Video: Summer Never Ends With Five Custom Hublot x Watchonista Cocktails

Video: Summer Never Ends With Five Custom Hublot x Watchonista Cocktails

Today, we travel to more than five Mediterranean locations with five matching Hublot Boutique Editions Watches and match them to five bespoke Watchonista cocktails.

By Marco Gabella
Chairman & Executive Publisher

This summer, Hublot issued a pentad of highly desirable limited edition Classic Fusion Chronographs devoted to the Mediterranean Sea. Available only in Hublot Boutiques located around, as Ancient Romans would say, the Mare Nostrum (Mare Nostrum is the Latin name for the Mediterranean Sea and means “Our Sea”), these unique boutique editions pay tribute to Mediterranean style.

In the hope that summer will never end, Watchonista offers to take you on a journey across the “Great Sea” from Capri (Italy) to Bodrum (Turkey) with stopovers in Ibiza (Spain), Forte Dei Marmi (Italy), and Mykonos (Greece). And with the help of Dirk Hany, the talented co-founder, mixologist, and soul of the superlative Bar am Wasser in Zürich, Watchonista pairs each of the five Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Boutique Editions with five bespoke cocktails dedicated to these five legendary summer locations.
 

A frequent creator of special cocktails for Hublot, including a collaboration with Hublot Boutique in Zürich, Dirk Hany has custom-tailored five cocktail recipes to match the cocktail culture and mood of each of the five Mediterranean locations.

Discover each cocktail-chrono pairing in our exclusive video. Cheers!

Video: Summer Never Ends With Five Custom Hublot x Watchonista Cocktails

Five by Five

As Hany was conceiving Bar am Wasser, he took inspiration from bar culture to create a place that is a fusion of modern yet classic stylings. Similarly, for over a decade, Hublot has mixed materials, textures, and colors to offer exclusive boutique-only editions that were produced in extremely limited quantities.
 

Hublot X Watchonista Capri Cocktail

Like the sky over the Bay of Naples or the inimitable mint green leather of Riva’s iconic boats, the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Boutique Capri has a definite taste of far niente, or “carefree idleness.” The satin-finished titanium case and white dial counterbalance the blue ceramic bezel, sub-counter, and rubber strap perfectly. 
 

To match the Caprese art of il dolce far niente, Dirk combined Aperol with dark rum and Rhubarb bitters to offer a great Apperitivo.

Watch the video to learn how to make it at home.
 

Hublot x Watchonista Ibiza Cocktail

Known as the European Mecca of clubbing and nightlife, Ibiza was, for decades, primarily frequented by hippies. Today, the island retains both identities – the party destination and the ultimate chilling spot. Thus, with its seconds counter emblazoned with a peace sign and its dark blue ceramic case and bezel, the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Boutique Ibiza is the perfect encapsulation of the island’s split personality.
 

In true nightlife spirit, Champagne is the name of the game for the Watchonista Ibiza Cocktail. In addition to Champagne, it includes bergamot liqueur, London dry gin, and lemon juice.

Check out the video to learn more.
 

Hublot x Watchonista Forte Dei Marmi Cocktail

To celebrate the 2021 opening of the brand’s newest boutique, the Hublot Boutique in Forte Dei Marmi offers views of the Tuscany landscape overlooking the Meditation Sea. Dedicated to the new boutique, the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Boutique Forte Dei Marmi evokes the sights of a sun-drenched beach with its light beige ceramic case and bezel, sunray beige dial, and beige rubber strap.
 

Using vodka infused with tomato, basil, and olives counterbalanced by Fino sherry and dry vermouth, Dirk Hany has created a cocktail that is an olfactory tour of the Tuscan hills.

Check out our exclusive video for the full recipe.
 

Hublot x Watchonista Mykonos Cocktail

No less than the tenth Summer Edition dedicated to the Greek isle, the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Boutique Mykonos celebrates the island’s marvelous sunset by mixing dark blue with gold. An intense pairing, this iteration mixes a satin-finished 5N gold bezel and a dark blue ceramic case and strap. Moreover, its golden indices, counter indications, and hands are tastefully done and extremely readable atop the dark blue dial.
 

As any sophisticated denizen of Mykonos knows, the island always needs to lead trends while also remaining faithful to its own Greek culture. Consequently, Hany adapted his aromatic Forte Dei Marmi cocktail. The Watchonista Mykonos cocktail includes mastiha liqueur infused with pistachio and bergamot, lemon juice, salty honey, Greek yogurt, and pistachios.

Check out the video to learn more.
 

Hublot x Watchonista Bodrum Cocktail

Facing the Aegean Sea, Bodrum, Turkey, also plays host to a new Hublot boutique. But the ancient city is probably most famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Like the city’s stones that sit betwixt the azure sky and blue sea, the satin-finished titanium case of the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Boutique Bodrum has an eternal look and feel. That everlasting aura is only enhanced by the satin-finished blue dial and blue alligator strap.
 

Due to its strategic position and thriving port, Bodrum is a multicultural melting pot built on trade. Thus, Hany has mixed red wine with honey and coffee and included Cognac, Koa, chocolate bitters, and coffee beans to create the Hublot x Watchonista cocktail. The perfect Eurasian mix!

Watch our exclusive video for the full instructions.

(Photography by Pierre Vogel, Video by Johan Corminboeuf)

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