When industry legend Jean-Claude Biver became CEO of Hublot in 2004, having bought 20 per cent of the business from its founder Carlo Crocco, he moved to breathe new life into the brand. Hublot Classic Fusion watch is a modern reinterpretation of the first innovative designs of the 1980’s, which gave life to the original Big Bang. Its sporting yet chic aesthetic, with a satin-finished bezel, a pared-down dial and a refined profile, revealed a more traditional temperament than the Big Bang, while echoing its distinctive look. The range has since become a timeless must-have, integrating diverse features and a variety of diameters, materials and vibrant colours. A unisex icon of the Art of Fusion, the versatile elegance of the Classic Fusion today lends itself to all interplays of materials and designs.
Hublot Classic Fusion replica watches has long riffed on its template, but for the company’s 40th birthday it is returning to source. The original Classic had the porthole-like bezel you’ll find on the Big Bang (“hublot” is, of course, French for “porthole”). It also combined a gold case with a natural rubber strap – a first in the history of watchmaking.
The replica Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase Titanium, There are four calendar indications ?C two in the openworked section and two in the overlaid moonphase sub-dial. The two in the openworked portion are the day of the week and month indicators. They’re displayed in the usual pair of windows at 12 o’clock, but with a few accommodations to make them legible while conforming to the skeletonized construction. The disks themselves are actually just cut-outs of the letters, floating over the other movement components. The windows however have a white backing, which lends some contrast to the grey letters, making them readable. The moonphase display itself is probably the coolest part of the watch though. The black and white ring around the edge hands out over the openworked part of the dial, showing the date and containing the moonphase in the center. The moonphase is composed of an iridescent blue ground, the pair of engraved photorealistic metal moons, and a translucent black overlay to block out the moon that’s out of view.
Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase Clone Watch – 517.NX.0170.LR
Series Classic Fusion
Case Size 45 mm
Dial Color Skeleton