Baselworld 2018 was the first time that Hublot revealed it had mastered the fiendishly complicated technique of producing ceramic watch parts in a vibrant red color.
It will profit from the breakthrough in 2019 with the launch of a Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski made almost entirely from the watchmaker’s patented red ceramic.
The watch was designed in conjunction with Hublot brand ambassador Richard Orlinski, a pop artist and sculptor.
It took Hublot four years to develop the red ceramic from concept to production. Its vibrancy and shine make it a perfect material for the Hublot and Orlinski partnership, both of whom use signature angular designs in their work.
The 45mm Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic is released in a limited edition of 200. It houses the HUB1155 self-winding skeleton chronograph movement.
Retailers will have their first chance to see the watch, which is likely to be sold only in Hublot boutiques, at a presentation in Geneva in January.