Hublot loves to tout its prowess with unexpected and innovative materials. And while the Nyon-based luxury watchmaker often appears to trail a maelstrom of celebrities, publicity stunts, and hyperbole, its claim to materials innovation rings true. The 250-unit Big Bang Mag Bang limited edition is the embodiment Hublot’s box-busting logic.
That being said, the Classic Fusion collection has always been somewhat of a saving grace in my eyes for Hublot. Characterised by softer, more classic lines, not to mention significantly slimmer cases, the Classic Fusion range is for those who have more classical tastes but still appreciate the contemprory touches of a Hublot watch.
Personally I prefer the latter (pictured above), even though I’m not normally partial to gold best replica watches, because I think it contrasts better with the black dial, giving the watch a bit more character. Regarding to this, the new Classic Fusion 8-day Power Reserve does not disappoint. Introduced at Baselworld earlier this year, there are two versions to choose from, one in titanium and the other in Hublot’s so called King Gold (which the brand says is extra precious gold containing 5% platinum.) Some watches tend to stand out through brand name, others through durability and others through an out of this world design. As the name suggests the Classic Fusion 8-day Power Reserve offers an impressive 8 days (that’s 192 hours) of power in reserve, which is a first for Hublot. If you are that kind of person who always wants to be different and unique, the watch of this edition would definitely be you type.
Turning the Classic Fusion 8-day Power Reserve over you get a nice view of the movement through the sapphire caseback. The finishing is clean and precise, although not particularly outstanding. The only downside is that the case is still 45mm in diameter, too large for a classically styled watch in my opinion. I realize this is part of Hublot’s ‘contemporary’ influence, but I still will have preferred to see the Classic Fusion 8-day Power Reserve in the 42mm – 43mm range. Besides, at 10 o’clock the power reserve indicator gives a nice visual indication of the remaining juice, whilst small seconds are shown on a separate sub-dial at six o’clock. A date window completes the look at 3 o’clock.
Aesthetically the fake watch is quite attractive in a minimalist sort of way. The polished and satin-finished 18K King Gold case works well with the black sunray satin-finished dial, with the polished gold-plated appliques and hands tying the two together nicely. This is not one of Hublot’s manufacture movements and so there is less focus on it than other models.