When the first Hublots appeared some time in the 1980s, I bought this model as a novelty. The combination of gold and (perfumed) leather strap seemed cute and the “porthole “ design was a new design language I did not anticipate that Jean Claude Biver would join in the early 2000s and transform Hublot into a mainstream, large scale watch brand
From the Biver era, we see a series of loud, in-your-face models, including huge watches encrusted with gems and housing complex complications.
More recently however I see things turning full circle with the popularity of the Hublot Classic Fusion, which resembles its 1980s ancestor but, in my view, is not quite as pleasing to the eye
This Hublot remains in perfect condition (and shape) after a full service With automatic movement, this was the top end of the range at the time, as I recall, and it was priced very reasonably