When two master craftsmen put their heads together, the result can only be one thing – outstanding! The new Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto chronograph combines Hublot’s expertise in fine watchmaking with the leather-work legend that is Berluti.
Of Waves and Wine
Venezia Scritto, a treated calf-leather adorned with an engraved script, inspired by 18th Century calligraphy is the signature leather of Berluti. Hublot’s unparalled mastery of metals takes form with the elegant 45mm case of the Berluti Scritto crafted in either titanium or King Gold, an alloy developed exclusively by Hublot, which increases the copper content of rose gold and adds platinum to ensure maintaince of the rich red hue.
The titanium version is beautifully matched with an Ocean Blue Venezia Scritto leather strap, supported by black rubber and fastened by a titanium buckle to match the case and bezel. The truly remarkable feature of the Berluti Scritto is the dial, which is hand made from the same shade of Venezia Scritto leather as the strap.
The dial of the titanium version is Ocean Blue, while the King Gold Berluti Scritto has a dial and strap in the deepest shade of burgundy, aptly titled Bordeaux and reminiscent of the decadence of the regions finest wines. This watch exudes an aura of dignity and class that is hard to match.
The technical expertise and innovation of both Hublot and Berluti is further witnessed by the way in which the natural moisture from the Berluti Venezia Scritto leather has been removed, making is possible to encase the leather dial in sapphire crystal with no risk of corrosion or decay.
The dial of the Berluti Scritto has hour markers, a Hublot logo and the words ‘Automatic’ and ‘Swiss Made’ embossed into the leather, a running-seconds sub-dial at 3 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph counter at 9 o’clock.
Both sub-dials mark a striking contrast to the colours of the leather dials and are a few shades lighter than the main dial colours.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto is powered by Hublot’s in-house HUB1143 automatic chronograph movement and has a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.
Limited to just 250 pieces in Ocean Blue and 100 pieces in Bordeaux, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto would be the crowning glory in the collection of any watch aficionado and anyone who appreciates truly fine workmanship in leather and metal.
HOT Verdict: An elegant combination of materials and technology, a vision of class and sophistication the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto in rich Bordeaux is a sure-HOT winner!