Hublot is the exclusive official timekeeper for the second year running, of one of Europe’s most prestigious classic car events – The Tour Auto Optic 2000. Last year, Hublot unveiled a Classic Fusion chronograph with a white dial, and this year’s watch is basically the same but with a black dial and celebrates the 2014 event. The official watch of the Tour Auto 2014 is a Classic Fusion chronograph with a titanium case. The elegant, satin-finished black sunray dial with vertical red, white and blue stripes to echo the French flag, features two silver sunray satin finish counters, one on the left at 9 o’clock for the minutes and the other on the right at 3 o’clock for the seconds, titanium coloured baton indexes and a date window at 6 o’clock.
This sporty and elegant watch is a lightweight, durable alloy resistant to corrosion and still respects traditional Haute horlogerie codes. It is equipped with a HUB1143 selfwinding mechanical Chronograph movement with date comprising 280 components including 59 jewels, oscillating at a frequency of 28,600 vibrations/hour and with a 42-hour power reserve. The watch is water resistant to 50 metres.
The look is completed with a black perforated calfskin strap sewn onto rubber with black stitching with the stripe motif in the French flag colours of red, white and blue.