Hublot is a luxury watch manufacturer based in Nyon, Switzerland that was founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of LVMH. Big Bang Sang Bleu II, Big Bang Meca-10, and Big Bang Unico GMT are the three of the brand’s most notable models. It is mainly remembered for the Classic Fusion and King Power collections, as well as the previously mentioned Big Bang line.
Hublot has several sponsorship deals, including the Premier League, Club Olimpia, and the WBSC Premier12 international baseball tournament, to raise the national platform of their brand. The brand issued wide and great sets of exceptional watches everyone will surely love. To know some of them, here’s the article for you.
The new Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, made in partnership with Ferrari’s Centro Stile, is a departure from Hublot’s usual sharply structural and angular design. The Ferrari GT is curvy, a little unusual, and an extraordinary case of successful design that intersects aspects from both watches and cars. It was developed by the same people who created the jaw-dropping Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2. The Ferrari GT is 45 mm wide and powered by Hublot’s in-house UNICO HUB1280 flyback chronograph movement. Hublot Watches from this set are available in King Gold, titanium, and a distinctive polymer matrix composite called 3-D carbon.
This watch sits low on the wrist, looks even better, and feels great. The chronograph action is delightful, and the titanium has a light presence and a muted look that is only rivaled by the 3-D Carbon model’s more fervent appearance. Only 2,000 of the $22,000 titanium prototype and 500 each of the $27,300 3-D Carbon and $38,800 King Gold editions were made, marking a significant withdrawal from the Classic Fusion’s conventional design aesthetic.
The Ferrari GT wears much tinier than the sizing suggests, thanks to the convex saucer-like case profile, with an oversized screw-down crown and hooded lugs accenting the seamless and flowing case edge. It is one of the most popular watches from Baselworld 2019, despite its wild watchmaking and daring design.
The late Carlos Crus-Diez, who died in August at the age of 95, gave the latest rendition of Hublot’s Classic Fusion a brightly colored twist. Cruz-Diez is well-known for his 70-year career devoted to proving that color is a relative rather than a fixed and well-defined quantity. Color, according to his perception, is fluid. He’s worked in a variety of mediums, including paintings, light installations, and sculptures. He was a founding member of the Op Art movement in the 1960s, which focused on optical illusions, particularly the idea of movement created by a static interface.
In 1965, he produced his first Chronosaturation set, which comprised a series of galleries with intensified fluorescent bulbs in green, red, and blue that the viewer would advance through. The notion was that the existence of light would have a significant impact on the pieces of art, or rather, the viewer’s viewpoint, in each gallery. Shifting from one gallery to the next would leave a residue of light on the observers’ eyes that would fade over time, causing the works to alter the image in the time it took for their eyes to adjust to the new light levels.
The Classic Fusion collection, which was just released, plays on these ideas of color immanence and fluidity. The Classic Fusion’s dial features a perception of Cruz-Diez’s work in 1964, Chronointerference. It is made up of two distinct discs, each driven autonomously by the MHUB1100.H caliber. These colorful vibrant discs move in sync with time. As the pattern shifts over time, the dial’s image dramatically alters. It’s the same notion that Cruz-Diez has always experimented with, except Hublot has managed to transform it from a more traditional medium to the dial of one of their most iconic watches.
It’s a mystery why a Hublot Big Bang with an integrated bracelet didn’t exist until now. Hublot had a lot less work to do in a period when every major watchmaker was rushing to invest in R&D, production, and design of a stainless-steel sports watch with an integrated bracelet because the ideal system had always occurred in their line-up: the Big Bang. The dial and bezel are identical to the existing Big Bang production, except the indices, which are no longer Arabic numerals.
This is one of those watches that looks like it should have been there the whole time. The Big Bang has a distinct personality and a unique market segment. Its integrated bracelet complements the design wonderfully. When someone familiar with Hublot sees the watch for the first time, they might think it’s nothing new since it has become a norm.
The column wheel is viewable through an open-worked dial, and the HUB1280 is a carryover from the standard Big Bang. The black ceramic edition is limited to 500 pieces, while Titanium and King Gold were mass-produced in large quantities.
The Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic, as its name suggests, is a potent stew of rock-solid ceramic in a signature Hublot highlighter hue. The open-worked dial, which exemplifies the in-house HUB1280 automatic flyback chronograph movement inside, is perfectly framed by the simple sheen of the ceramic surface. It is available for the first time in a vivid canary yellow. The hour markers and handset have a seamless and efficient yellow stencil outline.
The incredible Hublot watches attest that there is nothing wrong with everything the brand is generating. They are tested and proven to be of great quality and their ambassadors are geniuses and experts in their field as well. Some of the successful people who are in a relationship with the brand are the Singaporean film actor and Wushu champion, Jet Li, and the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt.
In the fields of sports, gastronomy, and arts, Hublot has developed a network of “Friends of the Brand.” Notable Friends of the Brand are Norwegian footballer and 2018 Ballon d’Or Féminin winner Ada Hegerberg, English football manager Gareth Southgate, Ukrainian tennis player Simona Halep, and French chef Yannick Alléno. Diego Maradona, an Argentine footballer widely regarded as the best in history, was also a Friend of the Brand until he died in 2020.