Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot will be debuting its exclusive Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection at the upcoming Baselworld 2017. Inspired by Italia Independent's founder Lapo Elkann and created in collaboration with the peerless fabric master House of Rubinacci, the new Hublot collection boasts horological masterpieces that have been infused with fabrics such as houndstooth, tweeds ad tartans.

Hublot’s Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection

"I chose these fabrics thinking about the costumes that we make for Lapo Elkann," said master tailor Luca Rubinacci. "I began with the extravagant colours of a vivid tartan with a sporty tone, then a more traditional houndstooth – in the style of an Italian gentleman – that I wanted in black and white, the colours of his favourite team Juventus F.C. I didn't think that it was possible to put wool on the straps and dial of a watch. But, Hublot managed it and the result is better than I could have hoped for. We have achieved a balanced watch, with a pattern effect that is neither too bold nor too light."

Take a peek at Hublot's Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection now...

Hublot’s Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection

Hublot’s Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection

Hublot’s Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection

Hublot’s Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection

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