Hublot Classic Fusion “Forbidden X” with real tobacco leaves in their dial

Hublot Classic Fusion “Forbidden X”, 2nd part of the collaboration with Arturo Fuente Cigar Factory.

Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot announced a second watch developed together with one one of the biggest names in the cigar industry. The ForbiddenX cigar is known and prized by connoisseurs from across the globe. At the Chateau de la Fuente manufacture in the Dominican Republic, the ForbiddenX cigar even has its own dedicated production room. This results in the unique flavour of the Forbidden X, with its spicy depths evoking forbidden pleasures.

Hublot “Arturo Fuente ForbiddenX” watch features real tobacco leaves in their dial, the same leaves as those used to create the prestigious Forbidden X cigar. These leaves were sent from the Fuente Estate in Santo Domingo to the Hublot Manufacture in Switzerland so that the engineers could insert them in the dials via a high-tech process where epoxy resin is used to make them stable and rigid.

The watches are delivered in their own little treasure chest of a display case; a wooden “humidor” cigar box, specially developed by Hublot to regulate the humidity and ensure the cigars are stored in perfect condition.

With a brown ceramic bezel, the 45mm “Arturo Fuente Forbidden X” is available in a choice of 4 different versions: a titanium version, a black ceramic version, a King Gold version (Hublot’s famous red gold which contains 5%platinum, giving it an intense red colour and making it an even more precious metal) and a luxury version equipped with a tourbillon movement. The latter is available in an exclusive run of just 30 numbered pieces.

The tourbillon cage of the HUB 6011 Manufacture movement, with its 155 components and 5-day power reserve, can been glimpsed through the tobacco leaf which forms the dial. Every aspect was designed, developed and produced in-house by the Hublot Manufacture engineers and watchmakers. The ensemble is complemented by a tone- on-tone tobacco coloured calfskin strap, featuring the exclusive Forbidden X symbol.