This Hublot Classic Fusion Bol d’Or Mirabaud (Ref. 521.NQ.1717.QR.BOM14) is a nice take on the Swiss brand’s iconic Classis Fusion collection. While the differences with other models in the range are only cosmetic, the choice of materials and the way they are put together make a strong impression. As usual, Hublot will severely limit its total production volume in order to make it a ‘real’ rarity.
The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari (Ref. 905.ND.0001.RX) is a strange blend between the outrageous MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt and the revolutionary (at least in terms of guaranteed power reserve of whole 1000 hours) Rebellion T-1000 Time Machine. The similarities do not end on the visual side, though. Equipped with a tourbillon and whole eleven spring barrels, the MP-05 features a power reserve of no less than 1200 hours (50 days!) Now if only its hybrid-powered source of inspiration sported such an amazing range!
Presented right in time for the holiday shopping season, the Hublot Big Bang Gold Full Pave-Set collection comprises three versions. Each member of the family features a rose gold case but is equipped with Big Bang’s signature resin insert of different colors. To my taste, the most appealing among them is the model in white (Ref. 361.PE.9010.RW.1704): the brown and black resin parts just don’t do justice to almost seven hundred clear cut diamonds that adorn the dial, the bezel and the lugs of this beautiful timekeeper.
The new Hublot Classic Fusion Squelette Tourbillon Ferrari 250 GTO limited edition watch was presented last week on Tuesday at Abbaye de Hautvillers. The “ultra-exclusive” event was restricted to a hundred-and-something rich persons that you have probably seen on TV and all sorts of tabloids. Planned to be sold exclusively to 39 owners of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO vintage sports cars, the new timepiece has a good chance of becoming an instant legend.
The Swiss brand has just disseminated an official press release regarding its upcoming Hublot Classic Fusion Extra-Thin Skeleton (refs. 515.OX.0180.LR and 515.NX.0170.LR) collection. Soon to be available both in their proprietary King Gold alloy, as well as in more understated titanium, the series combines an ultra-thin manufacture-made hand-wound movement with a nicely skeletonized dial. It could have been slightly smaller though.
First revealed in Paris, France at the Belles Montres Watch Show back in December 2011, the Hublot The Baby Million Big Bang 44m Haute Joaillerie Chronograph (Ref. 301.WX.1170.WX.9804) is the tour de force of the high-jewelry subdivision of the Swiss-based brand. It is not just an ultra-luxury toy for the one-percenters: it is a perfectly manufactured timekeeper, which is powered by a bullet-proof (although mass-produced) mechanism, and set with more than eight hundred diamonds of different cut! That doesn’t mean that I like it.
Hublot has recently presented its first serious diving companion. Their new Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000 Automatic (refs. 731.NX.1190.RX & 731.QX.1140.RX) looks like the first Hublot that can be described not as an expensive accessory, but a real tool. Well, I have a feeling that it will still be expensive.
Hublot is going to sell 100 pieces of its special numbered edition Hublot Big Bang amfAR BANG (Ref. 301.CI.1170.GR.AMF11) automatic chronograph donating some part of the revenue to the US-based amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) nonprofit organization.
Like their recently presented self-winding King Power Red Devil collection (Refs. 716.CI.1129.RX.MAN11 and 716.OM.1129.RX.MAN11), the 2011 Hublot Big Bang Flamengo (Ref. 318.CI.1123.FLM11) is, too, dedicated to soccer. Featuring the same 45-minute chronograph counter, it nevertheless comes in a more tranquil, sober case and also sports a simpler movement.
With its new Hublot King Power Red Devil automatic chronograph, which is designed together with the famous Manchester United soccer team, the young brand is not the first company to offer a chrono that would have its totalizer tailored for the duration of a game period, be it soccer or hokey. However, it is the first to offer a watch with two centrally-positioned chronograph hands.