Shawn Carter, the artist, hip-hop mogul, and shrewd businessman, always known as Jay-Z (or Mr. Beyoncé!) just got his own limited edition Hublot – “Shawn Carter by Hublot” Classic Fusion. Jay-Z is well known as a collector of high-end wristwatches including Hublot, Rolex and Richard Mille. He even sang about Hublot watches in his song “Otis” a couple of years back. Hublot and Jay-Z are cementing mutual admiration for each other with the creation of limited edition “Shawn Carter by Hublot” Classic Fusion.
Available in black ceramic or18 karat yellow gold, the watch is based on the existing Classic Fusion watch. Heart of the timepiece is the Hublot HUB1300 manually wound movement with a long 90 hours of power reserve. Even though the watch is 45mm wide, ultrathin movement measuring only 2.90mm allows for it to be slim. The unusual dial of both versions of the watch features, Jay-Z’s Maltese Cross inspired logo as a cutout, revealing HUB1300 movement underneath. No information provided about the type of strap, but it looks like an alligator leather.
Only 250 of black ceramic and just 100 of 18 karat gold pieces of the limited edition collection will be produced. Black ceramic is priced at $17,900 and while 18 karat gold costs $33,900. The collection will debut at Barney’s in New York on November 20th in time for the holidays.