Limited to 50 pieces in ceramic and 20 bits in King Gold, the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is still another limited release and that is, at least in part, because of the issues involved with the manufacturing process. Apparently, the step-down pattern worked into the lower part of the crystal can’t be easy to reach but it offers a clear and unrestricted view of the tourbillon’s range of motion. This ought to be a visual treat to witness as the primary axis makes its entire rotation every second while the second axis does it in just 30 minutes. The result is a seemingly frantic screen of complication which the wearer may then admire through different angles as a result of the different sapphire crystal design.In large, bold Hublot design, the event of this Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis measures 49mm in diameter and 17.95mm thick. I think the size is fitting to your design and will get the job done well to improve the prominence of the bi-axial tourbillon screen. Additionally, it provides 30m of water immunity (in case you drop it in the pool or something) and the titanium and gold versions have been finished with a variety of satin, shiny, and micro-blasted surfaces. Most importantly, the large polishing on both sides of the lugs and the bezel transition well as you move nearer to the sapphire tourbillon window, something I am sure will translate far better in person as far as the visuals go. Another interesting feature is the lever system in 9 o’clock which moves forward or back a day together with ease.The 43-jewel grade HUB9009.H1.RA is a self-winding motion that operates at 3Hz and provides a complete 5 days of power reserve. As seen from the sapphire case back, the movement indicates the kind of comprehensive construction and finishing you expect with gray-coated Anthracite bridges, a polished Rhodium plated balance, and naturally, the defining bi-axis tourbillon array that functions as its most noteworthy feature. In addition, both models of this Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis include a patterned black rubber strap having a fitting deployant clasp in ceramic or King gold.
Having debuted Berluti’s leather on the dial of the time-only Classic Fusion last year, Hublot is once again using the Parisian shoemaker’s signature material, this time on a chronograph.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti uses Berluti’s Venezia Scritto leather that’s laser-engraved with calligraphy for the dial and strap.
Two apertures have been cut into the leather of the dial to accommodate the chronograph registers, while the hour markers are embossed batons.
The 45mm case is available in either 18k King Gold or black ceramic, matched with brown or black leather respectively. The movement inside is the HUB1143, which is an ETA 2893.
Like the first Berluti edition, the chronograph is packaged in a large Berluti-leather covered box that also contains a shoe care set comprised of brushes, creams and a mitten.
Price and availability
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto King Gold is priced at SFr34,900 or S$52,200, while the Scritto All Black is SFr15,900 or S$23,800. Each version is limited to 250 pieces, and both will reach stores between the end of May and start of June 2017.