If you’re confused by the image of this watch, you’re right to be. The Hublot Classic Fusion special edition has its numerals anti-clockwise. This watch is being made exclusively for the middle eastern market. It’s truly a landmark innovation in the watch-making design world, with hands that go backwards.
It’s based on the Classic Fusion, and modifies the hand movement so it goes backward. The body is made of bronze, and it’s also the first 45 mm Classic Fusion that doesn’t have a running seconds hand or a date window. It has numeral markers at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10, in Arabic numerics.
David Tedeschi, regional director at Hublot said, “As modern-day alchemists, we always strive to find original ways of connecting the past to the future. For that, we looked into turning back time with our completely new anticlockwise movement, which we housed in a case made from bronze, one of the first-ever alloys to be used by man.”
The watch will only be made in sunburst bronze with a gray dial which positions its 3N gold-plated appliques in an unusual direction. The bronze case has been treated to reduce aging, and avoid the patchy patination that kills the look of the watch. It has a gray calf and gold-stitiched strap, and only 100 pieces will be made. This is truly a collector’s item. It will be available only with Hublot’s UAE partners, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.