A first generation Hublot

Aug 23, 2020,07:28 AM

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

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Mine says hello

 By: penfriend : August 23rd, 2020-08:17
Purchased in 1995 and since then a trustworthy companion. I never got fond of the Biver-era Hublot models but success proves him right. ...  

Classic Fusion

 By: Clueless_Collector : September 20th, 2020-16:20
It’s not surprising Hublot is also paying tribute to the Fusion family after 40 years. This brand is actually one of the pioneers in the Sports watch using Rubber strap with 100m SS but unfortunately there aren’t much social media and hype during the 1980...