Hublot Watches: What Sets Them Apart
Swiss luxury watchmaker brand Hublot was founded by Italian entrepreneur Carlo Crocco in 1980. Since then, the brand has grown exponentially and carved a niche for itself in the art of luxury watch making. What sets them apart from other contemporary luxury watch brands is their art of fusion. For Hublot it is not just a slogan but a credo. An enduring testimony to Hublot’s art of fusion is its founder’s launch of the first natural rubber strap watch in the history of watch-making. It went on to become a commercial success with amazing sales in its first year.
Over the years, Hublot has earned fame for designing stylish and innovative watches for men. It also has a growing collection of timepieces for women. Its Big Bang series of women’s watches are eye-catching and glamourous at the same time. They include some of the bold features of Hublot’s classic range for men. The Big Bang’s game-changing design has got everyone, from stylish watch aficionados to veterans in the watch-making industry, to sit up and take notice. Evidently, it is now the first point of call for buyers scouring the range for collectible pieces.
The key things that Hublot does well are material research and ground-breaking design apart from the in-house production of some movements. Hublot has made some extremely impressive innovations in case manufacturing among which the magic gold is much loved. It is these factors which make Hublot watches special and therefore, totally worth investing on, despite the hefty price tag.
The exclusivity of Hublot’s metallurgical technique means that it involves pioneering fusion of materials. This is truly encapsulated in the brand’s flagship piece: the Big Bang. Launched in 2005, this collection makes use of gold, ceramic, titanium and other unusual materials with daring design features and cutting-edge technology.
The King Power Oceanographic 4000 Carbon is a standout piece, with a generous 48mm carbon fibre case, an oversized offset crown and the excellent self-winding movement. Incredibly, this piece is water resistant to 4,000m below sea level. If you are looking for something even more visually arresting than the Big Bang, the King Power collection is for you.
Soccer fans will admire the King Power Red Devil Chronograph and the King Power Maradona. The latter was made as a tribute to one of the greatest footballers of all time and is limited to just 500 pieces. It features the great Argentinian footballer’s squad number and the blue and white of the jersey on the dial.
The Classic Fusion collection belongs to a completely different genre defined by understated elegance. It is ideal for the ones with a discerning taste when it comes to buying the perfect classic timepiece. These watches have the same integration of materials and technical audacity, but housed within slimmer cases exuding a more vintage aesthetic. The Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin Titanium is an imposing model of this collection. It comes with a polished 45mm case, traditional leather strap, and an indicator positioned at the 7 o’clock which displays its impressive 90-hour power reserve.
The limited-edition Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon Titanium is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular pieces of Hublot. The rhodium-plated sapphire dial conceals the stunning manufacture and manual-winding skeleton tourbillon movement. It features a satin-finished titanium version of Hublot’s famed porthole bezel and the classic black rubber and alligator strap. This beautiful and high-calibre timepiece is one of the best Hublot men’s watches of all time.