Watch of the Week: Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto

A sumptuous new collaboration between Berluti and Hublot takes watchmaking in an unexpected direction.

Looking for something truly unusual in timepieces? Hublot is offering something new and different with its Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti watches, two new models made with handcrafted leather dials—an exception to the watchmaking norm. First introduced to the world earlier this year at Baselworld, the timepieces are just arriving in Hublot boutiques worldwide.

The Swiss luxury watch brand teamed up with the 120-year-old Parisian house of Berluti, known for creating sumptuous leather goods with unparalleled patinas and detailing, to create the two new timepieces. Our favorite? The Berluti Scritto, made with a Venezia Scritto tobacco-hued calf leather dial and matching strap, adorned with handwritten engravings inspired by 18th century calligraphy. (The other, the All Black, is notable for its black leather dial and Berluti’s signature "Gaspard" incision on its Venezia Nero-Grigio strap.)

The 45 mm satin-polished watch is crafted in Hublot’s proprietary 18-karat King Gold, which is said to be scratch resistant, and is powered by the Hublot HUB1100 mechanical self-winding caliber. Sold in in a special Berluti shoeshine box with leather cleaning accessories, just 250 pieces of this limited-edition collaboration will be made. Price: $29,400;

For more limited-edition luxury watches for men, read our reviews of the Monsieur de Chanel, the A. Lange & Sohne Special-Edition Lange 1 Time Zone, and the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater.