Collector’s Corner

Hublot recently premiered an exclusive version of its new “Hublot 1910.” The limited edition is the first watch whose case is made of tantalum, a base metal used in its pure state (unlike gold or steel, which are used in alloys). The metal—used in aerospace, electronics, and surgery—is extremely rare, difficult to work with, and heavy. It’s also “a high-quality alternative to platinum, with good anti-corrosive and conducting properties,” according to the company.

The elegant “Hublot 1910 Tantalum” is produced in a limited series of only 100. It has a meteorite dial, date window, curved sapphire crystal, and automatic movement. Water resistant to 50 meters, it comes on Hublot’s trademark vanilla-scented black rubber strap with a double-hinged clasp. The 1910 is also produced in steel, with a Hublot-black or meteor-gray dial.

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