Hublot, the Swiss watchmaker, has officially launched a new classic fusion ‘Wandum Collection’ special edition watch at its boutique at 10 Place Vendôme. This watch will be launched under the same name of Hublot. Watch boutiques are on display for three months.
This special edition watch is a tribute to Hublot to Place Vendôme. Brand boutiques have been in Place Vendôme for five years; the boutique’s iconic “H” pattern is based on the famous Vendôme column. decoration.
The classic fusion ‘Vendôme series’ is a typical example of the concept of ‘art of fusion’ cherished by Hublot watchmakers. It is not only part of the history of the French capital, but also an innovative interpretation of its cultural heritage modernization.
The Vendôme Column is a landmark of Paris with a height of 44 meters. It dates back to 1810 and is inspired by the Trajan’s Triumphal Column. The bronze on the column is said to be made of cannons seized by the French army from the enemy. The bas-relief around the pillar is decorated with battle victory scenes and trophy patterns. The top of the pillar is a bronze statue of Napoleon I. It was once destroyed and now rebuilt: the column of Vendôme truly stood the test of time.
As a tribute, the dial of the classic ‘Wendum Collection’ is decorated with bronze. This copper-tin alloy is unstable in nature and easily stains patina. Even inside a clock, exposure to natural air can oxidize and corrode the life of the alloy. Therefore, Hublot watchmakers are packaged in sapphire crystal, limiting its contact with air, thereby stabilizing the properties of the alloy.
The classic fusion ‘Vendome series’ case is made of titanium, with a vintage black rubber and brown calfskin strap, once again showing the unique fusion of Hublot tradition and modernity.
Respecting traditions, while being unique and far-sighted, ultimately inspired the watchmaker of the Swiss watchmaker Hublot, like an alchemist, to magically fuse the past and the present to create the classic fusion ‘Wandum series’ Create an eternal future.