Hublot is a luxury watch manufacturing company that was founded by Carlo Crocco in 1976. Previously, Carlo Crocco had been part of Italy’s Binda Group dynasty before leaving to try his luck in the watch- making industry. The result was MDM Geneve, with which he released his first watch in 1980. The face, which resembled a porthole, was what inspired the name “Hublot.”
Buyers were drawn to the innovative strap and modern design of the Hublot, making it an almost instant hit. Hublot had set a new standard by incorporating the very first natural rubber straps on a watch in history. Three years later, people recognized the superiority of the strap due to its ability to remain supple and soft even after exposure to the weather elements and extended use. Since then, virtually every watch brand makes use of rubber straps.
Today, Hublot belongs to the French luxury goods corporation LVMH and is one of the most sought after watches in the world. In fact, it is so precious that Formula One CEO (Bernie Ecclestone) was once mugged for his Hublot watch. Some of its most notable endorsers include Diego Maradona, Usain Bolt, the whole Manchester United football team, and the remaining members of the had to come up with a method of authenticating their watches.
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10. The Bigger Bang – $62,500
The Bigger Bang is all black with thirty three encrusted jewels and a skeleton-like dial. It comes with a single button chronograph, a sapphire-made display, and a stainless steel clasp. During its auction at Sotheby’s, this Hublot watch was sold for $62,500.
9. Classic Fusion Vision II – $90,000
The last Hublot on the list is also one of the rarest timepieces from the company. The watch was designed with various colored faces and features 25 overall encrusted materials and jewels. These include 18 carat pink gold, diamonds, and titanium. The most noticeable discrepancy from the other Hublot watches is the leather strap, which is usually rubber. The watch went for $90,000 during a Christie’s auction.
8. Classic Fusion Zirconium – $160,000
Although the design is not that dynamic, the Classic Fusion Zirconium is one of the most elegantly crafted watches Hublot has produced. The wristwatch is designed from zirconium, which is usually used in nuclear reactors, is highly efficient, and has an excellent resistant to corrosion. It also has a chronograph function, a water resistance of up to fifty meters, and is self winding. Its power reserve can last up to forty two hours. To complete the design, the watch incorporates lateral inserts and bezel lugs, giving this masterpiece a flair atmosphere. The cost of owning one Classic Fusion Zirconium is around $160,000.
7. Tourbillon Solo Bang – $170,000
The Tourbillon Solo Bang comes complete with deployant buckles and black rubber straps. The watch is also water resistant up to a hundred meters, while the colors range from stainless steel to rose gold with all- black ceramic. In addition, the watch features a manually-operated wining tourbillion mechanism and ceramic bezels. Also, the hue, which can be found at the 6 o’clock mark of the Tourbillon, varies from model to model. Some are stark and sleek, and others are vibrantly colored. Make sure you have $170,000 before asking for the watch.
6. Classic Pink Gold & Diamonds – $180,000
Speaking of designs, the Classic Pink Gold & Diamonds is one of the most elegant Hublot watches out there, featuring the company’s legendary functionality and engineering. Its case is stainless steel, which is also covered with a beautiful blend of brilliant diamonds and pink gold. The watch is based on Quartz movement. Its black rubber strap delivers just the right amount of contrast while ensuring longevity, all at a cost of a McLaren 570S sports car: $180,000.
5. Big Bang King – $250,000
Among the many all-black watches Hublot has made, the Big Bang King is probably the most iconic. The gorgeously modern, sleek timepiece comes with a ceramic case, a black dial with a sapphire crystal and, of course, Hublot’s signature rubber strap. Additionally, the watch is water resistant up to one hundred meters and its power reserve can last up to 120 hours. Combined with its interesting range of features, this watch is truly distinctive. The last price for the Big Bang King was $250,000.
4. Big Bang Tourbillon Limited Edition – $290,000
One of the most esteemed Hublot collections is the Big Bang, which includes one of the most exclusive and rarest watches: the Diamond Tourbillon Limited Edition. There are only eighteen models in existence, each featuring a beautiful blend of the company’s classic elements and innovative design. The watch comes with a bezel set with a chronograph that is controlled through a push button over the crown, 212 diamonds engraved in the case, and forty eight baguette diamonds.
3. Masterpiece MP-02 – $305,000
The Masterpiece MP-02 is a very unique watch, even by Hublot’s standards. The watch comes with a futuristic style and is designed with titanium and black rubber. The face is reminiscent of a mesh of various dials, but there are three settings on the watch: one for telling the time, the other for speeding the time, and the last one for slowing down time. True, two of these settings are not really practical. The idea is to boast the sophisticated functions a Hublot watch can achieve. The model came out in fifty pieces only, each valued at $305,000.
2. Black Caviar Bang – $1 million
Recognized as the best watch in the Grand Prix de Geneve of 2009, the Black Caviar Bang is a real marvel. The body is 18 carats white gold, while the face does not have any numbers. The watch’s clasp, case, and dial are covered in black baguette diamonds. This brings the total number of diamonds on the watch to a spectacular 544, all weighing 34.5 carats. You will have to part with one million dollars to get this piece.
1. The Hublot – $5 million
The #1 most expensive Hublot watch is also known as the Hublot, which goes at a breathtaking $5 million. Apart from this, the Hublot is also the world’s most expensive watch. In fact, due to the limited supply and nature of the surface of the watch, topping this masterpiece will be quite difficult. It is covered with 1,200 diamonds (140 carats overall), including 6 stones weighing at least 3 carats. The entire project took 17 people and 14 months to complete, with superstar Beyonce Knowles grabbing one for her hubby Jay-Z.