Opinions appreciated

 By: quattro69  : July 3rd, 2022-19:53

Dear Purists,

Wondering if I can get some opinions going. I have always had a thing for Hublots and have owned a number of them over the years. Original Big Bang (44), Unico (45), etc. I currently own a red Orlinski and just found myself picking this all-black Integral up.

Perhaps to my surprise, what I found over the last few days wearing it, is that it’s kind of an “un-Hublot” Hublot. At 42 mm, and with the integrated bracelet, feels surprisingly understated. And I think I struggle with what I always enjoyed about Hublot - the loud almost obnoxious nature, which however, has its appeal. As “sophisticated” as this piece feels, it’s almost anticlimactic to what Hublot normally delivers on.

So I’m kind of reevaluating. Should I keep or let go. As many of you know, there’s always a balance in the collection of fun, serious, valuable, etc. In my recent years, I found myself wanting to have very curated pieces that stand on their own. And so I was hoping to get some opinions about this very piece. What would you do?

Many thanks and for those of us in the US, Happy 4th!

Dear Quattro69,

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : July 3rd, 2022-20:06
Hublot is big, loud and massive for me with a great presence on arm!

Hublot is with strap for me and not with bacelet, like by Panerai!

I didn’t buy the Hublot Big Bang Integrale for me because it could be anything, any watch, a Zenith or any other watch.

Just my 50 cents!

If you won’t wear the watch then there is no reason to keep it..

I actually rather like this piece...

 By: patrick_y : July 3rd, 2022-20:52
But if you are asking the question, that means you're not smitten about the piece, and that you should probably let it go. 

I will go against the commond trend..I have tried the black integral ceramic

 By: christianch : July 3rd, 2022-21:25
and is amazing, comfortable, cool. If you really don't like the color you could let it go and get one of the ones issued this year in many colors ....or something else.

I think the 42mm is a great size  ( and does seems to fill your whole wrist) but once again I didn't yet buy the integral ceramic as I like more the Spirit of Big Bang. If I would buy now the integral I would go for a colored version.

This 100%!

 By: walds11 : July 8th, 2022-12:01
It looks great on your wrist! But… I want more flare and pop, so would opt for one of the colored versions.

Looks really great!

 By: MTR : July 8th, 2022-18:22
Bravo!! 👏👏👏


I personally find the 42mm perfect

 By: MTR : July 3rd, 2022-22:02
for my wrist (which is 16,5 to 17cm).

I am a big fan of Panerais and wear them in the 47mm case size. But interestingly the Hublot 42mm doesn’t appear much smaller on my wrist.

But it’s all a question of taste and preferences.

My humble opinion is: just the fact that you are not 100 percent convinced is a good reason to let the watch go.

You have such beautiful pieces in your collection that you don't need a watch that you don't love with all your heart.


I like the way Hublot s design language seems to be going, I.e. towards smaller case sizes

 By: penang1974 : July 4th, 2022-13:50
Generally I’ve found Hublot to be of excessive size

If you’re thinking about letting it go it’s not for you.

 By: sludgeriff : July 4th, 2022-16:27
Personally I think the Meca 10 is the most compelling Hublot on the market right now. My all time favorite watch.

but is huge...

 By: christianch : July 4th, 2022-16:59

May I ask your wrist size?

 By: MCG (Markus) : July 4th, 2022-18:41