Jun 07, 2021,18:28 PM

I own this watch for quite some time now.. it has been a marvellous piece and it kept exceptionally good timing. 

This is the only chronograph function that I use to time myself doing odd chores.. such as how long I take to walk from the front door to my car porch.. minor things.. and the chronograph function flawlessly! Same cannot be said about AP Offshores and Daytona.. could be down to my bad luck that 3 of my Offshores and one of my Daytona have to go back to the services centre due to the big second hand goes off alignment after a few laps. I have phobia using any chronograph function hence I don’t buy a lot of chronograph watches. Even if I do, I do not like using them eg 5980/1R. 

It is only because I have intention to send my Hublot back to the services centre for some good cleaning, I think to myself why not just use the chrono function and play with it even if it is break, the watch is going back to the factory soon anyway. To my surprise, it function beautifully and it is such a joy to use. It is a secret timing game between me and my Hublot.. I even time how long it takes for me to fill up my petrol 😅

This is my first Hublot and only Hublot at this moment. I ordered a two more both are in some coloured sapphire casing. I am yet to pick them up due to the covid lock down. 

Previously I have read plenty of articles and seen plenty of meme knocking down Hublot as a brand. Hence my reservation from getting one myself.

This particular watch has truly broken the evil spells that media has cast on this brand. I find all these negativities are absolutely uncalled for. 

The icing on the cake for this particular watch is the fit and finish is top notch. It wears beautifully and it is so comfortable! The design of the clasp is fantastic to use and the ease of changing out the straps with its “seat beat buckle design” is something currently AP and PP and Rolex can only dream of.

Last but not least.. this watch is seriously a show stopper. I am use to loud watches such as Daytona Leopard and MB&F machines and URWERKs.. I would say this watch command similar attention out in the public. I received plenty of compliments and asking for a closer look. Few of my friends who are fellow collectors have since changed their view on Hublot. Yes they have not bought any Hublot yet but at least no more negative comments from them. 

Here I took a random shot, with the benefits of a very fine and sunny day and having some deep thoughts on why there are so much hate for this brand and most importantly why I didn’t buy one myself earlier? ... ... 


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hi James! Great post and picture.....

 By: DouglasM : June 7th, 2021-18:42
My main issue with Hublot is that they make limited editions for nearly everything and everyone on earth; seems they have way too many models out there and I'm tired of seeing them all. The ones I have handled in the Hublot boutique in Las Vegas were impr... 

I know what you mean with all the limited editions..

 By: janef : June 8th, 2021-01:38
The strap however is a revolutionary simple yet effective design and it works a treat like no other. Simply insert to engage and press the “button” to release.. Once it is locked in, it is very secure, solid and sturdy. Absolutely no flexing no loose bits...  

Great to read your great love for your special Big Bang.

 By: Weems@8 : June 7th, 2021-19:04
I know about the Hublot jealousy. The brand produce watches which have a price tag not everybody can put on a desk of a jewelry store, AD, etc. For investment many know Hublot is not like Rolex, Patek, and AP. For me it makes no different, but it is there... 

Yes I bought two more ..

 By: janef : June 8th, 2021-01:10
.. however they are not the identical.. First is the Big Bang MP-11 SAXEM .. and the other is similar but it is a smaller size 42mm Unico Yellow Sapphire Photos credit to Hublot website. ...  

Thank you! 🍻

 By: janef : June 9th, 2021-16:35

Go for it!

 By: quattro69  : June 8th, 2021-02:15
Hi James, consider me a fan. At one point I owned 3 and continue to want more. Yes, there is a lot of hate out there, but to be honest, I never really understood it. I enjoy Hublot mostly for its aesthetic, technical prowess and a little quirkiness. But I... 

Some pics ...

 By: quattro69  : June 8th, 2021-02:15

More pics

 By: quattro69  : June 8th, 2021-02:17

Well, I guess dreams come true.

 By: MichaelC : June 8th, 2021-16:44
AP introduced their own quick change system this year. ...  

Yes Michael you are right, how can I forget AP latest addition..

 By: janef : June 9th, 2021-16:31
Honestly I am so happy to see major brands are finally catching up such a Cartier Santos has taken it a step further introducing quick bracelet adjustment feature which is so marvellous to use I bought a Santos just for that advancement. I can’t wait for ... 

I have been looking at this one..

 By: Ted O : June 10th, 2021-02:55
…the Meca-10, any thoughts? If I can find the all black model. ...