Hublot and Berluti unveil the Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto


Hublot and Berluti unveil the Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto

Hublot and Berluti unveil the Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto

Hublot’s creative watchmaking genius fuses with the innovative — and inimitable — patina of Berluti leathers
La Cote des Montres - May 16th, 2017

“Over the generations, Berluti has developed its exceptional expertise to perfect the patina of its leathers. Combining traditional craftsmanship with our technical expertise has enabled us to marry this natural material with the mechanical refinement of Hublot. With a coordinated style from wrist to toe, the modern gentleman is the epitome of elegance!”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, Hublot

Founded in France in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti, the Parisian House now dresses men from head to foot. The most elegant men choose Berluti for their footwear, captivated by its bold and inventive patinated leathers.

In 2016, Hublot released its first innovation: the Classic Fusion Berluti line. In honour of Berluti’s 120th anniversary these pieces encapsulated the inimitable style of the famous shoemaker in a watch for the first time. This model employed Berluti’s famous Venezia leather for both its strap and its dial. Developed by Olga Berluti, a proud descendent of Alessandro, this exclusive tanning technique needed to be developed into a delicate and complex process before it could be used to craft a watch. For example, all of the moisture had to be removed from the leather before it could be enclosed within the sapphire crystal.

One year on, Hublot decided to take its use of Berluti’s signature leather even further, combining this prestigious, natural material with its Classic Fusion chronograph. Evidently a more complex task, as the dial features two counters at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, craftsmen had to go back to the drawing board and develop new practices to ensure the leather could be made stable despite these new additions.

The result: the new Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti, available with a 45 mm case in a choice of two finishes, Scritto King Gold and Scritto All Black. Limited to 250 pieces of each, both models feature hand-crafted straps, presented in a Berluti bespoke box containing a complete Berluti leather care set. Thanks to Hublot, the expertise of the Berluti leather is now worn on the wrist.

About Berluti


Berluti dates back to Paris in 1895 and has been built by four generations of shoemakers. In 2005 fine leather goods were introduced and, in 2011, a complete clothing collection as well as a bespoke service available in Paris in its rue de Sèvres store. Berluti has more than 40 stores in all the major cities since 2013.

Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto

Technical description

References :521.OX.0500.VR.BER17 (Scritto King Gold) – Limited to 250 pieces
521.CM.0500.VR.BER17 (Scritto All Black) – Limited to 250 pieces
Case :Satin-finished and polished 18K King Gold or black ceramic
Bezel :Satin-finished and polished 18K King Gold or black ceramic, with 6 H- shaped titanium screws
Diameter :45 mm
Thickness :13.40 mm
Water resistance :5 ATM (50 m)
Crystal :Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back :Satin-finished 18K King Gold or polished black ceramic, with sapphire crystal
Dial :Genuine brown or black Berluti patinated Venezia leather with Scritto decor and embossed indexes, HUBLOT logo, “Automatic” and “Swiss Made” indication
Movement :HUB1143, self-winding chronograph movement
Nb. of components:280 (59 jewels)
Frequency :4 Hz (28'800 A/h)
Power reserve:42 hours
Bracelet :Black rubber and genuine brown or black Berluti patinated Venezia leather with Scritto decor
Buckle :18K Red Gold and black-plated stainless steel (King Gold) or black- plated stainless steel (All Black) deployant buckle clasp