We’ve all been there. It’s inevitable as a watch collector. You see a new watch that’s been released and immediately fall in love with it. You can’t get it out of your head, until you finally give in, and track one down in the metal. But once you have it in your hands, you realise how much better the rendered images from the brand made the watch look and it doesn’t live up to your expectations on your wrist. With the Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary collection, however, the opposite is true.
It looks just as good on the wrist. Maybe even better. Here’s proof – in a collections of shots I’ve spotted on Instagram over the last few months, that show just why the Hublot design DNA is standing the test of time.
If you aren’t following @equationdutemps yet, do yourself a favour and check out his ‘gram. In this shot of the Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary reference in titanium he manages to capture not only the mirror polished bevels and satin polishing of the rest of the case, but also the inky depths of that jet black dial. Don’t stare at it for too long though. It might stare back at you.
It’s a stunning shot, and no less than you would expect from the Editor of GQ Style and the Fashion Director of British GQ. Luke shows why the reference in black ceramic is a winner when it comes to subtle elegance.
This middle of December in Paris calls for a jacket and a scarf, and if you can manage it, a watch that matches both. The titanium case against the black rubber strap of the Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary pairs when perfectly with some darker toned winter wear.
If you like crazy cars, and even crazier watches, then @alwaysaperta should be on your IG radar. He was also one of the lucky 200 to pick up the Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary in black ceramic. A very nice addition to a very nice collection of watches.
BONUS SHOT: An original Hublot from @watches_of_babylon
While not one of the references from the Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary collection that was released in 2020, this was too good not to include. Mainly because it certainly isn’t every day that you lay eyes on one of the original Hublot watches that the 2020 collection was based on. The design DNA is clear to see and it’s impressive that it has stayed faithful to the source four decades on.
Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary collection price and availability:
The Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary in yellow gold is $35,100 and limited to 100 pieces. For more details, visit Hublot right here.
The Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary in black ceramic is $14,600 and limited to 200 pieces. For more details, visit Hublot right here.
The Hublot Classic Fusion 40 Years Anniversary in titanium is AUD$11,600 and limited to 200 pieces. For more details, visit Hublot right here.
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