Hublot is always a fan of new technology. Often times, they are the ones creating it. Now they have just released another watch with some new technology. The Vitrail currently comes in 4 versions. Red or blue in a 45mm steel case, and red or blue in a 45mm black ceramic case. This watch is something special. The blue and red you see is actually stained glass. Cut with a laser this glass is made to fit into the spaces to the micron. The stained glass they use is made in Switzerland and is currently available in ten colors, so there will most likely be more than just red and blue in the future. In addition, Hublot is also thinking of extending this technology to include semi-precious stones, ceramic, wood, or stone and with 15 spaces to fill, a person could basically create their own custom watch. The movement is the in-house HUB6017 hand-wound skeleton tourbillon movement which has a 5-day power reserve, 251 parts (19 of which are jewels), and a frequency of 21,600BPH. The strap looks extremely comfortable because it is not your everyday leather strap. It is actually black alligator leather stitched onto black rubber. That means that the softer rubber will be against your wrist, which in my opinion is a bit more comfortable. The deployant buckle is available in 18K red gold or black PVD steel. However, it will be released in a limited edition of just 20 pieces per version. New technology, tourbillon, great design, just an all-around great watch.
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
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