Hublot presents its second Minute Repeater coupled with a tourbillon. The result of 24 months of research and development is timepiece as a fine exercise in style that demonstrates the principle of fusion between Tradition and Modernity. It has been fully remodelled and optimised since the first version appeared in 2010. The sapphire dial reveals the HUB 8001 hand-wound mechanical movement – comprising 319 components – with its tourbillon escapement and the Minute Repeater mechanism.
Among the notable new features are the newly designed time setting function and a traditional tourbillon with its 13.6 mm diameter cage, which rotates once every minute, and boasts a highly stable construction thanks to the barrette on the dial side.
One of the technical feats achieved on the Minute Repeater is the complete integration of the trigger piece in the left-hand bezel lug of the Classic Fusion’s case. The power of the double cathedral chime and the exceptional clarity of its tone has already brought it to the attention of connoisseurs.
The Tourbillon Minute Repeater, which has a power reserve of 5 days, is water-resistant to 30 metres.
The watch has an aesthetically pleasing diameter of 45 mm. The piece is available in two versions – King Gold (extra-precious gold containing 5% platinum) or titanium. It is completed with a strap, with a deployant buckle, in black alligator leather sewn onto tone-on-tone rubber.