Watches: Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 77th Edition
By Thierry Ané on June 15, 2015
Remember the “Find the errors” game we used to look for in magazines when we were kids? Well, if you put the Classic Fusion Chronograph presented last year for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 76th Edition and the version introduced this month for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 77th Edition, this is exactly what Hublot invites us to do!
These timepieces look so much alike that it is unsettling: at first glance, I had the feeling that the press office made a mistake and sent us the official pictures of last year’s model again… But just like the “Find the errors” game, once you look closer, you finally see the differences!
The 76th and 77th Bol D'or Mirabaud limited editions side by side
The new watch celebrating Europe's largest lake sailing race is still from the “Classic Fusion” collection. Powered by the HUB 1143 self-winding calibre, it features a chronograph function in addition to the time of the day and date indication. In this year's edition, the movement can be partially observed through the sapphire case back which is nearly entirely covered by a blue transfer, with just the logo, including the outline of Lake Geneva, revealing the mechanism behind it. Obviously, it bears the “77th Edition” indication instead of “76th Edition”.
Last year, the 45 mm case was crafted in titanium but the design team opted for black ceramic this time. In both cases, it is paired with a black PVD steel bezel featuring a carbon fibre ring. The insert displayed the usual grey colour of this material last year but boasts a more modern blue hue for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 77th Edition.
Here are no upheavals on the dial’s look: both models present a carbon fibre background with blue chronograph registers with sunray effect and rhodium-coloured hour markers and hands. Although still facetted, the latter are not skeletonised this year as they were last time.
Just like last year, the new timepiece is mounted on a rubber strap with carbon fibre insert. Here again, the observant watch enthusiast will note that instead of using the black rubber colour of the 76th Edition, Hublot selected a blue colour matching the chronograph counters for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 77th Edition. Limited to 76 pieces for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 76th Edition, the watch is now limited to 77 units.
Despite the similarities to last year’s version, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 77th Edition is definitely a cool watch for the holiday season and the combination of blue and carbon fibre works beautifully.
For more information please visit the Hublot web site.