Hublot has been supporting the Only Watch charity event since 2005 and unveils this year a Classic Fusion created in partnership with Brazilian painter and sculptor Romero Britto.
This timepiece stands apart from the other models as it is being auctioned along with the canvas that inspired it. A first!
The Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto combines the traditional art of enamelling with the contemporary pop art and cubism of Brazilian artist Romero Britto.
On the dial, the master dial-maker, guided by the coloured work of art by Britto, reproduces the lines of the design at the correct scale. Then, the white gold dial is struck to prepare it for the champlevé enamelling. Finally, the enameller applies thin layers of the powder enamel to the piece, adding the 6 opaque colours from the 250 shades in his palette one by one. The paint is fixed to the dial through successive firings at a temperature of approx. 800°C.
This dial is housed within a 45 mm polished black ceramic case, topped with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and water-resistant to 50 m. The case-back, in black ceramic with sapphire crystal bears a decal Britto signature.
The Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto is powered by the HUB1302 hand-wound mechanical movement, offering a 90-hour power reserve. It is fitted with a red alligator strap, stitched onto black rubber and secured with a black PVD steel deployant buckle.
From 23rd September, the Only Watch 2015 travelling exhibition of watches will complete a world tour before the auction in Geneva on Saturday 7th November. All of the money raised will be donated to fund medical research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a debilitating neuromuscular disease.