Watch & Jewellery
YOUR FIRST LOOK AT 24K MAGIC: Hublot's Classic Fusion Gold Crystal Firmament
Text by Kee | Photos by Jeff Ip and Hublot
Available in a 38mm or 45mm satin-finished ceramic case
Each gold flake is different from the other, which means each dial is unique
The self-winding movement is capable os 42 hours of power reserve

If flexing real gold along with designer minks and Cuban links doesn’t move you easily, this Swiss watchmaker’s cooked up something special that just might. Hublot's lab has created 24K gold crystals that even Bruno Mars would take off his shades to admire. These gold flakes that resemble dried leaves are harder to create than it looks. Pure gold is brought to a melting point and steam carrying so-called atoms of gold are then set in a crystalline form after coming into contact with a cold surface. What Hublot’s craftsmen have done is to carefully sort out these gold crystals – of which only 20 per cent are kept – and lay them delicately onto the dial using over 20 layers of transparent lacquer. We guess that’s what 24K Magic means.


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