Hublot presents the Classic Fusion Tour Auto, a tribute to the classic historic rally.

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This year’s Tour Auto (the 22nd running of the historic rally) brought forth the best, the brightest, the most impeccably prepared and the most ruinously expensive classic models from the likes of BMW, Lancia, Ferrari and Maserati to name but a few. Amidst the crowd though there was one new debutant.

Hublot, respected horologists and official partners with Ferrari’s Formula 1 outfit, is further strengthening its links in the classic car world. After partnering the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari 250 GTO in 2012 (as well celebrating a Tribute to Ferrari at the Mille Miglia), this year the company debuted the new limited edition Classic Fusion Tour Auto watch.

Made from titanium, the lightweight timepiece utilises a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with date comprising 280 components including 59 jewels, and oscillating at frequency of 28,600 vibrations per hour. Do let us know in the comments box below if you know what any of that means.

What we can tell you though that only 100 examples of the Tour Auto will be produced, each of which is up for grabs for a staggering $13,950.

– Shots courtesy of Hublot

Hublot Classic Fusion Tour Auto
Case: Diameter 45mm / satin-finished polished titanium / satin-finished end-pieces
Bezel: Satin-finished titanium / six H-shaped titanium countersunk / polished and locked screws
Crystal: Sapphire / anti-reflective coating
Case back: Satin-finished titanium / Tour Auto 2013 engraving
Crown: Satin-finished polished titanium
Screws: Titanium
Water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 metres
Dial: Opaline with titanium coloured appliques
Hands: Faceted / diamond-polished / skeleton / rhodium-plated
Movement: HUB 1143 Automatic mechanical chronograph
No of components: 280
Jewels: 59
Bridges: Satin-finished / bevelled and polished
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide / black PVD coated dimpled surface
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Strap: White perforated calfskin stitched on black rubber / steel deployant buckle