“For decades, Berluti has been making progress and pursuing extraordinary techniques to create the most perfect Patina’s ancient leather. The combination of traditional craftsmanship and advanced technology has led us to combine it with the exquisite mechanics of Hublot watches. The harmonious style of the foot creates the eternal elegance of modern gentlemen!”
———— Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe
In 1895, Alessandro Berluti from Italy founded the Berluti brand in France. Today, Berluti has become a family of shoes in Paris for a hundred years and is well-known for men’s footwear, accessories and apparel. Among them, Berluti footwear is the first choice for men with the most elegant style, and its bold and innovative Patina ancient art dyeing art is more convincing.
In 2016, the Swiss watchmaking brand HUBLOT Hublot and Berluti joined forces for the first time, introducing the classic fusion Berluti watch series. At the time of the 120th anniversary of Berluti’s 120th anniversary, this series watches perfectly captures the essence of the shoemaking process for the first time in the history of watchmaking and presents it in the form of a wristwatch.
The straps and dials of this series are made from Berluti’s classic Venezia leather, which places a higher demand on the exclusive tanning process developed by Alessandro’s descendant Olga Berluti – the leather has to undergo an extremely elaborate and complicated process in order to be suitable for the watch. For example, the leather on the dial must be completely dehydrated to ensure that the case is absolutely dry.
A year later, Hublot has further applied Berluti’s signature leather to combine such a noble natural material with a classic fusion chronograph.
This is obviously a more arduous and complicated creation. On the dial of the classic fusion chronograph watch, the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions consist of two chronograph dials respectively. For this reason, the watchmaker must re-create the design and develop a new process to ensure that the leather can stably adhere to Run on such a complicated dial.
Classic fusion timing Berluti watch
The new classic fusion timing clock Berluti watch was born, with a proud 45 mm diameter dial, and Scritto King gold and Scritto all black to choose from. Each watch has a limited collection of 250 pieces, each with a hand strap, a Berluti custom watch box and a complete set of Berluti leather care products.