated with other contaminants like dirt. The case and dial formed with this enhanced concrete will prove to withstand the test of time, underlining the importance of meticulous craftsmanship in creating enduring pieces.
Hublot Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle Specification:
- Case: 45mm
- Case material: Composite Concrete
- Dial: Composite Concrete Dial, Microblasted and Ruthenium Anthracite Plated Hands
- Case-back: Microblasted Black Ceramic engraved with “LIMITED EDITION XX/50” and Sapphire Crystal
- Water resistance: 50 meters
- Movement: HUB1143: Manufacture Selfwinding Chronograph movement
- Power reserve: 42 hours