Hublot first launched their Classic Fusion collection in 2010. The event they chose to unveil the first watch in this collection was the Baselworld Show. The inspiration for the watches in their new collection was the Big Bang concept and they used the idea of fusion as their inspiration. They were similar to their predecessors in the sense that they had the same technical boldness. However, the new range had a more classic appearance. The main reason these pieces were unique is that they fused many materials in their trendy designs, including gold, titanium, ceramic, diamonds, and platinum. Hublot managed to seamlessly combine modern progressive methods with traditional watchmaking. Here are the top five Hublot Classic Fusion watches.
1. Hublot Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon 45mm Watch
The Hublot Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon 45mm Watch is one of the most expensive in the collection as you can expect to pay in the region of $100,000 to proudly wear one of these timepieces on your wrist. It is aimed at the older market and is designed for indoor formal attire. There are two versions of this watch. One is a titanium model and the other a black ceramic model. The case has a masculine design and the watch is comfortable to wear. These are limited edition pieces as there were only 99 units of the black ceramic watch made and just 50 of the titanium timepiece.
2. Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic Men’s Watch
Only 250 Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic Men’s Watches were produced worldwide, and it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing watches produced by Hublot as it is bold and dynamic. The straps are meticulously made from Venezia Scritto calf leather and are inscribed with calligraphy that was inspired by 18-century writing forms. This calligraphy was a piece of art designed by Olga Berluti. The dial is gold-plated and uses tobacco bis leather. The watch consists of 63 components and is decorated with 25 jewels. It has a power reserve of up to 42 hours. The case is 18-karat solid polished gold and has the Hublot logo.
3. Hublot Classic Fusion Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Watch
The Cathedral Minute Repeater is a limited-edition version of the Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater watch that was released in 2015. The limited-edition version comes with an all-carbon-fiber case and contains mechanisms that use a range of chimes on demand for activation. The case was revolutionary in terms of minute repeater watches and is a fantastic alternative to metals such as gold and platinum as minute repeaters do not work well with these metals. The activator lever for the minute repeater is contained within a left lateral case insert. The watch has a five-day power reserve and features a 60-second tourbillon movement. It is constructed from an impressive 319 parts.
4. Hublot Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant ‘Hero Villain’ Watch
When Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant retired after 20 years of service, his career was celebrated with the release of this watch. This was a limited edition watch with only 24 pieces made and one of these is owned by Kobe Bryant himself. It was nicknamed the ‘Her Villain’ watch and marked the start of a relationship between Hublot and the Los Angeles Lakers as the watch brand became the official watchmakers for the athletics team. This watch features an 18-karat rose gold dial in a black ceramic Classic Fusion case measuring 45mm. The dial boasts an engraved black mamba snake and the ‘HV’ logo is central to the case back window, which is crafted from sapphire crystal. Sticking to the snake theme, this watch also boasts a strap made from gummy python skin.
5. Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 42mm ‘Shiny Dial’ Watch
Of all the Hublot Classic Fusion collection, this is one of the most interesting watches in the range. It is available with either a titanium or gold case and has a moderate diameter of 42mm. Its design is similar to the classic Hublot watches and it features a manually wound movement that was made in-house and is approximately 2.9mm thick. It has the capacity to preserve power for up to 90 hours. It is possible to see the movement through the back of the case. This watch merges modern features with a traditional watch as it has a dark anthracite plated surface that has a shiny polish finish.
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