Bucherer has released a new model for the elegant “Blue” collection. This time around they have partnered up with Hublot to give one of their main pinnacle models this “moody” tone. At first glance the result are quite admirable. This collaboration between Hublot and one of the oldest watch retailers operating in Europe, has rendered a truly tasteful combination of materials in the form of the new “Hublot Classic Fusion Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition”.

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Although this Bucherer collection tends to bring the “blue” hue to watch models that were lacking that option, in the case of the Hublot Classic Fusion it is not a total novelty. Hublot already had a titanium “Classic Fusion” made out of titanium, but this bronze version is quite a treat to the eye. It brings back to mind the also alluring “Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue” released in 2017, which you can read more about here.


Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze Blue, 2017 edition

The 45mm case is made of black brushed bronze with a transparent case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement.


Mounted to the case is a black ceramic bezel with the iconic six exposed screws layout, which the standard “Classic Fusion” look. The steel screws also offer a subtle contrast to the black, gold and predominately bronze and blue color scheme.


It comes equipped with two black ceramic rectangular pushers with a bronze setting-crown in-between them; plus another black ceramic pusher on left side of the case, to reset the chronograph functions. All topped by a sapphire crystal that also with water-resistant on this watch being able to reach up to 50 meters (164 feet).


Time is exhibited on a blue sunray satin-finished dial with 3N gold-plated hour index, followed by smaller gold-colored minute index markers, circling around the dials circumference. There are two sub-dials which also continues the gold theme.


The central hour and minutes hands are also 3N gold-plated, while the thinner gold chronograph feathers the Hublot logo as a counterweight. All these gold elements combined with the bronze case, black ceramic bezel and exposed steel screws; all complement each other will providing a very pleasing color scheme. There is also a date aperture at the 6 o’clock position with white numerals.


Hublot Classic Fusion Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition

This “Hublot Classic Fusion Bronze Bucherer Blue Edition” (Ref#: 521.BM.7180.LR.BUC18 – Special Edition xx/30) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber HUB1143 with 59 jewels and 28,800 Vph. A reliable workhorse option with an ETA base and a chronograph module from Dubois Dépraz. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 42 hours, when fully wound.


Mounted to the watch is a blue alligator strap with exposed gold stitching and interior black rubber lining for enhanced comfort, while secured to the wrist by a bronze folding clasp.


This is a limited edition of only 30 manufactured pieces, sold exclusively in selected Bucherer stores in the UK and on their online boutique. For more up to date information visit the official Bucher website here or Hublot website here.

MSRP: £15,000.00 – Approximately $19,100.00 USD

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Written by Mauro Az